Paul N Figueiredo

Senior Research Associate Paulo N. Figueiredo is full professor of technology and innovation management in the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil. He holds a PhD in science and technology studies from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK.  In 1999, he set up – and still heads up – the Research Programme on Technological Learning and Industrial Innovation in Brazil at EBAPE/FGV. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development (IJTLID).   

Paulo N. Figueiredo’s main research interests focus on the firm- and industry-level technological innovation capability accumulation, its causes and impacts on competitiveness, industrial development, and inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing and emerging economies, particularly in Latin America. The industries and firms covered by his research include natural resource-intensive, process-intensive, renewable energy and biotechnology. Paulo accumulates long-term experience in implementing locally and internationally funded research projects. Over the past 20 years, his research has been appearing in highly ranked peer-reviewed academic journals. He extensively interacts with policymakers and industry stakeholders to share his research findings and implications for development.   

Through his dedication to teaching activities over the past 30 years, Paulo has intensively been engaged in undergraduate courses, master’s and doctoral programmes, as well as in executive training programmes. He has supervised numerous theses. For further details about his professional activities, please visit  

Senior Research Associate