Eugenia Perez

Environmental System Analysis, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden

February 2010 – July 2010. Host Henry Rowen, Graduate School of Business

My research lies in the field of innovation system studies and research policy, focusing on the development of nanotechnology. It is part of a larger project aiming at tracing, measuring and explaining the societal effects of academic R&D. Generic technologies, such as nanotech, present wide varieties of possible applications that vary in terms of potentials for creating sustainable societal effects. In my Stanford project I will analyze factors influencing the direction of development of an innovation system through studying the selection of application areas among nanotech companies. The project will be a comparative study between California and Sweden.