Dr John Rigby (Coordination Team)

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Dr John Rigby is Senior Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research. John has a long and successful history of policy related academic work and consultancy for major national and international organisations. He has contributed to and led a full range of studies on innovation dynamics, innovation strategies, and related framework conditions and on science policy. John is an invited speaker on methods of evaluation of socio-economic impacts and has written on the European Research Area and the future of peer review. He has participated in one of the earliest and ground breaking studies on public procurement and innovation and is currently leading a study for DG Enterprise to design a new European SBIR. John was the project manager of the recent study carried out for NESTA on Wider Framework Conditions.