Tijs Creutzberg is the Director of Assessments at the Council of Canadian Academies and a Senior Associate in the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is an applied and empirically oriented political scientist specializing in public policy, public administration and strategy in the areas of research, innovation and economic development. His goal is to better understand the multilevel dynamics of economic development and their associated policy implications in an era of global economic interdependence.
Previously, Tijs was a Partner at the consulting firm Hickling Arthurs Low Corporation where he specialized in public policy, public administration and strategy in the areas of research, innovation and economic development. He has conducted a wide range of science and technology related studies for municipal governments, provincial and federal departments, and industry groups across Canada, and has authored of a number of research papers on innovation and related governance.
Tijs began his professional career as an engineer, working in the auto and ICT industries, before turning his attention to the policy issues associated with innovation, science and research. After completing a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from Waterloo, he pursued a M.Sc. in Technical Change and Industrial Strategy at the University of Manchester and Manchester Business School, followed by a PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto. He has been a Research Fellow with the Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation and with the Mowat Centre for Innovation in Policy at the University of Toronto and have taught political economy at Carleton University.
Tijs Creutzberg is a Research Partner in the Greening Growth Partnership project.