Professor Mammo Muchie obtained an undergraduate degree at Columbia University, New York, USA and his MPhil and DPhil in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Development (STI&D) from the University of Sussex, UK. He is currently a DST/NRF Research Professor of Innovation Studies at the Institute of Economics Research on Innovation (IERI), at Tshwane University of Technology. He is a fellow of the South African Academy of Sciences, the African Academy of Sciences and the African Scientific Institute. He is currently adjunct professor at the Adama Science, Technology University, Addis Ababa University, University of Gondar and Arsi University, Ethiopia. He has been a Senior Research Associate at the SLPMTD programme as well as Senior Research Associate at the TMCD Centre of Oxford University.
He was part of the founding members of the Globelics initiative and participates as board member and actively contributes to the Globelics Doctoral Academy. He is the founder as Chief Editor of the African Journal on Science, Technology, Innovation and Development that has been running since 2009 (www.tandfonline.com/toc/rajs20/current). He is also editor of the Globelics Journal of Innovation and Development (http://www.tandfonline.com/RAID). He helped also in the founding AfricaLics (www.Africalics.org) He is part of the founding scientific board members of the network that connects North Africa, with the Middle East and southern Europe (www.medalics.org) and Indialics.
Perhaps one of the most significant contributions to promote the emerging field on innovation studies in Africa was the South African research Chairs Initiative (SARChI). The first chair on innovation studies supported by the DST/NRF in South Africa was awarded to Prof. Muchie to promote doctoral and post-doctoral research in Africa. He is chairman of the Network of Ethiopian scholars (www.nesglobal.org) and is chief editor of the open access electronic journal The Ethiopian Electronic Journal for Research & Innovation Foresight (Ee-JRIF) (www.nesglobal.org/eejrif). He was a founder of The GKEN-Global Knowledge Exchange Network, the African Unity for Renaissance, the African Talent hub and the African Union Youth for Change (AUY4C). He is also editor of the Journal of Agriculture and Economic Development, Associate Editor of the Journal of Economics and Institutions, University of Malaysia, Journal of Social Epistemology, and many others. He is also an editorial member of the Thinker Magazine and he is also the chief editor of a new TUT Journal of Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (JCISE). Professor Muchie has widely published in the areas of international political economy, development economics of innovation and the making of African systems of innovation and new technologies and development. Since 1985, he has produced over 400 publications, including books, chapters in books, and articles in internationally accredited journals and entries in institutional publications. He has done community service through the media: Television, Morning Live, Radios and articles in newspapers regularly in South Africa and internationally.