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Carlos G. Acevedo & Getachew S. | Gabriela Dutrenit & Lena Trojer

LECTURE-12: DEVELOPMENTAL UNIVERSITIES IN INCLUSIVE INNOVATION SYSTEMS by Dr. Carlos Acevedo & Dr. Getachew S. E. CHAIR:Prof. Gabriela Dutrenit, Universidad Autónoma Metropolita, Mexico & Prof. Lena Trojer, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

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Carlos G. Acevedo & Getachew S. | Gabriela Dutrenit & Lena Trojer
Carlos G. Acevedo & Getachew S. | Gabriela Dutrenit & Lena Trojer

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24 Mar 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT

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About the Event


The lecture covers the following:

-Knowledge Based Inequalities

-Inclusive Innovation Systems and Policies

-The Idea of the Developmental University


Gabriela Dutrénit is an economist with a PhD in Science and Technology Research Studies from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK. She is coordinator of the Master Program in Economics, Management and Policies of Innovation, and the related area of the PhD Social Sciences program at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Mexico. She is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Science. She is coordinator of LALICS (Latin American Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems), the Latin American Chapter of GLOBELICS. During 2012-2014 she was Coordinator of the Scientific and Technological Advisory Forum in Mexico. Gabriela Dutrénit’s research interests include: innovation and development, in particular learning and technological capability accumulation at the firm level; university–industry linkages; research and development (R&D) and innovation policy. She has coordinated several evaluations of the Mexican policy of science, technology and innovation.

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Lena Trojer Lena Trojer has many years of experience in co-evolutionary projects in East Africa and Bolivia concerning cluster initiatives and emerging innovation systems. She was the first full professor at the Department of Technology and Aesthetics, Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden developing the PhD program Technoscience Studies. Her research interests include Innovation Systems and Development, ICT and Development, Feminist Technoscience and Research Policy. Her present positions are Professor at Centre for Innovation Research (CIRCLE) at Lund University, Sweden, Adjunct Professor at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania and Senior professor at BTH. The most recent publication is the book 'Sharing Fragile Future - feminist technoscience in contexts of implication'.


Carlos G. Acevedo is a researcher at the Program of Innovation and Technology Transfer at Universidad Mayor de San Simón, in Bolivia. He obtained his Doctoral Degree at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. His thesis was focused on co-evolutionary processes and the role of public universities fostering inclusive innovation systems in developing countries. Mode 2 knowledge production and Action Practice Research are some very relevant methodological approaches used to study innovation processes in the Bolivian context.

Carlos heads the research division for innovation studies in his home university, currently running programs at PhD and MSc levels, in collaboration with SICD-Lund University, Sweden. He collaborates within local and international networks to study and practice innovation, supporting cluster development, innovation community building and local interactive learning spaces. He worked as consultant for the Vice Ministry of Science and Technology of Bolivia as consultant for innovation policy design.

Getachew Shambel Endris is currently an assistant professor in the school of Rural Development and Agricultural Innovations (RDAI), Haramaya University, Ethiopia. He has had educations from Ethiopia, Uganda, and Denmark. He is an experienced lecturer and researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Currently he is teaching, supervising postgraduate students (MSc and PhD) in his institution. In addition, he is currently serving as the thematic area leader under the theme Institutions, Innovation System and Impact Evaluation Studies. He is a highly motivated researcher with research interest in social policy and institutions, innovation systems, power relations, social protection, and social networks with a focus on smallholder farmers, women, and youth in pastoral and agro-pastoral communities. He is skilled in designing, monitoring and evaluation of pro-poor livelihood and resilience improvement projects, innovation systems, gender and youth analysis, livelihood analysis, social network analysis, and actor oriented and network theories.

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