Rainer Kattel

Professor Rainer Kattel is the Estonian Academy of Sciences research professor at the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, and Professor of Innovation and Public Governance at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. He received his education at the University of Tartu, Estonia, and the University of Marburg, Germany, studying philosophy, political philosophy, classics and public administration. He led the Department for ten years. He has served on various public-policy commissions, including the Estonian Research Council and the European Science Foundation. He has worked as an expert for the OECD, UNDP, and the European Commission. Currently, he leads the Estonian Government’s Gender Equality Council and is a member of governing boards at Tallinn University of Technology and the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2013, he received Estonia’s National Science Award for his work in innovation policy.