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Szogs, Astrid
Cluster Manager , Economic Development Organisation
Kassel , Germany
Experienced cluster and innovation manager with a PhD in innovation and with 20 years of international project exerience, 8 years of leadership experience and management is looking for new opportunities and challenges. Advanced analytical skills, fluent in several langauges, worked and lived in several countries, strong team builder and player, high intercultural skills.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Communications, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Experienced Cluster Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the public relations and mobility industry. Previously gained strong skills in sustainable development, project management, research design, acquisition of funding, lecturing, and analytical skill during consultancies for TIRDO (Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organisation) and HSRC (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa, an employment at STIPRO Tanzania and while being PhD student and lecturer at Lund University.

Academic writing, Report production,
Academic output, Presentation of research results at international conferences, Supervision of students, Teaching

(PhD employment at Lund University, Sweden)

(ATPS Tanzania)

International research participation
Africa in-depth understanding on the role of universities in inclusive development
Production of research output
Analysis of agricultural activities and inclusive development

(Consultant for UNIID project, IDRC funded, Tanzania).

Editorial tasks
Presentation of research results
Scientific communications

(IERI, Tswhane University of Technology, South Africa).
Master of Arts (M.A.) in European Science, Society and Technology Studies with a specilization in Foreign Direct Investment and Innovation Systems in Tanzania. Graduated with pass with distinction. Prior to that a bachelos in Social Anthropology. Both from University of Oslo, Norway. Minor studies with a focus on scandinavian culture, literature and language from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.

A PhD from Lund University, Sweden in innovation studies.
Analysis of innovation systems in Scandinavia, Germany and Africa.
In-depth understanding of technological capability building processes and the role of universities in technology and knowledge transfer processes.

Many different courses ranging from micro-level analysis of firm behaviour and strategies to macro perspectives on innovation sysmtems, innovation policy making, intellectual property rights, etc.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Swedish, Norwegian; French
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