Claudia Obando Rodriguez


Claudia E. Obando Rodriguez is an economist, with a MSc in Technology and Innovation Management and a doctorate from SPRU.

Previously, she headed the National Digital Entrepreneurship Programme,, at the Colombian ICT Ministry.

As a senior advisor in Colciencias – now the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia (Minciencias), she led the Technology-Based Entrepreneurship and Managing Innovation Programmes.

In 2016, she was awarded a Chancellor’s International Research Scholarship CIRS by the University of Sussex, which brought her back to the UK as a PhD student. Her doctoral research examined the role of social actors in processes of regional diversification and industrial change in developing countries.

Claudia has been involved in the work of TIPC in Colombia since 2016, supporting training, mentoring and research and managing communications and engagement for and with the Latin American Hub.

Her main interest is to understand the sectorial dynamics enabling industrial transformation and the processes of regional diversification driven by the delivery of sustainable development goals.

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