Dr. Emily Wise has more than 25 years’ experience in strategic consulting and international economic development – spending the past 16 years working as a public policy analyst focused on cluster development programmes and international innovation collaboration. Currently, Emily is an independent consultant and affiliated researcher – providing research, analysis, advisory support to regional and national governmental organisations, the European Commission and other international organisations. Emily has a particular focus on strategy and governance of clusters and other collaborative ecosystems.
Emily has conducted international benchmarking studies and other analyses, supported the development of (regional, programme, or monitoring) strategies, and facilitated transnational policy learning processes in the field of innovation and cluster development since 2003. More recently, Emily has been involved in providing research and advisory support on monitoring and evaluation of cluster programmes, governance and implementation of smart specialization and industrial transition strategies, internationalization and interregional collaboration.
Emily has a BSFS in International Politics from Georgetown University (1991), an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (1997), and a PhD in Research Policy from Lund University (2014). In addition, Emily serves on the Board of Directors of TCI – the global practitioners network for competitiveness, clusters and innovation.