Principal Researcher – Policy Director
Alasdair has been actively involved in analysing regional innovation systems since the mid-1990s from the first round of regional technology plans, regional innovation strategies and most recently as an advisor for smart specialisation strategies for the 2014-20 European Structural and Investment Fund period. He is currently a member of the project team for the Horizon 2020 funded project Online S3 (onlineS3.eu) aimed at developing an online platform of tools to support smart specialisation strategy design and implementation. He has worked extensively in the field of research infrastructures, including as co-director of a four year assistance project to Lithuania (2011-14) to supervise over €350m of EU Structural Fund co-financed investments in research and innovation infrastructure. He is currently project co-ordinator for the Horizon 2020 funded project European e-infrastructure Services Gateway (eInfraCentral.eu).
Alasdair has published a series of articles in peer reviewed journals and book chapters on regional development and innovation policies and the contribution of innovation to economic growth, his published works are available at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alasdair_Reid A selection of Alasdair’s speeches can be viewed at: www.slideshare.net/Alasdair_Innovation.
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