Dr Chux Daniels, is a Research Fellow in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy at Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex. His research connects STI and public policies in fostering transformative change that contributes to addressing development challenges. His areas of interest include STI, public policies, evaluation, inclusion in STI, capabilities of policymaking, entrepreneurship, indicators and metrics for STI. He is the Research Lead and Director of the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) Africa Hub at SPRU and coordinates various SPRU's engagements with Africa. His recent work on innovation policy, digitalisation, political economy, research and policy engagement programmes cover more than 10 African countries.
Chux has delivered research and policy projects for major international and regional organisations including the African Union Commission (AUC), various national governments in Africa and beyond, DFID, IDRC, the UN, European Union, and the World Bank. Chux is a member AUC’s Monitoring and Evaluation Committee on the continent’s 10-year Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024). He is a Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM), Department of Engineering and Technology Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa; a Senior Fellow at the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET); and a Member of the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D (ICT for Development).