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Juan is the head of innovation mapping at Nesta. There, he leads a team of data scientists, developers, visualisers and innovation experts working in projects using new datasets, analytics methods and visualisation tools to inform innovation policy. Juan is currently working on EURITO, a 3-year project to develop new innovation indicators for the EU, and a Health Innovation Mapping project with the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation in the US. Before this, he led Arloesiadur, a project to map innovation in Wales, and several high-impact projects about the geography of the creative industries in the UK (most recently, Creative Nation). Some areas of interest: How new ideas emerge and develop in complex systems Data science, Machine Learning and AI (with Python) Use of visualisation to inform decision-making The organisation of innovation policy Economic and societal impacts of AI and policy implications Twitter: @JMateosGarcia  GitHub: Email: [email protected]

Prior to joining Nesta, Juan worked as a researcher at SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), University of Sussex, and CENTRIM at the University of Brighton.


Juan has a degree in Economics (with distinction) for Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), and an MSc (with distinction) in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU, University of Sussex.


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