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Mrs Claudia Obando Rodriguez

Post:Research Assistant in Science Technology and Innovation (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
Other posts:Doctoral Tutor (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
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I am an economist, and MSc in Technology and Innovation Management. Currently I am a second year PhD student at SPRU. My professional career has been closely related to Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Colombia. I worked at Colciencias, the Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation in Colombia, where I led the technology based entrepreneurship programme and the managing innovation programme. In 2011, I was appointed by the Minister of ICT to lead the digital entrepreneurship programme Apps.co at the Ministry. This programme became one of the most important entrepreneurship programmes in Colombia, which benefited more than ten thousand entrepreneurs in Colombia. After giving birth to my daughter I left the Ministry to work very shortly at Private Council of Competitiveness as Secretary General and Research Associate. By then, I also worked as consultant for SPRU to liaise with Colciencias in the first year of the technical agreement signed by SPRU and Colciencias to strengthen STI capabilities in Colciencias and Colombia.

I hold the Chancellors International Research Scholarship CIRS and currently work as research assitant at SPRU for the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium and the Technical Agreement with Colciencias.



PhD Student Science Policy Research Unit - SPRU

Research assistant - SPRU

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