Fellows & Grantees

Masaru Yarime

Abe Fellowship 2014
Project Title
University-Industry-Government Collaboration for Innovation to Address Grand/Societal Challenges: Comparative Analysis of Science and Technology Policy in Japan, Europe, and the United States
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo


Masaru Yarime has research interests centering around science, technology, and innovation policy, management, and governance, involving complex and dynamic interactions between technology and institutions in creating innovation. He is particularly interested in exploring the structure, functions, and evolution of innovation systems for sustainability, with a focus on data-intensive innovation recently emerging in a wide range of sectors. He has contributed to many international initiatives, including the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative on Environmental Risk Integration in Sovereign Credit Analysis, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III Fifth Assessment Report, and the Expert Group on Policy Support Tools and Methodologies of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Currently he is serving on the editorial board of international journals, including Sustainability Science, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, and Frontiers in Energy Research – Energy Systems and Policy. He received BEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, MS in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and PhD in Economics and Policy Studies of Innovation and Technological Change from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. His previous positions include Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy and Project Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance at the Graduate School of Public Policy in the University of Tokyo.