Devrim Göktepe-Hultén

Devrim Göktepe-Hultén

Senior lecturer, Associate Professor, Docent in Research Policy

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I am currently associate professor at the Department of Business Administration, Lund University.  have completed my habiliation at the Research Policy Instute and qualified as Docent in Research Policy in 2016, with an outstanding external review. Since then I am teaching at different levels at the Department of Business Administration as well as I am partially involved in the "KnowScience Project". 

During 2009-2014 I have been employed as a Vinnmer (Vinnova-Marie Curie) research fellow and the principal investigator of the research project on the Commercialization of Academic Research Results at the Research Policy Institute. In this project I investigated the role of scientists and the interplay between innovation policy and individual factors in the commercial activities of scientists.

Before joining to Research Policy Institute I worked at the Max Planck Institute of Economics (Germany) as a senior researcher and co-investigator of Research Project on commercialization behaviors of Max Planck Scientists. The project recieved a distinguished financial support from the Strategic Foundation of Max Planck Society, Munich Germany.

I have completed my doctoral education at the Centre for Innovation Research Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE) and obtained my PhD degree in Innovation Studies from Lund Institute of Technology (LTH). My doctoral thesis, “Inside the Ivory Tower: Inventors and Patents at Lund University”, investigates the role of scientists and the interplay between innovation policy and individual factors in the commercial activities of scientists.

I have completed my graduate studies at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. I have received my B.Sc. degree from Middle East Technical University, Ankara.

Overall my research and teaching competence center on the field of “governance and management of innovation with an emphasis on university-industry relations, academic entrepreneurship, new venture creation, intellectual property rights, innovation strategy at industrial organizations and corporate research policy”. 

I have joined several international projects on technology transfer, the outcomes of my work have been published in four distinguished books. My research has received a substantial amount of interest and been published in internationally peer-reviewed journals and presented in conferences.

I have worked for the formation of Triple Helix Association and been volunteering as executive committee member of Triple Helix Association. At the same time I am the Editor-in-Chief the association’s magazine, Hélice. I serve in the editorial board of International Journal of Technology and Globalisation. 

Fellow colleagues and students who are interested in innovation studies in general and university-industry collaboration, third mission, academic patenting and academic entrepreneurship in particular are most welcomed to contact me:


I have been the editor-in-chief of Triple Helix Association Magazine: Hélice


Invited Speaker at ASTP- Association of Science and Technology Professionals, Annual Congreess

Invited Speaker at ISPA- International Science Park Association, Annual Congress

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration
  • Economics and Business

Free keywords

  • innovation, innovation studies, innovation policy, system of innovation, procurement, economics of innovation, research policy, technology policy, industrial policy, innovation management, management of innovation, industrial economics, economic growth, economic development, institutional economics, innovation system
  • intellectual property regimes
  • Entrepreneurship
  • research methodology
  • project management
  • strategic management


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