Martin Meyer


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Martin Meyer is vice-rector for international affairs and director of InnoLab. He is also a professor in the School of Technology and Innovations. Martin is known for his work on science, technology and innovation as well as the Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations. He joined from Scotland where he was Dean and Head of the University of Aberdeen Business School as well as Professor of Business and Innovation. Martin retains a link to Aberdeen as a visiting professor and holds a visiting appointment at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Martin serves on the advisory boards of a number of international business schools, has acted as a volunteer and mentor for accreditation agencies, such as the AACSB, and was the vice chair of the Research Steering Group of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

Research Interests:

Martin's research focuses on knowledge exchange, academic patenting and emerging science-based technologies. Martin's most recent work focuses on innovation intermediaries, interdisciplinary research and research performance as well as innovation opportunity spaces. He is also interested in the bibliometric analysis of science and technology and their interrelationships.

More specifically, Martin's research interests include:

  • science, technology and innovation indicators
  • university-industry technology transfer, third mission, triple helix, academic entrepreneurship
  • intellectual property management
  • science-based innovation and new technologies (especially nanotechnology)
  • technological systems and sectoral systems of innovation
  • technology foresight
  • programme evaluation

His research on knowledge exchange and technology transfer resulted in projects and studies, incl. evaluative work, centred on:

  • global innovation environments
  • user-driven centres of competence
  • user-driven service innovation and co-creation
  • patenting in European universities
  • the impacts of spin-out activities of researchers on their academic parent institutions

Martin has more than 150 publications to his name, which have been cited more than 7,500 times. He has published more than 50 articles in international, peer-reviewed journals, such as Research PolicyInternational Journal of Operations and Production ManagementTechnological Forecasting & Social ChangeR&D ManagementJournal of Business Research, International Business Review, and Scientometrics.

Martin is also one of the editors of Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation and a member of the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of InformetricsScientometrics, and World Patent Information.

Grants & Awards

Martin has managed and led more than 20 research grants and participated in more than 30 projects with a total value in excess of £3million.

As one of the first social scientists exploring nanotechnology, Martin has advised or worked for a number of international organisations and national agencies, including the European Commission, the European Patent Office, the OECD, the UK Engineering and Technology Board, the Finnish National Technology Agency, the Nordic Innovation Centre, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

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