Paulo Savaget Nascimento

Doctoral Student

Paulo Savaget joined the IfM and the Centre for Industrial Sustainability in 2015and is a Gates Cambridge Scholar. He holds an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex – funded by the Chevening Scholarship; an MPhil in Public Policies from UFRJ; and a Bachelor in Economics from UFMG. As a consultant on different topics related to innovation and sustainability, Paulo worked in several projects, mostly for large enterprises operating in Brazil, but also for a joint platform developed by the OECD and the World Bank; for international NGOs; for government agencies; and for research institutes. He has also worked as a Lecturer at the postgraduate program of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC), teaching a variety of modules (namely: innovation and competitiveness; open innovation; corporate sustainability; and social entrepreneurship and innovation). Paulo received the Green Talents Award 2013 (from the German government) and the Oldham Award 2012 (from the University of Sussex) and is particularly passionate about his previous experiences as a social entrepreneur.


Research interests:

  • Sociotechnical Transitions
  • Circular Economy
  • Eco-innovation
  • Socially-inclusive innovation
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Industrial Sustainability

Current research:

His research, supervised by Prof. Steve Evans, covers complex systems of sustainability transitions, combining analysis of the co-evolving iterations between policies, industrial strategies, and contextual/environmental influences to assess how to foster science, technology and innovation capable of contributing to a more socially inclusive and environmentally resilient world.

Contact Details

T: +44(0)1223 766141
Share This