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Job Title: Innogen Associate
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 6391
Fax: +44 (0)131 651 4278
Building: ESRC Innogen Centre, University of Edinburgh, Old Surgeon's Hall, High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ
Room Number: 2.03
Michele has been involved with innovation research and policy in some capacity over the last nine years. He is currently an Innogen Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Among other things, he is working on an EU funded project to improve policymakers’ ability to assess their country/region’s capacities in a high tech sector, and develop policy processes suitable to their specific context. While the project has focused on the biotechnology sector, the approach has been designed to address a variety of knowledge-intensive sectors. He is also working on a project to develop commercial pathways for stem cell therapies; working closely with the commercial arm of a large laboratory to develop business models for different possible therapies’ commercialization, and drawing the global value chains which encompass these business models. Prior to working at Innogen, he was an ESRC Research Fellow at Kingston Business School investigating skills and research policy in the UK and Ireland, and the management of knowledge workers in the pharmaceutical and IT sectors.
Before moving to the UK, Michele was a Senior Policy Advisor for the Ministry of Research and Innovation in Ontario, Canada, where he managed research funding programs targeting local universities and research institutes, as well as provided policy advice on various issues.
Michele has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and believes that flights of fancy are an underrated mode of travel.
Mastroeni, M (forthcoming) 'Finance for High-tech Sectors: State led support for Start-ups and Spin-offs,' International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.
Mastroeni, M. 'Institutional Change in the Pursuit of a Quebec System of Innovation', International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Vol. 10 (8), 201.
Mastroeni, M (2001) 'Creating Rules for the Global Information Economy: The United States and G8 Leadership' in New Directions in Global Economic Governance, eds. John Kirton and George Von Furstenberg, Ashgate.
Mastroeni, M and Rosiello, A (2010) 'Life Science Innovation Strategies, in Sweden, Ireland and Ontario: Lessons Learned for Scotland'. Prepared for Scottish Enterprise.
Michele's broad research interests include innovation, the development high technology sectors, and the national and regional innovation systems which affect them; and the politics and power dynamics involved in innovation and institutional change. His research involves the comparative study of national and regional contexts, while trying to maintain awareness of the global context.
Michele is involved in the following Innogen projects: