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Abiodun Egbetokun

Abiodun Egbetokun is an economist with a rich multidisciplinary background. His PhD in Economics complements a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Technology Management. He is currently Assistant Director, Research at the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Nigeria where he contributes regularly to the development of Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, among other policy-relevant projects. His research experience spans a decade and a half during which he has gained a deep understanding of the microeconomic factors that shape entrepreneurship and innovation in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. His expertise on innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of sustainable development has been recognised in several forms including media mentions, keynotes, guest lectures, consultancy projects and policy engagements. In 2017, he was a speaker at the UN High-level Study Visit to China on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the SDGs. In 2018, he was an invited expert at NEPAD’s Continental Expert and Practitioners’ Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship Promotion in Africa. He has also spent time at some of the world’s topmost research clusters including the Oxford Department of International Development. He is President (2019-2021) of the Nigerian Young Academy, a group of Nigeria’s leading young researchers and academics. He tweets @egbetokun and blogs at


  • –present
    Assistant Director, Research, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM)


  • 2014 
    Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, PhD, Economics