Olga Ustyuzhantseva is Director of the Centre for Policy Analysis and Studies of Technologies (Tomsk State University, Russia). She graduated International Relations Department at TSU; has over ten years of experience working in an international IT company. In 2014, she earned her PhD in history by studying innovation policy of India; member of Russian-Indian Council on Science and Technological Cooperation (2014-2017); coordinator of Russian-Indian Association of Higher Education Institution (2015-2017); ideator of Sociohumanitarian Accelerator on emerging technologies.
For a few years, she studied the innovative informal practices of grassroots people in India and Russia’s contexts. Her current research interests are sustainability transitions of post-Soviet countries, inclusive innovation policy, participatory approaches to innovation development.