Dr Frieder Mitsch

Research Associate

Dr Frieder Mitsch

Research Associate, Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI)




Frieder is a Research Associate at the Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI) at the University of Cambridge.


His research interests revolve around the intersection of political economy and economic geography, with a focus on how different regions are addressing the challenges of digitization and transitioning to a net-zero economy. He is especially interested in the role that universities play within innovation ecosystems, particularly when it comes to their contribution to the creation and support of new ventures and spinouts. Frieder's research aims to understand how universities contribute to fostering entrepreneurial environments and facilitate the successful development of new, innovative enterprises through the process of spinout formation. His work explores the practical aspects, obstacles, and opportunities linked to these new ventures, highlighting their significance in promoting regional economic growth and sustainable transformations.


Frieder holds a PhD and an MSc from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a BA from McGill University. Prior to joining UCI, he was a postdoctoral researcher at LSE's International Inequalities Institute, and before pursuing his PhD, he worked at the LSE Research and Innovation Division and was a trainee at the European Commission.


Recent Publications


For a list of recent publications and working papers please check Frieder's Google Scholar profile.


Contact Details

T: +44(0)1223 766141
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