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Jakob Kofler joined the Austrian Institute for SME Research as researcher in August 2020. In his interdisciplinary academic formation, he particularly focused on economics of innovation, science technology and innovation policy as well as industrial and social policy. Jakob completed his most recent academic endeavour with a Master in Innovation, Public Policy and Public Value from the University College London. This builds upon his previous master’s degree in economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam as well as his bachelor’s degree in business, economics and social sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Before joining the Austrian Institute for SME Research, he worked on technology transfer and research projects, among others, for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the European Organization for Nuclear Research. His areas of work comprise evaluations in the national and international context as well as studies in science, technology and innovation policy.