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Jan Youtie

Position: Instructor

Former Director of Policy Research Services in the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2)  

Jan Youtie, Ph.D, was the director of Policy Research Services at the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Institute of Technology.  She was the director of the Technology Policy Assessment Center and co-directed the Program in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Her research focused on advanced manufacturing, innovation and research systems assessment, emerging technology identification, bibliometric and patent analysis, and innovation and knowledge measurement and evaluation. Her work has been sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, European Commission, Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation, U.N. Development Program, and the Georgia Research Alliance among others.   

Jan was a country correspondent for the European research and innovation policy networks ERAWATCH and PROINNOWATCH, TrendChart (2007-2013). She co-led the project Institutions for Technology Diffusion (2015) for the Inter-American Development Bank. She was a co-author for the OECD 2017 report The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business, (243-270). She was a moderator and expert providing input to the National Science Foundation’s innovation survey workshop (2018).  

Jan’s research received the Lang Rosen Gold Award for best article from the Journal of Technology Transfer, and it also has appeared in Research Policy, Economic Development Quarterly, Technovation, Research Evaluation, Nature Nanotechnology, and other journals. She has been recognized as one of the top authors in technology and innovation management research by the International Association of Management of Technology. She holds a doctorate in political science from Emory University.  

In 2022, Jan retired after 30 years of service to Georgia Tech’s economic development efforts in Georgia and around the world.