Usman Aziz

Usman Aziz


Personal profile


PhD Candidate in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at Alliance Manchester Business School. My research focus is on the foundational economy, sustainable innovation, and regional policymaking.

My PhD supervisors are Dr Jo Mylan and Prof Elvira Uyarra.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (with Distinction), Alliance Manchester Business School


Award Date: 23 Nov 2020

Master of Arts, International Politics - International Relations, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 12 Nov 2015

Bachelor of Arts, History at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge


Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

External positions

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, The Partimer Ltd

2021 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
  • Sustainable Consumption Institute


  • Foundational Economy
  • Sustainability
  • Regional Economic Development
  • Green and Just Transition

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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