Dr Jorge Tiago Martins - Principal Investigator

Information School, University of Sheffield
+44 (0)114 222 2667
jorge.martins@sheffield.ac.uk
@jtmartins

Jorge has been conducting research in the field of strategy, innovation and technology management since he joined the Information School in 2012. He is interested in the role of organisational behaviour and theory in understanding technology-enabled processes of innovation and organisational change. His work is focused around organisational learning processes, addressing in particular the complexity of managing the conjunction of networks of individuals and groups with a view to achieving innovation and strategic renewal.

Professor Tim Vorley

Management School, Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development, University of Sheffield
+44 (0)114 222 3486
tim.vorley@sheffield.ac.uk
@timvorley

Tim has substantial experience of carrying out economic and policy research and evaluations, managing over numerous academic grants. His work is focused around innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise policy and economic development from an institutional perspective. He is the co-director of the ESRC funded Productivity Insights Network. He is currently leading the ESRC/Innovate UK Innovation Caucus to provide social science insights that inform the development of innovation policies and programmes and feed into ongoing work with the Industrial Strategy.

Dr Ivan Rajic - Research Associate

Information School, University of Sheffield
+44 (0)114 222 2675
ivan.rajic@sheffield.ac.uk

Ivan holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. The main focus of his research is the emergence and persistence of regional development disparities within capitalist countries, and how they can be overcome, with the UK as the main case study. In addition, focusing on Scotland as the main example, he looked at how regional development disparities can create inter-regional economic conflicts, which, under certain circumstances, can become the basis for separatism. Ivan joined the University of Sheffield Information School in May 2018, to work as a Research Associate on the Regional Technology Foresight project.