Dr. Dieter F. Kogler is the Academic Director of the UCD Spatial Dynamics Lab and an Associate Prof. in Economic Geography at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at University College Dublin. His research focus is on the geography of innovation and evolutionary economic geography, with particular emphasis on knowledge production and diffusion, and processes related to technological change, innovation, and economic growth. He is currently an ERC Starter Grant holder with the following project title: Technology Evolution in Regional Economies (TechEvo). In parallel he also leads an SFI funded Science Policy Research Programme project on Science-Technology Spaces (SciTechSpace). Dieter is an Editor of Regional Studies and an Editorial Board member of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. His career path combines professional and research experience acquired in Europe, the United States, and Canada within a variety of areas pertaining to the spatial analysis of socio-economic phenomena.