Dr. Gerwin Evers works as senior consultant at the Amsterdam office of the Technopolis Group. His work is focused on science and innovation policy in which he has a specific interest in the role of universities. Gerwin takes a systemic perspective and has extensive experience with mapping system dynamics through the implementation of a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods consisting both of traditional methodologies—such as scientometrics, econometrics and case studies—and open and big data collection and analysis methods such as network analysis, webscraping, natural language processing and machine learning.
Gerwin is currently working for DG RTD on the project Knowledge Ecosystems in the new European Research Area, in which he contributes to the development of the ERA-hub concept. Gerwin is also involved in a project for the UN Technology Bank in which he is tasked with developing and capturing science, technology and innovation indicators. Recently completed projects include among others a bibliometric and social network analysis study for the impact evaluation of the Oncode Network and the output analysis conducted for the evaluation of the COST network.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Gerwin was as PhD Fellow at Aalborg University part of the EU funded Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network that studied the Role of Universities in Regional Development and Innovation (RUNIN). Gerwin’s research during and after his PhD focused on understanding how universities, through their teaching activities and research collaborations (and the interaction between these two channels), can foster industrial development in their locality. Before his PhD Gerwin worked as a junior researcher at the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University on a project about the innovation system around rare diseases. Gerwin holds both a bachelor in Science and Innovation Management and a master in Innovation Sciences from Utrecht University.
Gerwin is fluent in Dutch and English and has basic knowledge of Danish and German.