Alex Pazaitis

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Alexandros (Alex) Pazaitis is Research Fellow at P2P Lab, an interdisciplinary research hub, community-driven makerspace and spin-off of the P2P Foundation and Ragnar Nurkse School. Alex has participated in numerous research activities, from co-authoring scholarly papers to drafting research and innovation proposals. He has professional experience in project management, participating as a consultant for private and public organizations in planning and implementation of various cooperation projects, funded under European Territorial Cooperation Programmes and other EU Programmes. His research interests include technology governance; innovation policy and sustainability; desktop manufacturing; commons; and blockchain-mediated collaboration.

Alex is currently working on his MA Thesis for the Technology Governance Programme at the Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology. His previous studies include University of Macedonia, Greece (BA in International and European Economic Relations) and Phillipp University of Marburg, Germany (ERASMUS scholar at the Department of Political Science and Philosophy). He is fluent in Greek, English and German.


  • Giotitsas, C., Pazaitis, A., and Kostakis, V. (2015). "A peer-to-peer approach to energy production". Technology in Society, 42: 28–38
  • Bauwens, M., Kostakis, V., & Pazaitis, A. (2016). "Towards a Society of the Commons". In W. Baier, E. Canepa & E. Himmelstoss (Eds.), Transformative Strategies: European Network for Alternative Thinking and Political Dialogue. London: The Merlin Press.

Working Papers

  • "Do patents spur technological innovation and entrepreneurship? The case of the three-dimensional printing industry"
  • "New roles of citizens, state and markets for an open-source agricultural revolution"
  • "Institutions of transition for a new socio-technical regime: empowering open collaboration in the National System of Innovation"
  • "Digital economy and the rise of open cooperativism: Two illustrative cases"