Executive Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI/ Professor, Innovation Policy and Strategy, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR)
Jakob Edler is the Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI and the Professor of Innovation Policy and Strategy at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR). His work in recent years has been on the demand-side of innovation policy and the public procurement of innovation. More recently, he began working on the role of intangibles for innovation and competitiveness and policy interventions to support their development and use. Professor Edler has advised numerous public bodies at all political levels and his research has been funded by the UK Research Council, the EU, and other international organizations. His recent publications include Technology sovereignty as an emerging frame for innovation policy: Defining rationales, ends, and means and The roles of the state in the governance of socio-technical systems’ transformation.
Former Special Advisor to the President of Korea on Economy and Science/ Professor, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program on Technology Management, Economics and Policy (TEMEP) at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University
Jeong-dong Lee is a former Special Advisor to the President of Korea on Economy and Science and is currently a professor in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program on Technology Management, Economics and Policy (TEMEP) at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea. His research areas include industry and firm dynamics, evolutionary economics, and innovation policy. His recent publications include A Tale of Two Technological Capabilities: Economic Growth Revisited from a Technological Capability Transition Perspective and Demand-side policy for emergence and diffusion of eco-innovation: The mediating role of production.
Country Director for China and Mongolia, and Director for Korea, World Bank Group
Martin Raiser is the World Bank’s Country Director for China and Mongolia and Director for Korea since March 2019. Mr. Raiser is leading a team that is managing an evolving partnership with China, a growing program of support to Mongolia, and a deepening knowledge partnership with Korea focused on innovation and technology. Mr. Raiser holds a doctorate degree in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Kiel, Germany, and degrees in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Since joining the World Bank in 2003, Mr. Raiser held positions as the Country Manager in Uzbekistan, Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova, Country Director for Turkey, and most recently Country Director for Brazil.