Dr Rafael Popper

Honorary Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Dr. Rafael Popper (PhD) is Principal Scientist in Business, Innovation and Foresight at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Dr. Popper is also Director of Executive Education in Foresight and Sustainable Futures’ and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) of the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. He was also appointed as Professor of Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Governance at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Russia. He has over twenty years of experience working as foresight and innovation policy consultant for several international organizations including the European Commission, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, United Nations Economic and Social Council, United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Programme (UN-REDD), Andean Community of Nations (CAN), as well as for several government and business organisations in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Further information about his recent activities can be found in his blog at:

http://rafaelpopper.wordpress.com/

External positions

External Director, Futures Diamond Ltd

2020 → …

Professor of Foresight and Innovation Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)

2018

Principal Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

1 Aug 2016 → …

CEO & Innovation Director, Futures Diamond Ltd

20132020

CEO & Innovation Director, Futures Diamond

20112016

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General) - foresight, sustainability, Sustainable Development, Science and Technology Studies, Science and Society, Innovation Studies
  • JA Political science (General) - Public Policy, Policy analysis, Policy, Science and innovation policy evaluation, Innovation Policy, Innovation management

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2011 - Doctor of Philosophy, 21st Century Foresight, The University of Manchester
  • 2001 - Bachelor of Economics, Long-term Strategic Planning in Crisis Zones, Central University of Venezuela (1996 - 2001)

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