Dr. Rainville is a Honorary Research Fellow at MSM. She is also a Management Consultant at Vtrek – a network organization offering expert services to help public agencies create value in their purchasing. Prior to coming to Vtrek, she was a Research Fellow and PhD Student under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Knut Blind at the Chair of Innovation Economics, Technical University Berlin. She received her doctorate in 2016 from the Technical University Berlin with a grade of magna cum laude. Fully-funded by Climate-KIC, her research focused on roles for standardization, collaboration, and intermediation in opening innovation procurement. As a Climate-KIC PhD Label student, she gained comprehensive experience and training in the area of climate research and entrepreneurship. As a Honorary Research Fellow she is working within the Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement.
Dr. Rainville has presented her research at invited talks and international conferences, including the 5th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation, Global Cleaner Production & Sustainable Consumption Conference, and International Public Procurement Conference 2016, where she received a Best Paper Award.
Previously, Dr. Rainville held analyst positions including with the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Energy Technology Sector, Science-Metrix, The Centre for Innovation Studies and the Prion Disease and Social Research Lab. She holds a Master of Arts in Communications Studies (Energy and Environmental Systems Specialization) and a Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology Studies (Honours), both from the University of Calgary in Canada.
- Rainville, A. (2016). Standards in green public procurement – A framework to enhance innovation. Journal of Cleaner Production. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.10.088
- Rainville, A. (2016). From whence the knowledge came: Heterogeneity of innovation procurement across Europe. Journal of Public Procurement, 16(4), 463-504.
- Rainville, A., Hawkins, R., & Bergerson, J. (2015). Building consensus in life cycle assessment: the potential for a Canadian product category rules standard to enhance credibility in greenhouse gas emissions estimates for Alberta’s oil sands. Journal of Cleaner Production 103(15), 525-533. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.06.067