Ad Notten

Information specialist / Researcher

Research group(s):
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Ad is a researcher and information specialist at UNU-MERIT. He obtained his Masters degree in Information Studies from the University of Wales. His research interests are mainly focused on the changing characteristics of knowledge transfer and the impact of these changes on the field of knowledge management. He is especially interested in the dynamics of social networks and the influence of these on the recombination and diffusion of knowledge.

He is currently involved in the H2020 project titled BIGPROD. The objective of BIGPROD is to extend existing econometric approaches to productivity, such as the Crepon-Duguet-Mairesse (CDM) model, with theoretically sound “Big data” metrics. BIGPROD wants to achieve this by trying to understand the origins of the productivity slowdown in most Western and Emerging economies. Based on this understanding, BIGPROD will extend the CDM model to better account for changes in the innovation process and utilize measures enabled by "Big data".

Next to his research Ad is responsible for the data & research information services at UNU-MERIT, and consortium coordinator for e-resources for UNU as a whole.

Previous projects include:

  • 2008-2012: Workpackage Coordinator for the ObservatoryNANO project.
  • 2008-2012: Workpackage Coordinator for the ICPC Nanonet project.
  • 2012-2013: Project Coordinator for the "Comparative scoreboard and performance indicators in NMP" project.
  • 2011-2014: Project Leader for the SMART 2011/0039 project titled "Analysis of publications and patents of ICT research in FP7".
  • 2014-2016: Faculty Team leader for FHS, for the university-wide implementation of a new Current Research Information System (CRIS).
  • 2015-2016: Researcher in the SIMPACT project, Work Package 5 "Measuring Social Innovation".
  • 2016-2019: Project Leader for the SMART 2015/0078 project titled "Analysis of patents, publications, innovations and new organisations from FP7-ICT and CIP-ICT projects".
  • 2019-2021: Work Package Leader for the H2020 project titled BIGPROD.
  • 2019-2021: Work Package Leader for the DG RTD Study "Supporting the monitoring and evaluation of the Framework Programme for research and innovation along Key Impact Pathways" RTD/2019/SC/016


Selected publications by Ad Notten