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Samantha Sharpe

Research Associate

Samantha Sharpe is a Research Principal and Core Member of the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). A research and policy professional with more than 10 years’ experience in public policy research and economic analysis, her research focuses on regional economic development and innovation within firms and associated public policy of each. Samantha has been lead investigator on research projects funded by UK EPSRC, European Union and OECD. Outcomes of this research are policy development and industry advice around the support of innovative activity in places, the incubation of new technology, and the role public policy can play in establishing emerging markets for environment and 'green' technologies particularly in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Samantha is also an expert consultant to the OECD Local Employment and Economic Development Programme and the Centre for Entrepreneurship and has completed projects with the OECD on training and skills development activities with SMEs and regional transitions to green growth.

Samantha is a research associate of the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge, UK, and held senior policy positions in environmental policy and economic development in government.

Contact details

Samantha Sharpe
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
15 Broadway
NSW 2007


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