Mathieu Baudrin is a sociologist of science and technology. He received his PhD at PSL-Mines ParisTech in 2018 for his dissertation on the long-term maintenance, despite a succession of critical moments, of the aerosol technology and its industry. The thesis invites to reconsider the importance of industrial actors in the analysis of the relations between innovation processes and market development in economic sociology by proposing to approach the collective action of “making industry” as a situated problematic act calling for a socio-technical analysis.
Since the end of 2018, Mathieu Baudrin has been on a post-doctoral contract at the CSI within the European project H2020 SCALINGS, which explores the problematic scaling up of local innovation practices called “co-creation”. The project involves an empirical survey of three technological domains (robotics, energy and autonomous vehicles) conducted in each of the partner countries (Poland, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, France). As an extension of his doctoral research, Mathieu Baudrin’s contribution focuses on understanding the industrial clustering dynamics and the role of tests in this process.