Dr. Serdar Turkeli PhD, MSc.
|Researcher / Coordinator Innovation, Institutions & Development Specialisation
3. Economic Complexity and Innovation
5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Transitions
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
4. Governance and institutions
2. Structural Change and Economic Development
Dr. Serdar Türkeli conducts policy research and development at the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) Maastricht University. He applies quantitative and/or qualitative methods to critical political economy and policy issues related to multi-scalar governance of science, technology and innovation (STI), STI policies and their governance.
His work has appeared in Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change; Journal of Cleaner Production; Journal of Industrial Ecology; Energies; Journal of Sustainability Research; International Economics and Economic Policy; International Economics Letters; Journal Global Policy and Governance; Social Sciences, and as book chapters in Springer, Elsevier and Oxford University Press, and as policy research reports for Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Turkish Public Enterprises Association, and several European Commission Directorates-General, European Commission Executive Agencies, UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy and UNESCO.
Dr. Türkeli is the co-coordinator and academic advisor of "Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy" specialisation track of the Master of Science Programme Public Policy and Human Development at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance | UNU-MERIT. He holds University Teacher Qualification Certificate (BKO) and Advanced University Teacher Training (TATT) certificates.
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER & OUTREACH:
Dr. Türkeli is the co-founder of Science, Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurial Engagement for Societal Welfare (SITE4Society) initiative, physical spaces for learning. He is Member of the Steering Board of Innovation for Sustainable Development Network: Global Network of Networks (networked spaces for learning), and initiator of Climate Innovation Hub, a city level societal multi-actor governance mechanism design and action methdology for policymakers, bureacrats, researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, and students.
He engages several levels of knowledge transfer and outreach activities:
He performs reviews for journals, publishers and key conferences (e.g. Science and Public Policy, GLOBELICS, APPAM).
TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED RTO INFRASTRUCTURE:
In 2017, he established the Lab at UNU-MERIT/UM.
Serdar obtained his doctor's degree from Maastricht University, United Nations University; research master of science degree in international studies in computer engineering from University of Duisburg-Essen Germany with an A-level research master’s thesis on international engineering, technology management, and enterprise modelling, and a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Baskent University (Turkey). Before joining the United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, he worked at Middle East Technical University Science and Technology Policies Research Center (METU-TEKPOL) in several international STI policy research and development initiatives (e.g. EC DG INFSO/Information Communication Technologies; EU COST STRIKE/Higher Education, Foreign Direct Investments; EU FP7/European Research Neighbourhood (ERN); TUBITAK/Machinery and Furniture Clusters; TKIB/Strategy for State-owned Enterprises). He completed PhD-level STI policy studies coursework with an assessment of 91/100.
For selected publications, please see below: