Catherine Beaudry

Rhodes Scholar, has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oxford where she also obtained an M.Phil. in economics. From her first degree in electrical engineering specialised in satellite technology, she has kept a strong interest on technology, science and innovation.

She is an associate professor at the Mathematics and Industrial Engineering Department of École Polytechnique de Montréal, an adjunct professor at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), a member of the Centre for interuniversity research on science and technology (CIRST) and a researcher at the Centre for interuniversity research and analysis of organization (CIRANO). She is a principal investigator on a number of grants and is responsible for the Governance group of the Nanotechnology Ethical, Environmental, Economic, Legal and Social (NE3LS) Network in Quebec.

Her main research interests are the analysis of innovation networks, collaboration, partnerships and alliances, industrial clusters, and how they influence innovative firm performance and survival. As such, she is interested in the interaction between clusters, regional systems of innovation and networks. Her current research focuses on the impact of university funded research in biotechnology and nanotechnology as well as on the mapping of knowledge proximity within nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology.

Triple Helix Conference I Amsterdam, 1996 II New York, 1998 III Rio de Janeiro, 2000 IV Copenhagen, 2002 V Turin, 2005 VI Singapore, 2007 VII Glasgow, 2009 VIII Madrid, 2010 IX Stanford, 2011 X Indonesia, 2012 XI London, 2013
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