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Innovation Networks in Nanotechnology: EA Researcher Benjamin Schrempf succesfully defends PhD in Dublin

Thursday, 24 November 2016

EA researcher and head of the EA-Lab Benjamin Schrempf successfully defended his viva voce, subjected only to minor corrections, on Friday, November 11 at University College Dublin (UCD). The title of his PhD thesis is: „General Purpose Technologies from a Knowledge Perspective – A Computational Social Science Approach on Innovation Networks in Nanotechnology”. 


General Purpose Technologies (GPTs) are at the core of his PhD thesis. Using the example of nanotechnology in Ireland, he investigated the implications of GPT characteristics on R&D policy, aimed at fostering such a technology, the knowledge and innovations connected to it. Furthermore, he analysed if the SKIN-model can be used to simulate and evaluate such GPTs and related funding policies. 


Benjamin Schrempf conducted his PhD within the programme "Complex Systems and Computational Social Sciences" of the Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory at UCD. His work was supported by the European Commission (Marie-Curie project „ManETEI“).