"How does effective public innovation promotion function?"

Dr. Jan Wessels

wessels@iit-berlin.de
+49 30 310078 176

Focal areas of work

  • Evaluation of technology and innovation policy
  • Analysis of innovation systems and strategies
  • Innovative foundation of companies
  • International cooperation in the field of innovation policy

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jan Wessels studied political science from 1990 to 1994 at the FU Berlin and the IEP Paris and obtained his doctorate in Berlin in 1999. Since 2000, he has worked at VDI/VDE-IT, specialising in the evaluation of technology and innovation policy and strategic advice in this area. He directs the impact analysis of the "Founder Competition - Digital Innovations" and evaluates the electro mobility programme "ElektroPower" by the German Ministry of Economy (BMWi). Recent evaluations include the funding measures "Innovative Regional Growth Cores" by the Minitry of Education and Research (BMBF) and two Tunisian innovation support programmes. Since 2007, he has been one of the spokesmen for the working group "Research, Technology and Innovation Policy" of the "Gesellschaft für Evaluation" (DeGEval). From 2010-2013, as a consultant in the Strategy Department of the BMBF, he was responsible for the high-tech strategy.

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