Viktor Salenius is a doctoral candidate in Management at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and a research student at TMCD. With an interdisciplinary social science background, Viktor’s research interest is to understand the impact of societal and political institutions on innovation and sustainable development. His PhD research is set in the Nordic countries and examines how disruptive innovation processes emerge in traditional industry-sectors (such as energy and steel) that are facing pressure to transform in response to climate change, but where innovation is organised very differently than in a metropolitan start-up environment. Viktor’s work is therefore focused at how learning and innovation is collectively organised at the level of industry communities and ecosystems, often in remote and rural regions.
Before his PhD, Viktor has worked as a research policy analyst, writing reports for the Nordic Council of Ministers (Nordregio) and the EU Joint Research Centre. He was also a trainee at the EU Delegation to the United Nations in New York, assisting multilateral negotiations in sustainable development and science, technology and innovation.Viktor holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the LSE (2018) and an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation from the University of Cambridge (2020).