Dr Tzameret Rubin PhD Economics
Senior Research and Enterprise Associate
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Dr. Rubin is a business and technology researcher; she has a PhD in Economics from Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia) and a Masters in Economics from the Technion (Israel). Her area of expertise is the economic impact of innovation, in particular, knowledge flow, business incubator and public–private collaboration to foster innovation. She has participated in several Australian innovation policy round tables, and consulted for the Department of Industry in NSW as part of her job as the innovation impact manager in the research excellence centre - National ICT Australia (NICTA). Dr. Rubin has conducted R&D impact studies for the NSW (Australia) government's Chief Scientist and she was also an innovation government policy researcher in the Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Technion (Israel). Prior to her academic career, Tzameret was a pre-sale manager in several Israeli private-sector technology companies, such as Emblaze, Comverse, ECI. She gained her technological background during her military service in the Israeli Defense Forces, Intelligence Unit, where she was an R&D Technical Engineer.
Currently Dr. Rubin is a Senior Research and Enterprise Associate. In this role she assists researchers in generating and monitoring their research impact. This requires a proactive attitude in the exploitation of the school’s research to achieve impact beyond academia, in the context of the national impact agenda. This role is both internal- and external-facing.
Internal-facing: Dr Rubin works with researchers to understand their research potential. Initially this can be in order to design their impact retrospectively, for example gathering data about engagement with external stakeholders. However, it is mainly prospectively, for example providing support with grant applications, EPG or Research Council funding, introducing new funding mechanisms or reviewing documents that are sent to external stakeholders to promote a scheme that the researcher developed. Dr Rubin’s technological and economic background allows her to drill down into any research relatively easily, which provides the researcher with the benefit of having someone who is focused on outward-facing engagements. Dr. Rubin works with other internal interfaces within the University such as the Research Office, LUSIP and the School’s ADR, to promote initiatives that are of interest to the entire university.
External-facing: Dr. Rubin works with bodies that have the knowledge and the connections to help improve the School’s research impact, such as IN-PART, Vertigo Ventures, Elsevier, UKSPA (The UK Science Park Association). She also deals with other universities and government bodies, primarily to facilitate researchers entering into more collaborations, but also through liaising with other peers involved in promoting the research impact agenda, to learn and reflect about this role.
Knowledge flow in Technological Business Incubators: Evidence from Australia and Israel Technovation 41-42:11-24. 31 March 2015.
The Achilles Heel of a Strong Private Knowledge Sector: Evidence from Israel The Journal of Innovation Impact 7(1):80-99 10 Nov 2014.
Comparing Solar Water Heater Popularization Policies in China, Israel and Australia: The Roles of Governments in Adopting Green Innovations, Sustainable Development 21(3) 28 Aug 2012