Dr. Oluseye Jegede is a Research Fellow at the African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation (AISPI), Obafemi Awolowo University, in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Technology Management. Dr Jegede’s main areas of research are science, technology& innovation policy and economic development. He was the sole African regional winner of the Emerging Economies Doctoral Students Award by the Production and Operations Management Society in 2014. Dr Jegede has published numerous articles on STI policy and Innovation Systems and was guest editor of the Innovation and Development Journal’s special issue and book on “Firm-Level Innovation in Africa: overcoming limits and constraints”.
Dr. Jegede was a Principal Investigator on Open Africa Innovation Research (Open AIR) Grant on ‘Understanding the Nexus between Knowledge Dynamics and Innovation in the Informal Economy’ and the Nigerian Partner on the team of the African Network of the economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (Africalics) Seed Funding Research Grant on ‘Work Organisation, Competence Building and Innovation in formal and informal Micro-enterprises in Africa. Currently, Dr Jegede is a member of the Scientific Board of the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (Globelics) and an active member of Africalics. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the National Board for Technology Incubation in Nigeria as well as a member of the Scientific Committee of African Innovation Summit II. He joined the OpenAIR Network in 2016 as a case study researcher, analyzing innovation in the informal sector.