I am currently working on university-firm collaboration and innovation performance in Chile using case study and panel data analysis. My doctoral thesis studies the factors which influence and determine collaboration on innovation between universities and firms and how these are framed by governmental innovation policy. The thesis also analyses the effects of collaboration on the innovation performance of firms in Chile using a novel panel database elaborated from national surveys of innovation in firms. I joined the doctoral programme at the International Development Department and the TMD after completing my MSc in Management Research at the Said Business School in 2009, for which I received a distinction. Before coming to England, I worked on innovation policy at the National Development Agency of Chile (CORFO) and at the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research in Chile (CONICYT). I got my BSc in Economics from University of Chile in 2003.