Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin


Divisjon for innovasjon og samfunn
Avdeling for innovasjon og eksterne relasjoner
AR T-200
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Utku Ali Rıza Alpaydın has many years’ experience in regional development and planning, project management, grant administration and international cooperation. As External Funding and Innovation Adviser, Utku is primarily responsible for collaborative projects involving industrial partners. He helps increasing the connection between UiS researchers and external stakeholders in several topics such as Circular Economy and Renewable Energy.

Utku obtained his PhD in Innovation Management from the University of Stavanger in April, 2021. Being involved in the H2020 ITN project "The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development (RUNIN)", Utku wrote his PhD thesis on ‘University-industry collaborations (UICs): A matter of proximity dimensions?’. In line with his background, Utku currently works on the regional innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems and is involved in BOOGIE-U (Boosting Innovation and Entrepreneurship through European Universities) Project.