30.03.1983
erkki.karo@ttu.ee
www.ttu.ee/nurkse

Career

Institutions and positions
01.06.2018–...   
Tallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance , Associate Professor of Science and Technology Policy (1,00)
01.01.2017–...   
Tallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance , Director (1,00)
01.01.2017–31.05.2018   
Tallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance , Senior Researcher (1,00)
01.09.2015–31.12.2016   
Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Senior Researcher (1,00)
2015–2016   
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), JSPS postdoctoral fellow (1,00)
01.01.2009–01.09.2015   
Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Public Administration and Public Policy , Researcher (1,00)
2007–31.12.2008   
Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Assistant (1,00)
01.03.2006–31.08.2006   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Government and Politics, Assistant extraordinarius (1,00)
15.09.2005–28.02.2006   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Government and Politics, Assistant extraordinarius (0,50)
2005–2006   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Government and Politics, erakorraline assistent (1,00)
01.01.2004–31.12.2004   
Estonian Ministry of Education and Science, Monitoring Department, Trainee
01.01.2004–31.12.2004   
Tartu City Government, Department of Finance, Trainee
 
 
Education
2010–2010   
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Public Management Institute, Visiting Fellow
2009–2009   
University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, visiting PhD student
2006–2007   
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Social Sciences, Studies on European Politics and Policies, visiting student
2006–2006   
University of Iceland, Centre of Small State Studies, Summer School on Small States and European Integration
2006–2010   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Public Administration, PhD Studies in Public Administration and Policy
2005–2006   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Public Administration, MPA studies in Public Management
2004–2005   
Universiteit Maastricht, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, exchange student
2001–2005   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Public Administration, BA in Public Administration (4 year BA program)
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2018−...   
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, council member
2018−...   
Member of the Advisory Council of the Strategy Unit of Tallinn City Government
2018−...   
Innovation Policy Committee of Government of Estonia, member
2017−...   
Member of the TTÜ Council
2017−...   
Member of the Council, School of Business and Governance, TTÜ
2017−...   
Cairperson, Council of the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, TTÜ
2011−...   
Member of the PhD defense committee, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, TTÜ
2010−...   
Member of 2 MA committees: Public Administration and Innovation (chair since 2017), Technology Governance and Digital Transformation (co-chair since 2017) Ragnar Nurkse Department, TTÜ
2009−...   
Co-chair of the Permanent Study Group 'Public Administration, Technology & Innovation' at the European Group for Public Administration
 
 
Additional information
Teaching and teaching development activities at Tallinn University of Technology since 2017

1. Between 2017-2018 I was leading the reforms and modernization of the following study programs at TalTech: BA level - Public Administration and Governance; MA level - Public Administration and Innovation (in Estonian); Technology Governance and Digital Transformation (in English)

2. As part of the reformed programmes I have also developed and (co-)taught the following courses:

Bachelor studies

a. HHL0024 Classics of social sciences (6 ECTS)
b. HHM1151 Public sector design lab (6 ECTS) - problem-based course taught in collaboration with practitioners from public and private sector
c. HHI0132 techEstonia: iLab for entrepreneurial state (6 ECTS) - problem-based course taught in collaboration with practitioners from public and private sector

Master studies

a. MNA5420 Creating Innovation Capacities in Government (6 ECTS) - problem-based course taught in collaboration with practitioners from public and private sector
b. HHI0116 Entrepreneurship and Technology Management (6 ECTS) - problem-based course taught in collaboration with practitioners from public and private sector

PhD studies (as part of general module of all PhD programmes at TalTech)

a. UTT9020 Organization of Research and Education (3 ECTS)
b. MNI9050 Innovation (6 ECTS) -problem-based course taught in collaboration with practitioners from public and private sector

In 2019, I was nominated among the 10 finalists for the Annual National University Lecturer Award.;
Teaching activities at Tallinn University of Technology 2009-2015

I developed and taught or co-taught regularly the following courses:

Bachelor studies
1. Introduction to Public Administration (HHL0240; 6 ECTS; annually)
2. Public Management (HHM0160; 6 ECTS; annually)

Master studies
1. Basics of Public Administration (HHL1260; 4 ECTS; taught across university in 2009, 2013, 2014)
2. Comparative Public Administration (HHM1081; 5 ECTS; in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014)
3. Introduction to Public Management (HHM1180; 4 ECTS; annually)
4. Public Management and Administration (HHL1040; 2 ECTS; taught annually across university)
;
Other R&D grants

2009-2011, Grant by the Government Office of Estonia and European Social Fund to research the linkages between public sector capacities and innovation (8000 EUR).

2015-2016, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science post-doc grant on Entrepreneurial State and Innovative Bureaucracies (5 744 000 Yen, ca 47 500 EUR).;

Projects in progress

Completed projects

Dissertations under supervision

Supervised dissertations

Publications

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6.01.2020
30.03.1983
erkki.karo@ttu.ee
www.ttu.ee/nurkse

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.06.2018–...   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Majandusteaduskond, Ragnar Nurkse innovatsiooni ja valitsemise instituut , Teadus- ja tehnoloogiapoliitika kaasprofessor (1,00)
01.01.2017–...   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Majandusteaduskond, Ragnar Nurkse innovatsiooni ja valitsemise instituut , Direktor (1,00)
01.01.2017–31.05.2018   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Majandusteaduskond, Ragnar Nurkse innovatsiooni ja valitsemise instituut , Vanemteadur (1,00)
01.09.2015–31.12.2016   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Sotsiaalteaduskond, Ragnar Nurkse innovatsiooni ja valitsemise instituut, Vanemteadur (1,00)
2015–2016   
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), JSPS järeldoktor (1,00)
01.01.2009–01.09.2015   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Sotsiaalteaduskond, Ragnar Nurkse innovatsiooni ja valitsemise instituut, Haldusjuhtimise ja halduspoliitika õppetool, Teadur (1,00)
2007–31.12.2008   
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Sotsiaalteaduskond, Ragnar Nurkse innovatsiooni ja valitsemise instituut, Assistent (1,00)
01.03.2006–31.08.2006   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaal- ja haridusteaduskond, Riigiteaduste instituut, erakorraline assistent (1,00)
15.09.2005–28.02.2006   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaal- ja haridusteaduskond, Riigiteaduste instituut, avaliku halduse erakorraline assistent (0,50)
2005–2006   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaal- ja haridusteaduskond, Riigiteaduste instituut, erakorraline assistent (1,00)
01.01.2004–31.12.2004   
Eesti Vabariigi Haridus- ja Teadusministeerium, Järelvalveosakond, praktikant
01.01.2004–31.12.2004   
Tartu Linnavalitus, Rahandusosakond, praktikant
 
 
Haridustee
2010–2010   
Leuveni Katoliiklik Ülikool, Haldusjuhtimise instituut, külalisteadur
2009–2009   
University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, külalisdoktorant
2006–2007   
Leuveni Katoliiklik Ülikool, sotsiaalteaduskond, euroopa õpingute programm, külalisüliõpilane
2006–2006   
Islandi Ülikool, Väikeriikide Uuringute Keskus, suvekursus "Väikeriigid ja Euroopa integratsioon"
2006–2010   
Tartu Ülikool, sotsiaalteaduskond, avaliku halduse osakond, doktoriõpe avalikus halduses ja halduspoliitikas
2005–2006   
Tartu Ülikool, sotsiaalteaduskond, avaliku halduse osakond, kutsemagistri õpingud haldusjuhtimises
2004–2005   
Maastrichti Ülikool, majanduse ja ärijuhtimise teaduskond, vahetusüliõpilane
2001–2005   
Tartu Ülikool, sotsiaalteaduskond, avaliku halduse osakond, BA avalikus halduses (4 aastane bakalaureuseõpe)
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2018−...   
Teaduspark Tehnopol, nõukogu liike
2018−...   
Tallinna Linnavalitsuse strateegiaüksuse nõukoja liiga
2018−...   
Vabariigi Valitsuse innovatsioonipoliitika komisjon, liige
2017−...   
TTÜ Nõukogu liige
2017−...   
TTÜ majandusteaduskonna nõukogu liige
2017−...   
Nõukogu esimees, Ragnar Nurkse innovatsiooni ja valitsemise instituut, TTÜ
2011−...   
Doktoritööde kaitsmiskomisjoni liige, Ragnar Nurkse innovatsiooni ja valitsemise instituut, TTÜ
2010−...   
2 õppekava magistritööde kaitsmiskomisjoni liige: Avalik haldus ja innovatsioon (esimees alates 2017), Tehnoloogia-valitsemine ja digitaalsed muutused (kaas-esimees alates 2017) Ragnar Nurkse instituut, TTÜ
2009−...   
Permanentse töögrupi 'Public Administration, Technology & Innovation' kaasjuht European Group for Public Administration võrgustikus
 
 
Lisainfo
Õppe- ja õppearendustegevus Tallinna Tehnikaülikoolis alates 2017:

1. 2017-2018 juhtistin Nurkse instituudi õppekavade uuendamist: bakalaureusekava Avalik haldus ja riigiteadused; magistriõppekavad Avalik haldus ja innovatsioon ja Tehnoloogia valitsemine ja digitaalsed muutused (inglisekeelne programm)

2. Uuenduste raames töötasin välja ka olen (kaas-)õpetanud järgmisi kursusi

Bakalaureuseõppes

a. HHL0024 Sotsiaalteaduste klassikud (6 ECTS)
b. HHM1151 Avaliku sektori disainilabor (6 ECTS) - praktiline probleemipõhisel õppel põhinev kursus
c. HHI0132 techEstonia: ettevõtliku riigi innovatsiooniloabor (6 ECTS) - praktiline probleemipõhisel õppel põhinev kursus

Magistriõppes

a. MNA5420 Innovatsioonivõimekuste arendamine avalikus sektoris (6 ECTS) - praktiline probleemipõhisel õppel põhinev kursus
b. HHI0116 Ettevõtlikkus ja tehnoloogia juhtimine (6 ECTS) - praktiline probleemipõhisel õppel põhinev kursus

Doktoriõppes

a. UTT9020 Teadus- ja hariduskorraldus (3 ECTS)
b. MNI9050 Innovatsioon (6 ECTS) - praktiline probleemipõhisel õppel põhinev kursus

2019. aastal nimetati mind Aasta Õpetaja konkursil aasta õppejõu konkursi 10 finalisti hulka.
;
Õppetegevus TTÜs 2009-2015

Õpetatud ja kaasõpetatud kursused:

Bakalaureuseõpe (aine nimed ja koodid kehtivate õppekavade alusel)
1. Sissejuhatus avalikku haldusesse (HHL0240; 6 EAP; iga õppeaasta)
2. Haldusjuhtimine (HHM0160; 6 EAP; iga õppeaasta)

Magistriõpe
1. Avaliku halduse alused (HHL1260; 4 EAP; õpetatud 2009; 2013; 2014; ka teiste teaduskondade õppekavades)
2. Võrdlev avalik haldus (HHM1081; 5 EAP; 2009; 2011; 2013; 2014)
3. Sissejuhatus haldusjuhtimisse (HHM1180; 4 EAP; iga õppeaasta kuni 2015)
4. Public Management and Administration (HHL1040; 2 EAP; iga õppeaasta; ka teiste teaduskondade õppekavades)
;
Muud teadus- ja arendusgrandid:

2009-2011, Riigikantselei Tarkade Otsuste Fondi (ESF rahastatud) toetus uurimistööks avaliku sektori võimekuste ja innovatsiooni seostest (8000 EUR).

2015-2016, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science järeldoktori grant uurimisteemal Entrepreneurial State and Innovative Bureaucracies (5 744 000 Yen, ca 47 500 EUR). ;

Jooksvad projektid

Lõppenud projektid

Juhendamisel väitekirjad

Juhendatud väitekirjad

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
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  • Found 33 results
ProgramTypeNumberNameProject startProject endPrincipal investigatorInstitutionFinancing
SFSF0140094s08Public Administration and Development in Small States01.01.200831.12.2013Rainer KattelTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences252 091,19 EUR
MUUB614Public administration reforms also modernisation.01.01.200931.12.2011Tiina Randma-LiivTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Public Administration and Public Policy 126 654,74 EUR
MUULep10108Seminar on the organization structure of public sector01.11.201030.03.2011Rainer KattelTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Public Administration and Public Policy 8 552,66 EUR
MUULep8045Open Innovation Policies Assessment Framework01.02.200815.05.2008Tarmo KalvetTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Innovation Policy and Technology Governance3 834,70 EUR
1.1.5.2.1.3.BHV2Start-up phase of the Digital Governance Competence Centre (DGCC)01.01.201831.12.2018Robert KrimmerTallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance 55 416,00 EUR
RITA1SubprojectLEP18019MN (RITA1/01-18-13)Analysis of the economic situation and perspective of the Estonia`s bioeconomy and its sectors. Formulating business models in selected fields of bioeconomy01.03.201828.02.2021Erkki KaroTallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance 297 000,00 EUR
PRGPRG346Reshaping Estonian energy, mobility and telecommunications systems on the verge of the Second Deep Transition01.01.201931.12.2023Margit KellerUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Social Studies422 875,00 EUR
RITA4AR16070The participation of Estonian smart specialisation growth area enterprises in international value chains and policy measures to support manufacturing processes with higher value added01.10.201631.12.2017Erkki KaroTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Public Administration and Public Policy 40 000,00 EUR
MUULMIN15112Analysis of the fulfilment of estonian Research, Development and Innovation Strategy 2007-201327.03.201531.08.2015Veiko LemberTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Public Administration and Public Policy 14 600,00 EUR
RITA4AR16072Options for Estonia in the framework programme: analysis and policy recommendations01.10.201630.10.2017Rainer KattelTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Innovation Policy and Technology Governance17 000,00 EUR
RITA4AR16071Final evaluation of sectoral research and development programmes funded from the EU structural funds period 2007-201301.10.201631.12.2017Veiko LemberTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Public Administration and Public Policy 18 500,00 EUR
MUUVFP15026Finest Twins - Smart City CoE (teaming)01.06.201531.05.2016Rainer KattelTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Governance137 250,00 EUR
1.2.3.4.VFP19031 (856602)FINEST TWINS: Establishment of Smart City Center of Excellence01.12.201930.11.2026Ralf-Martin SoeTallinn University of Technology , Smart City Center of Excellence; Tallinn University of Technology , School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering ; Tallinn University of Technology , School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture; Tallinn University of Technology , School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics; Tallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance 8 234 882,50 EUR (total financing 15 000 000,00 EUR)
MUULMIN8129Business Models of Intellectual property Based Firms. Open innovation Based Business Models and their Applicability in Estonia01.01.200931.03.2010Rainer KattelTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Innovation Policy and Technology Governance97 834,29 EUR
MUUVA634Innovation and the state: How should government finance and implement innovation policy?01.01.201431.12.2015Rainer KattelTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Innovation Policy and Technology Governance72 600,00 EUR
ETFETF8097Innovation Policy and Uneven Development01.01.200931.12.2011Erik ReinertTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences35 340,80 EUR
ETFETF8418Managing Innovation Policy01.01.201031.12.2013Rainer KattelTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences47 549,17 EUR
ETFETF9404Institutions and Economic Development in East Asia and Central and Eastern Europe01.01.201231.12.2015Erkki KaroTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences46 862,40 EUR
1.2.3.; MUUVFP18022Catching-Up along the global value chain: business models, determinants and policy implications in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution27.04.201826.04.2022Tarmo KalvetTallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance 162 000,00 EUR
EMPEMP264Understanding policy change: Financial and fiscal bureaucracy in the Baltic Sea Region01.01.201430.04.2017Rainer KattelTallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences; Tallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance 226 575,00 EUR
RITA1SubprojectLep19060 (RITA1/02-82)Mobile life-style, public service consumption and contact data in public registries01.07.201931.12.2021Veiko LemberTallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance 106 579,17 EUR
1.1.Lep18099Mid-term evaluation of smart specialization growth areas11.05.201830.01.2019Erkki KaroTallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance 21 600,00 EUR
MUULep17031The participation of moderate and strong innovator countries in ERA and BSR research and innovation initiatives: analysis and recommendations for increasing participation15.03.201730.06.2017Erkki KaroTallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance 20 000,00 EUR
1.1.LEPK18094Challenges of policy making in the era of wicked problems07.12.201808.03.2019Erkki KaroTallinn University of Technology , School of Business and Governance, Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance 50 000,00 EUR
MUUETAG13160Understanding policy change: Financial and fiscal bureaucracy in the Baltic Sea Region01.01.201431.03.2016Rainer KattelTallinn University of Technology ; Tallinn University of Technology , Faculty of Social Sciences, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Chair of Innovation Policy and Technology Governance251 750,00 EUR