Principal and Owner
Innovation Policyworks, LLC
Catherine Renault is the principal and owner of Innovation Policyworks LLC, a firm that provides research and analysis to enable economic development officials at the state, regional and local levels make more data-driven decisions. Her clients focus on innovation and entrepreneurship as critical elements of successful economic development, and use evaluation for program improvement and policymaking. She is also a Black Belt in Innovation Engineering, and a frequent presenter on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Renault is immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs and on the board of the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center.
Dr. Renault is originally from Boston and received her undergraduate degree from Harvard, her MBA from the University of Virginia and her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.