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Professor David Wield

OU Professor of Innovation and Development; Innogen Co-Director, Global Innovation

01908 654 782

Development Policy and Practice
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Dave is Professor of Innovation and Development at the Open University and a Co-Director of the Innogen Institute based at the Open University and the University of Edinburgh. From 2007 to 2014 he directed the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (Innogen), University of Edinburgh and Open University. Previously, he worked at Imperial College, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique and Aston University. He has also been a Senior Fulbright Fellow at Stanford University/University of California, Berkeley.
He is on the editorial board of various journals and book series, on the ESRC peer review panel and was a sub-panel member of the recent REF UK research evaluation exercise.

Dave’s research interests focus on the policy and management of technology; and on development policy and practice with emphasis on industrialization and technologies. Recent research includes projects on: innovation in life science companies; knowledge management and development, public-private collaboration and international development. His external research grants as PI total more than £12m, including from ESRC, EPSRC, European Union and Commission, Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), IDRC Canada, Ford and Rockefeller Foundations.

David Wield CV - 2015 PDF, 268KB

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