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Name: Madeline

Surname: Smith

Organization: Institute of Design Innovation, Glasgow School of Art

Type of organization: University / Institute of competitiveness

Country: United Kingdom

Short bio:

Madeline Smith is Head of Strategy in the Institute of Design Innovation (InDI) at the Glasgow School of Art, specialising in strategy and evaluation for clusters, innovation and complex collaborations. She has a strong interest in innovation, the role that collaboration can play, and how evaluation needs to evolve to capture the wider value of innovation approaches and behavioural change. She has been involved in the development and delivery of a broad portfolio of programmes bringing design approaches to build the innovative capacity of businesses, public sector organisations and communities. She was elected to be a member of the TCI Board of Directors in September 2013, and is leading their Evaluation Working Group on sharing and developing new approaches to evaluation. She also runs a small consultancy specialising in innovation and industry cluster development. A chartered engineer, Madeline brings previous experience from management positions in the public and private sectors with a focus on innovation. She has led strategic policy on innovation for regional development in Scottish Enterprise, as well as large scale improvement programmes in private sector manufacturing environments. Madeline holds a Master of Enterprise from Napier University and Master of Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

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