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Tomas Ulrichsen

Research Associate

Academic interests

  • Universities and innovation systems: contributions, processes and dynamics
  • Emergence and adaptation of university-industry partnership models
  • University strategic responses to strengthen the university-industry interface
  • Configurations of the public research & higher education system
  • The university research base and R&D-related foreign direct investment

Background

Tomas Coates Ulrichsen joined the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the University of Cambridge in May 2012 as a Policy Fellow.  His academic interests lie in the role and dynamics of the university research base in the innovation system, with a particular emphasis on processes of technology emergence, technology transitions, and industrial transformation. 

 

Prior to joining CSTI, he was an Assistant Director of a leading UK economic development consultancy, Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC).  Much of his work at PACEC involved research into the role of universities in the innovation system and analysing the knowledge exchange process.  He directed and managed a number of high profile evaluations of innovation policies designed to strengthen the university-external user interface including the Higher Education Innovation Fund in England and the SPIRIT demand-led knowledge exchange funding programme in Scotland.  Much of this work was undertaken in collaboration with colleagues at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge and reports arising from these collaborations have been published in the CBR Special Report series.  In April 2012 he published a report on key developments in the English Higher Education sector targeted at strengthening knowledge exchange activities of universities.  The can be found by clicking here.

 

He has an M.Phil in Economics from the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and a M.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London, where his dissertation focused on turbulent boundary layers under varying shear conditions.

 

Selected Publications and Reports

  • Coates Ulrichsen, T. (with PACEC) (February 2012) Strengthening the Role of English Higher Education Institutions in the Innovation System: Knowledge Exchange and HEIF Funding 2011-15, a report to HEFCE
  • Coates Ulrichsen, T., Hughes, A., and Moore, B. (2011) “Evaluating Innovation Policies: A Case Study of the Impact of Third Stream Funding in the English Higher Education Sector”, in eds (Colombo, M., Grilli, L., and Piscitello, L.) (2011) Science and Innovation Policy for the New Knowledge Economy, (PRIME Series on Research and Innovation Policy in Europe), Edward Elgar: Cheltenham
  • Coates Ulrichsen, T. Moore, B. and Hilton, T (2011) “Towards a Holistic Approach to Higher Education Policymaking in Africa: UK and US Evidence on the Infrastructure and Institutions Enhancing the Socio-economic Returns to Higher Education”, a conference paper to the COREViP conference, South Africa
  • Coates Ulrichsen, T. and Moore, B. (with PACEC)  (2011) Impact of Higher Education Institutions in the East of England on Regional Growth and Prosperity, a report for the East of England Development Agency, the Associations of Universities of the East of England and the University of Essex
  • Coates Ulrichsen, T., Hughes, A., and Moore, B. (with PACEC) (2010) The system of Knowledge Exchange Infrastructure: A comparison of the English Higher Education Sector with the US, a report to HEFCE by PACEC and the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge
  • Coates Ulrichsen, T., Hughes, A., and Moore, B. (with PACEC) (2010) Synergies and trade-offs between Research, Teaching and Knowledge Exchange, a report to HEFCE by PACEC and the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge
  • Coates Ulrichsen, T., Hughes, A., and Moore, B. (with PACEC) (2010) The role of Knowledge Exchange in generating civic and community impacts, a report to HEFCE by PACEC and the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge
  • Coates Ulrichsen, T., Hughes, A., and Moore, B. (with PACEC) (2010) Intellectual Property Regimes and the Implications for Knowledge Exchange, a report to HEFCE by PACEC and the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge
  • Coates Ulrichsen, T., Hughes, A., and Moore, B. (with PACEC) (2009) Evolution of the System of Knowledge Exchange Infrastructure, a report to HEFCE by PACEC and the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge
  • Coates Ulrichsen, T., Hughes, A., and Moore, B. (with PACEC) (2009) Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Role of HEFCE/OSI Third Stream Funding, report 2009/15 to HEFCE by PACEC and the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge

Contact Details

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