Jan Youtie

Director, Policy Research Services

Jan L. Youtie, Ph.D., is director of policy research services and principal research associate in Innovation Partners, a unit of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. She also is an adjunct in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy; co-founder of the program in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy; and co-director of the Innovation Co-Lab with Beijing Institute of Technology and University of Manchester. She is a Co-Principal Investigator of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. Dr. Youtie’s research focuses on manufacturing competitiveness, technology-based economic development, emerging-technology assessment, bibliometric and patent analysis, and innovation and knowledge measurement and evaluation. She has been principal investigator in studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, European Commission, U.N. Development Program, Aspen Institute, Southern Technology Council, and Georgia Research Alliance among others. Her research received the Lang Rosen Gold Award for best article by the Journal of Technology Transfer, and it also has appeared in Research Policy, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Technology Transfer, Technovation, Research Evaluation, Evaluation and Program Planning, Nature Nanotechnology, and many 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.