Lynn Krieger Mytelka

Professorial Fellow, UNU-MERIT

Professor Lynn Krieger Mytelka is a  Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT and former Director of its predecessor, the United Nations University Institute for New Technologies (UNU-INTECH), in Maastricht, NL ( July 2000- December 2004). She is currently also a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Energy Assessment and convening lead analyst for its work on capacities and capacity building for energy transitions and serves on the EU Expert Advisory Group (EAC) on International Cooperation. From 1996 through 1999, she was Director of the Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development (DITE) at UNCTAD in Geneva. Prior to this she taught at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, where she was a Professor in the Faculty of Management and Public Policy from 1982 to 2002 when she was appointed a Distinguished Research Professor, a position she still holds. Professor Mytelka has served as a senior international advisor to UNIDO, the Department of Science and Technology (South Africa), the CGIAR-ILRI and has headed projects at the EU, OECD, UNEP , IDRC. Among her recent publications are Making Choices About Hydrogen: Transport Issues for Developing Countries (edited with Grant Boyle) Tokyo: UNU Press & Ottawa: IDRC Press, 2008,  Innovation and Economic Development (ed.) The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, 2007,“Technology Transfer Issues in Environmental Goods and Services”, Geneva: ICTSD, Issue Paper No. 6, 2007,”From clusters to innovation systems in traditional industries” in  B. Oyelaran-Oyeyinka & D. McCormick (eds.) , Industrial Clusters and Innovation Systems in Africa, Tokyo: United Nations University Press and “Pathways and Policies to (Bio) Pharmaceutical Innovation Systems in Developing Countries” Industry and Innovation, vol.13, no.4, December 2006.