Kirsten Bound

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Kirsten Bound

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Abi Burrett Adam Fletcher Adam Price Alice Casey Alicia Alli Alicia Weekes Alli Suddaby Ana Florescu Andrew Whitby Andy Stevenson Anna Baty Anna Dinnen Anna Hopkins Anna Keuchenius Anna Nicholl Anna Schlimm Anna Williams Antonio Lima Antony Declercq Assaf Frances Athina Balopoulou Augustina Sol Eskenazi Bas Leurs Bea Karol Burks Ben Gill Brenton Caffin Carla Ross Caroline van den Berg Catherine Chambers Charles McIvor Charli Dickenson Charlotte Goujon Christina Cornwell Christopher Burnett Chrysostomos Meli Claire Churchill Claire Renard Cleo Fatoorehchi Daniel Corredera Daniel Kraemer Dan James Dan Jones Darryl Chamberlain David Altabev David Pitt-Watson Denise Van Blitterswijk Eddie Copeland Ed Parkes Edward Wray Eibhlin Ni Ogain Elena Oyon Eleonora Corsini Elina Gaillard Ella Dorfman Ella Duffy Elle Wolfhagen Elliot Trevithick Elsie Till Emma Clarence Emma Quinn Emma Renowden Emma Taylor-Collins Felix Szabó Fiona Anderson Francesca Bria Francesca Cignola Gail Dawes Geoff Mulgan George Windsor Georgia Ward Dyer Georgina Innes Gillian Easson Giulio Quaggiotto Glen Mehn Greg Falconer Haidee Bell Halima Khan Helen Drury Helen Gironi Helen Goulden Helen Sadler Heshani Jayaratne Hilary Simpson Hollie Brennan Ian Danby Irina Ulcica Isaac Stanley Isabella Blatter Isa Kolehmainen Jackie Brennan Jackie McKenzie Jack Pilkington Jacqueline del Castillo James Gardiner James Hynard James Oriel Jason Mollring Jennifer Clayton Jenny Prosser Jeremy Kingsley Jesper Christiansen Jess Daggers Jess Hoare Jessica Bland Jessica Febvre Jo Casebourne Joe Ludlow Johanna Ejbye John Gibson Jonathan Bamber Jon Kingsbury Josh McNorton Joshua Ryan-Saha Josie Gurney-Read Julie Simon Jullie Tran Graham Karoliina Helkkula Kasia Murphy Kate Farrell Katherine Stevenson Kathleen Stokes Kathryn Geels Katie Mountain Kersten England Kim Shillinglaw Larry Ryan Laura Bunt Laura Scruby Lena Patel Liam Collins Libby Kinsey Lily Fish Lindsay Levkoff Lynn Lorna Edwards Louise Foreman Louise Marston Lucile Stengel Lucy Bayliss Lucy Heady Lydia Nicholas Lydia Ragoonanan Lynette Lucas Maeve Croghan Mahmoda Ali Mairi McKay Mandeep Hothi Mariam Mohamed Salah Mark Griffiths Matthew Gatehouse Matthew Hull Matt Mead Matt Payne Matt Stokes Meera Chadha Meesha Patel Meghan Benton Melani Oliver Michael Harris Michael Mann Michael Soto Michelle Eaton Mireya Alvarez Morbhen Rattray Nadia Bettega Nandra Anissa Natalya Wells Nevena Dragicevic Nick Moore Nick Webb Nicole Barling-Luke Nihad Ahmed Nina Cromeyer Dieke Oliver Cansdell Oliver Patel Oliver Quinlan Olivia Allen Olly Arber Oscar Townsley Parth Avlani Patrick Taylor Paul Mackay Pedro Beirao Perrie Ballantyne Peter McColl Peter O'Neill Philip Colligan Piers Linney Pippa Coutts Pippa Smith Rachel Chatterjee Rachel Hunter Rachel Nye Rajwinder Cheema Rebecca Rossini Richard Duffy Robin Speedie Rosalinda Baker Rosie Farrer Rowena Young Russell Winch Ruth Kern Ruth Puttick Ruth Watson Ryan Schecter Sam Mitchell Sarah McGeehan Shane Murphy Shoubhik Bandopadhyay Siddharth Bannerjee Simona Bielli Simon Brindle Simon Morrison Sir John Chisholm Sonia Tanna Sophie Reynolds Stefana Broadbent Stephen Bradley Stian Westlake Svetlana Karadimova Sylvia Lowe Tamar Ghosh Tandi Williams Thea Snow Theo Bass Theo Keane Theo Stopard Thomas Beevers Tim Plyming Tom Kenyon Tom Saunders Valerie Mocker Vicki Purewal Victor Gimenez Victoria Boelman Vijay Thakrar Vincent Straub Xan Goetzee-Barral Yannis Pierrakis Zoe Jacob

Kirsten was an Executive Director at Nesta and led Nesta’s Research, Analysis and Policy team.

The team does leading-edge research on innovation and innovation policy and runs initiatives to help people apply the knowledge generated. We are recognised for our expertise in a range of areas, including the analysis of the creative economy, the measurement of innovation, mapping innovation using novel data sources, experimental approaches to innovation policy, social innovation, and the analysis of new global trends in innovation from frugal innovation to seed accelerator programmes and digital startups.

Kirsten was previously Director of International at Nesta, where she built a research team examining new global trends and practices in innovation, and grew Nesta’s global partnerships and programmes. She joined Nesta in 2009 as Lead Policy Advisor for Innovation Systems.

Kirsten has published widely on innovation policy and new trends in global innovation. She has designed a range of programmes and projects that aim to transform the ability of governments to support innovation for growth and wellbeing.

Prior to Nesta, Kirsten worked for Tony Blair's Africa Governance Initiative in Rwanda, capacity building in central government and advising the Rwandan Prime Minister on a new Policy Delivery Unit.

She also worked as a Consultant on Investment Climate Reform for the World Bank's International Finance Corporation, focusing on inward investment promotion and private sector development.

Before that, Kirsten spent five years at Demos, a leading public policy think tank, where she specialized in innovation in emerging economies and participatory democracy.

Kirsten's publications include:

Bound, K, ‘Innovating Together? The Age of Innovation Diplomacy’ in Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO (2016): The Global Innovation Index 2016: Winning with Global Innovation, WIPO, Geneva

Ramalingam, B and Bound, K, (2016) Innovation in International Development, Nesta, London

Glennie, A and Bound, K (2016) How Innovation Agencies Work: International lessons to inspire and inform national strategies, Nesta, London

Gabriel, M Engasser, F and Bound, K (2016) Good Incubation in India: strategies for supporting social innovations in challenging contexts, Nesta, London

Bound, K and Saunders, T (2015) The Innovation Policy Toolkit: An introduction to supporting innovation and international collaboration for policy practitioners, www.nesta.org.uk

Bound, K, Saunders, T and Wilsdon, J,(2013) China’s Absorptive State: Research, Innovation and the Prospects for UK-China Collaboration, Nesta, London (republished in Chinese in 2014)

Bound, K and Thornton, I (2012) Our Frugal Future: Lessons from India’s Innovation System, Nesta, London

Miller, P Bound K (2011) The Startup Factories: the rise of accelerator programmes to support new technology ventures, Nesta, London

Bound, K, Puttick, R (2010) Buying Power: Is the Small Business Research Initiative for R&D driving innovation in the UK? Nesta, London

Bound, K. (2008) Brazil: the Natural Knowledge Economy: Demos, London; Published in Portuguese as Brasil: O economia de conoscimento natural: CGEE, Brasilia

Skidmore, P. Bound, K. (2008) The Everyday Democracy Index, Demos, London

Bound, K. (2007) India: the uneven innovator, Demos, London

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