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Ram Kamath

PhD Student


Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas (Structural Change)

Research areas

Evolutionary economic geography (Complexity economics, regional and cluster development)
Agent-based modelling
Sustainability transitions
Innovation systems and (regional) Innovation policy development

Personal details

Ram Kamath obtained his bachelor’s degree (Btech.) in mechanical engineering in India in 2011. Afterwards he worked as a design engineer in L&T-Mitsubishi from 2011-2013 in India, designing the piping for thermal power plants. In 2016 he obtained a Master’s degree (MSc.) in Management of technology from TU Delft, the Netherlands, where he graduated with an annotation in "Technology for sustainable development". His master’s thesis was on understanding what actor networks, knowledge, resources and institutions frugal innovation systems would include and how these systems can achieve commercial success and developmental impact in the base of the pyramid. In his time at TU Delft, he worked as research assistant for the research project "Frugal Innovations and Responsible Entrepreneurship: Case Studies in the Water and Health Sectors in East Africa", funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). A description is available here. He also worked on creating a MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course, on "Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology", which is available here.