Vivek Seth is an experienced public policy consultant having worked in policy research and consultancy for the past decade. He is particularly experienced in projects centred on technology and innovation policy, enterprise and business development, and local economic development. Previous assignments include evaluations, appraisals and economic impact assessments for a range of local, regional and national government clients. Vivek is also experienced in using a wide range of research methodologies including interviews, desk research, literature reviews, data analysis and economic impact modelling.
Notable project examples at Technopolis Group include acting as the qualitative research lead for the Review of the Enterprise Europe Network (for Innovate UK), the economic modelling lead for our impact review of the Europe PMC publications database (for Wellcome Trust) and forming part of the core study team for the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of the Diamond Light Source synchrotron (for Diamond Light Source). He also provided analytical support (both quantitative and qualitative) to the Science and Innovation Audits (for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), and has undertaken detailed stakeholder and industry consultations for our socio-economic impact assessment of ESA’s TRP and GSTP technology programmes.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Vivek worked as a policy consultant for SQW where he worked on a range of assignments for Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities, national government departments and the European Commission. Vivek was the research lead for a project examining the economic and wider benefits of Dstl’s commercialisation activities, he was closely involved in a study examining the scale and nature of the motorsport cluster in Silverstone, and he managed the study on workspace demand amongst small businesses in Winchester. He also worked on several evaluations and research projects examining access to finance for UK SMEs.
Vivek holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from University College London and obtained his undergraduate degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He is a native English speaker.