Rhodes Scholar Catherine Beaudry is a professor in the Polytechnique Montréal’s Mathematics and Industrial Engineering Department. There, she also holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Creation, Development and the Commercialization of Innovation.
The Chair’s studies centre on measuring the impacts of research and collaboration on the development and commercialization of innovation, and on the interaction between local and international networks. Her research aims to consider the entire innovation process, from idea generation to commercialization, and to break down silos in the innovation process.
Beaudry has a PhD in economics from the University of Oxford, where she also obtained an MPhil in economics. From her first degree in electrical engineering, specialized in satellite technology, onward, Beaudry has maintained a strong interest in technology, science and innovation.
An adjunct professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Beaudry is a member of its centre for interuniversity research on science and technology. She is also a fellow of CIRANO, the centre for interuniversity research on the analysis of organizations, and a founding member of the Global Young Academy.
Beaudry’s research examines partnerships, networks and collaboration between university researchers, firms and government organizations.