Edurne Magro is a senior researcher at Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Competitiveness and Economic Development with a European Mention from the University of Deusto, after having spent time at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research of the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She holds a degree in Business Administration and Management and has a Master in Innovation and Technology Management from the University of Deusto.
Edurne has a long professional career as a researcher, having started at the Tecnalia Technology Corporation. With more than 10 years of experience, she has coordinated and participated in research projects on competitiveness and innovation at European (ESPON, Framework Programme), national and regional levels.
During the last years she has centred her work in the fields of territorial strategy and smart specialization strategies, regional innovation systems, regional innovation policies and their evaluation, following a policy learning approach. In these fields she has participated in the organisation of national and international conferences.
Edurne also has teaching experience at a postgraduate level, having participated in the university master on competitiveness and innovation, offered by the University of Deusto.
She is the author of scientific contributions in books and impact academic articles. Among these worth mentioning are articles in journals such as Research Policy, Science and Public Policy, European Journal of Innovation Management or Review of Policy Research.