Gabriela Ramos

Gabriela Ramos 
is the OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20. Besides supporting the Strategic Agenda of the Secretary General, she is responsible for the contributions of the Organisation to the global agenda, including the G20 and the G7. She leads the Inclusive Growth Initiative and the New Approaches to Economic Challenges and also oversees the work on Education, Employment and Social Affairs (including gender). Previously, she served as Head of the OECD Office in Mexico and Latin America, co-ordinating several reports on Mexico to advance the health and education reform. She developed the OECD’s Mexico Forum and edited and launched the “Getting it Right” flagship publication series. Prior to joining the OECD, Ms Ramos held several positions in the Mexican Government, including Director of Economic Affairs (and OECD issues) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Technical Secretary at the Office of the Minister for the Budget. She has also held several positions as Professor of International Economy at the Universidad Iberoamericana and at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Ms Ramos holds an MA in Public Policy from Harvard University, and was a Fulbright and Ford MacArthur fellow. She was decorated with the Ordre du Merit by the President of France, François Hollande, in 2013.

Dirk Pilat

Dirk Pilat a Dutch national, is Deputy Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI). As Deputy Director, he supports the Director of DSTI in pursuing the Directorate’s programme of work and contributing to the achievement of the strategic goals of the Organisation as defined by the OECD Secretary-General. He joined the OECD in February 1994 and has worked on many policy issues since then, including the OECD Innovation Strategy and OECD Green Growth Strategy, how to draw greater benefits from information technology for economic growth, how to strengthen growth performance in OECD economies (the OECD Growth Project), how to strengthen the performance of the services sector, as well as work on climate change, labour markets, product market regulation, productivity and entrepreneurship. He was Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division from 2006 to January 2009, with responsibility for the OECD’s Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy, and Head of the Structural Policy Division, with responsibility for the OECD’s Committee on Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, from February 2009 to December 2012. Before joining the OECD, Mr. Pilat was a researcher at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, where he also earned his PhD in Economics. He has published extensively in a range of economics journals, with a strong focus on international comparisons of growth and productivity performance

Prof. Manuel Heitor

Prof. Manuel Heitor  is Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal. From March 2005 to June 2011 he served as Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education in the Government of Portugal.  Most recently, in the 2011-12 academic year, he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard.

Prof. Heitor holds a PhD from Imperial College of London in Mechanical Engineering and did post-doctoral training at the University of California - San Diego. He is Professor in Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, where he is the former Director of the Center for Innovation, Technology and Development Policies Studies, IN+ and coordinates PhD’s programs concerning Engineering and Public Policies and Engineering of Conception and Advanced Manufacturing Systems. During the 1990s, he studied politics of science, technology and innovation. In 1998, he founded Center of Innovation, Technology and Development Policies Studies, IN+, at Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon. In 2005, this center was ranked on the Top 50 global centers of research on Management of Technology, by the International Association for the Management of Technology. He is Research Fellow of Texas University, in Austin, at the Institute of Innovation, Creativity and Capital. He founded and coordinated several international conferences related to Technology Policy and Innovation and is co-editor of the Purdue University Press book collection on Science and Technology Policy. In 2002, he was also co-founder of the international network Globelics – the global network for the economics of learning, innovation, and competence building systems. Recently, he was one of the promotors of the European network step4EU, science, technology, education and policy for Europe, and the International Observatory of Global Politics for the Exploitation of Atlantic Ocean.

Clara-Eugenia García

Clara-Eugenia García is, since 2016, the Director General for Research, Development and Innovation Policy, at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry and Competitiveness (Spain) and the Chair of ERAC Standing Group on Open Science and Innovation. Between 2012 and 2016 she was the Deputy Director of Planning and Monitoring of the State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation. Between 2011 and 2015, she managed the Spanish Research Programmes “Severo Ochoa” and “María de Maeztu”, which are initiatives to promote research excellence. Dr. García had a leading coordination role is R&I Policy Design and Planning such as: the National ERA Roadmap, the State Agency for Research (Agencia Estatal de Investigación), the Spanish Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2013-2020,  the National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation 2013-2016, the Annual Action Programs (2013, 2014 and 2015) of the National Plan for Scientific and Technological Research and Innovation (2013-2016) and the R&I chapter of the Partnership Agreement Spain-EU. Between 2012 and 2016, she coordinated the National policies for Open Access. 

Prof. Mu Rongping

Prof. Mu Rongping  is Professor and the Director-General of the Center for Innovation and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is also a member of the Expert Committee on National Development Plan of NDRC, editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science Research Management, and president of the China High-tech Industry Promotion Society and the Chinese Association for Science of Science and S&T Policy Research. Dr. Mu is a member of the Governing Board of International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC), and a member of Advisory Board of Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD) at the University of Oxford. He was director-general of Institute of Policy and Management of CAS (2004-2014), a member of the Economic & Scientific Advisory Board of European Patent Office (2012-2015). Dr. Mu holds a B.S. and M.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China, and a PhD degree in History of Technology from Technische Universität Berlin.

Prof. Alain Beretz

Prof. Alain Beretz is a graduate in Pharmacology. He spent one year as a Post-doctorate at the Weizman Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel). Since 1990, he is a member of the Pharmacology faculty of the University of Strasbourg. As a professor of pharmacology, he participated in teaching of molecular pharmacology and therapeutics in pharmacy for master degrees. His research deals with thrombotic disorders, vascular pharmacology and chronic vascular diseases.

He was Vice-President in charge of technology transfer (2001-2006), and then President of the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg (2007-2008). He was elected in January 2009 as the first president of the University of Strasbourg, resulting from the innovative merger of the three previous universities; he has been reelected in December 2012 for a second 4-year term. During his term, the University of Strasbourg was one of the first three winners of “Excellence Initiative” competition. He was since May 2014 the Chair of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) after being a member for 3 years of its Board of Directors. In September 2016, he was appointed as Director General, Research and Innovation, at the French Ministry of Education and Research.

Prof. Zakri Abdul Hamid

Prof. Zakri Abdul Hamid is currently the Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia. His other concurrent roles include: Joint Chairman, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT); Chairman, Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corp (Bioeconomy Corp); Chairman, National Professors Council; Chairman, Board of Advisors, UNU-International Institute on Global Health, Pro-Chancellor, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) and Chairman of the Board of Directors, University of Malaya.

From 2001 to 2005, Professor Zakri co-chaired the UN’s mega-study, “Millennium Ecosystem Assessment”. He is the founding Chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board. He sits on the Global Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). He has been appointed by the United Nations (UN) as the Co-Chairman of STI Advisory Board of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Zakri’s professional interests include crop science, biodiversity and science diplomacy. He has received numerous awards: Fulbright-Hays Fellowship (1981); Rotary Research Foundation Gold Medal Award (1999); ISSAAS Matsuda Award (2013); ASEAN Meritorious Service Award (2014); Zayed International Prize for the Environment (2014), the Academy of Science of South Africa Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award (2015) and Merdeka Award for the environment category (2015).

In Malaysia, he has been conferred rank of Senior Fellow by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia with the title of “Academician” (2015); Honorary Doctorate in Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (2013), Honorary Doctorate in Biotechnology, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (2013) Honorary Doctorate in Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2015); Honorary Doctorate in Science, University of Nottingham (2015). Also, conferred with a Datukship (1991); Dato’ Sri (2012) and a ‘Tan Sri’ (2014). 

In January 2017, the US-based "Biofuel Digest", an influential industry magazine has hailed him as one of the "Top 100 Influential Persons in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2017”. August, he was awarded as one of the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes and recently being awarded the Global Competitiveness Award by Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC).Three species have been named after Zakri: a beetle (Paleosepharia zakrii), a cicada (Pomponia zakrii) and a pitcher plant (Nepenthes zakriana).

Prof. Mario Calderini

Prof. Mario Calderini, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester, is full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, where he teaches Strategy and Social Innovation and chairs the Alta Scuola Politecnica, the honour program jointly managed by Politecnico di Milano and Torino. He is Senior Advisor to the Minister of University Research and Innovation and Government’s Sherpa for the G7 Italian Presidency 2017. His numerous publications in highly ranked international journals cover several topics in the field of management of innovation and innovation policy. Under the Monti presidency, he has been a consultant to the Prime Minister’s Cabinet for financial instruments for innovation and he has been sitting in the Italian Government’s Strategic Committee for Digital Agenda. He has been a consultant to the Ministry of Economic Development for structural funds in research and development. He sat in the Board of Directors of the Agency for Innovation and Technology at Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri and has been a member of the Experts Commission for of the Ten-Years Strategy Report of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.

Dominique Guellec

Dominique Guellec is Head of the Science and Technology Policy (STP) Division, within the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI). This division covers notably: innovation policies, science policies, biotechnology and nanotechnology issues, national innovation studies, innovation for development, the STI Outlook, the Innovation Policy Platform, and the Space Forum. Mr. Guellec joined the OECD in 1995 and has worked in the DSTI on statistics and quantitative economic analysis of science, innovation and growth. From 2004-2005, Mr. Guellec was Chief Economist of the European Patent Office (Munich). Mr. Guellec has authored several books and many articles on patents, innovation and economic growth. His (co-) publications in English include The Economics of the European Patent System (Oxford University Press, 2007); and From R&D to Productivity Growth: the Sources of Knowledge Spillovers and their Interaction (Oxford Review of Economics and Statistics, 2004). Of French nationality, Mr. Guellec is a graduate from the École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (ENSAE, Paris). 

Margherita Russo

Margherita Russo is Full Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. After her MA in Economics at University of Cambridge (UK) she began her academic activity at the University of Pescara (Italy) in 1985 and then at the University of Modena (since 1989). Her main research interests include: analysis of processes of innovation and competence networks, effects of innovation on the organisation of labour, structure and change in local productive systems, evaluation of innovation policies. In the last decade she has been member of international research projects on innovation, and has directed research projects on the mechanical industry in Italy, on the assessment of policy innovation networks and on the socio-economic effects of the 2012 earthquake in Emilia (Italy). 

Since 2000, Prof. Russo is scientific director of Officina Emilia, a project of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, aiming at the regeneration of competences needed for re-industrialization (to foster innovation in the local industry) and at increasing the quality of the education system. In the last decade, she was responsible for work packages in international research projects on innovation (Innovation Study Phoenix, Arizona State University) and European research projects on theory, models and analysis of innovation processes (Iscom, Insite, MD, coordinated by David A. Lane). She has been appointed Representative of Italy in the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP), a sub-group of the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) (2016- ), and Representative of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research in the European Union Strategy for Alpin Regions (EUSALP), Action 1-“To develop an effective research and innovation ecosystem” (2016- ). 

Dirk Meissner

Dirk Meissner is Deputy Head and Professor of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics (Moscow). He has over 10 years of experience in top level consulting to key decision makers in industry and public policy. He has strong background in technology and innovation management, science, technology and innovation policy consulting. Dirk has worked with and led elite teams on a body of case work that include regional innovation strategies, intellectual property management, R&D portfolio management, R&D in- and outsourcing, science, technology and innovation policy evaluation and design. His responsibilities included building and management of teams as well as project management and client interaction. Dirk occasionally represented Switzerland in the OECD Working Party on Technology and Innovation Policy on behalf of the Swiss delegate and currently represents the Russian Federation in the same Working Party. 

Antoine Schoen

Antoine Schoen is a professor of École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Électrotechnique et Électronique (ESIEE) Paris - University Paris Est. He is an engineer in technology management and a Doctor of economics at Paris-Sud University. He teaches at ESIEE Paris and carries out his research activities at Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations Sociétés (LSIS). As part of his recent research activities, he has been involved, since 2013, in the European Research Infrastructure Project for Research and Innovation Policy Studies (RISIS), whose aim is to build original databases to address new issues for public research and innovation policies. Since 2015, he also participates in the European EMBRC project by coordinating the socio-economic analysis of the construction of the network of marine biotechnology research infrastructures.

Michael Keenan

Michael Keenan is a Senior Policy Analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. He has worked in the innovation policy field for around two decades, most of which was spent at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, where he remains an Honorary Research Fellow. Over the past years, has worked on the OECD’s country reviews of innovation policy and has lead the OECD’s work on the development of its Innovation Policy Platform. During 2015-16, he led a forward looking exercise that explored some of the main megatrends and technology trends that are set to influence science and innovation over the next 10-15 years. The results of this exercise constitute a major part of the 2016 OECD STI Outlook. He is currently involved in three OECD digital projects: (i) the Innovation Policy Platform, a project with the World Bank that provides a web-based knowledge management tool in support of innovation policy-making; (ii) REITER, a project with the European Commission to develop a new semantic science and innovation policy database, which will be powered by a new science and innovation policy taxonomy/ontology; and (iii) Digital Science and Innovation Policy (DSIP), a project that reviews contemporary developments in national digital research information management infrastructures and their potential to transform science and innovation policy and governance.

Prof. Philippe Laredo

Prof. Philippe Laredo is Research Director at Université de Paris-Est (Ecole des Ponts, IFRIS) and professor at the University of Manchester (MBS, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research). His research interests are on new emerging sciences and breakthrough innovation and on research and innovation policies. Recent work on the latter focuses on the development of new evaluation approaches for assessing societal impacts of public research, and on the development of ‘positioning indicators’. On the latter, he presently coordinates a distributed European research infrastructure supported by the EC, RISIS (2014-2017).

Prof. Reinhilde Veugelers

Prof. Reinhilde Veugelers is professor of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. She was a visiting scholar at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, at Sloan School of Management (MIT), Stern Business School (NYU), ECARES/Université Libre de Bruxelles, Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Universitat Pompeu Fabra & Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and Universiteit Maastricht. With her research concentrated in the fields of industrial organisation, international economics and strategy and innovation, she has authored numerous publications on multinationals, R&D cooperation and alliances, industry-science links and market integration in leading international journals. She obtained research grants from the Belgian Science Policy Office, the European Commission (DG Research and DG ECFIN) and the Flemish Government (VRWB-IWT). From 2004-2008, she was on academic leave, as advisor at the European Commission (BEPA). She is currently a Senior Fellow at Bruegel, a CEPR Research Fellow and a member of Commissioner Potocnik’s Knowledge for Growth expert group. She is also co-promotor for the Flemish Government "Steunpunt" on R&D Statistics.

Prof. Alan Kirman

Prof. Alan Kirman is professor emeritus of economics at Aix Marseille Université and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His PhD is from Princeton and he has been professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Warwick University and the European University Institute in Florence. He was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the European Economic Association and was awarded the Humboldt Prize in Germany. He is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Prof. Kirman’s recent research has focused on the relationship between individual and collective economic behaviour and the role of direct interactions between economic agents in determining aggregate outcomes. He has also worked on general equilibrium theory, international trade, game theory, information, social choice, networks and economic justice. He has had 150 articles published in international scientific journals, and authored and edited a number of books,  including Complex Economics: Individual and Collective Rationality (2010),

Mario Cervantes

Mario Cervantes is Senior Economist in the OECD’s Science and Technology Policy Division where he supports the strategic policy agenda and global relations of the OECD’s Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP). In particular he is leading a project on policies for boosting international co-operation in STI to address the grand challenges, including the SDGs. Over the past decade, he managed two OECD working parties including the Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) and the ad hoc Working Group on the Steering and Funding of Public Research Institutions (SFRI) where he led policy oriented research projects on technology incubators, university patenting and licensing, S&T labour markets, international mobility of the highly skilled, the commercialisation of public research, demand-side innovation policies, open innovation in global networks, green technology and innovation  open science,  systems innovation and more recently the knowledge triangle, a policy framework to integrate the research, education and innovation functions of higher education institutions. He has also been a regular contributor to the OECD’s flagship report, the STI Outlook.  Prior to joining the OECD,  Mr. Cervantes was a researcher for the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (C.I.T.I), a research centre focused on strategy, management, and policy issues in telecommunications, computing, and electronic mass media at the Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York. 

Caroline Paunov

Caroline Paunov is Senior Economist and Head of Secretariat for the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) at the Directorate for Science, Technology, and Innovation of the OECD. In her current position she oversees the Working Party’s work on digital and open innovation and on assessing the impacts of public research on innovation. She previously conducted work on innovation for inclusive growth and on national intellectual property rights systems in emerging economies. Specialised in applied econometrics, her research work has been published in leading academic journals, including the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Canadian Journal of Economics, Research Policy and World Development. Previously, Caroline worked for the World Bank, the United Nations and cooperated on various projects for the public sectors in Brazil, Spain and Germany. She holds a B.A. and M.A. (Hons) from the University of Oxford, a M.Sc. from the University Pompeu Fabra and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of London.

András Hlács currently works as counsellor at the Permanent Delegation of Hungary to the OECD and UNESCO, where his fields of responsibility include all policy and research related initiatives and programs related to education, STI and digitalization. Furthermore, he holds a position at the Bureau of the Working Party of Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP) for four years now.

Previously, András has worked as an advisor at the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary. His duties have mainly focused on science, technology and innovation related program and strategic planning, including priority areas Smart Specialization (S3) and Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI). In parallel, he has also worked as a part-time lecturer in PPI at the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd Science University.

Kai Husso

Kai Husso completed his M.Sc. degree in 1990 and Licentiate degree in 1997 at the University of Helsinki. He worked in various positions at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the University of Helsinki, Statistics Finland and the Academy of Finland until 2001. In 2004-2016, after a two-year period with the European Commission (DG Research), he was appointed as Chief Planning Officer of the Research and Innovation Policy Council of Finland. The Council was chaired by Prime Minister and included up to 10 ministers and 10 other members representing expertise in R&D and innovation. The task of the Council was to advice the Government and its ministries in major policy questions within its mandate. In April 2016, he took the position as Chief Planning Officer of the Enterprise and Innovation Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Mr. Husso has published over 70 papers on various themes, including articles on science, technology, innovation and enterprise policies, statistics, evaluation, and knowledge based regional development. He's intensively participated in the OECD work (mainly TIP, CSTP and Nesti) and acted as an expert in EU related policy initiatives and evaluations for the past two decades.

Byeongwon Park

Byeongwon Park works as a research fellow in STEPI (Science and Technology Policy Institute, a government funded research institute in the area of STI).

He is responsible for running foresight program in Center for Strategic Foresight as a group leader. He has very active role providing consultation for the Korean Assembly, various Ministries and local governments on the matter of strategic foresight.  In addition, he teaches at the graduate school of future study program, KAIST as an adjunct professor. He has earned Ph.D. in Material Science at Alfred University, US in 1998. He worked at the KISTEP (Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning since 2003 as a group leader of Technology Foresight Center. In 2008, he left KISTEP and take up position as a technical staff at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, the corporate central laboratory of Samsung Electronics, involving corporate foresight project for identification of future business and technology opportunities. 

Aldo Aldama

Aldo Aldama is currently delegate of Mexico to the Science, Technology and Innovation Committees of the OECD. Previously he was Director for Economic and Social Affairs for the UN; Director for the Middle East and Central Asia; and Director for International Economic Promotion at the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Relations. 

He was Deputy Director for International Trade Studies at the Centre of Economic Studies for the Private Sector (CEESP) in Mexico where he conducted negotiation strategies for Mexican economic sectors for NAFTA. 

He’s done research published work for the European Commission and CEESP. Since 1992 he has been a career member of the Mexican Foreign Service having been responsible for economic, commercial and cultural affairs in Saudi Arabia; deputy head of mission in South Africa; and head of the Mexican Office to Taiwan. 

He has teaching experience at postgraduate level both at ITAM and the Monterrey Technological Institute where he has taught National Innovation Systems, Competitiveness, Economic Growth and International Political Economy.

Mr. Aldama holds a BA in economics from the ITAM, a MA in International Relations and Global Development from the Institute of Social Studies and a MA in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is fully fluent in Spanish, French and English.

Sander Kes

Sander Kes is senior policy advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, where he started working in 1997. He has worked in a number of different departments within the Ministry, covering macro-economic policy, European Affairs, to research and innovation policy, his current field of expertise. He studied Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the University of Amsterdam, specialising in international and public sector economics.

Dr. Ian Hughes

Dr. Ian Hughes  is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Strategic Policy Division of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland. Ian has been Ireland’s national representative on the Technology and Innovation Working Party of the OECD since 2007. During his time as Policy Advisor, Ian has worked on a number of national strategies, including the implementation of the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2006-2013, the development of Ireland’s National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030, Ireland’s current Innovation strategy ‘Innovation 2020’, and Ireland’s national Research Prioritisation Exercise. Ian has a PhD in Atomic Physics and worked in university research and academic management before starting a career in innovation policy.

Dr Agnes Spilioti

Dr Agnes Spilioti is the Head of the Policy Planning Directorate of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) - Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. She studied Biology at the University of Athens and she obtained a PhD and a DEA in Biological Oceanography in France (University Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI).  

Since 1984 she has been working at the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece, heading several GSRT units and directorates. In 2012 -2013 she was the Director of the Cabinet Office of the Secretary General for R&T. She has a long experience in RTDI policy planning and management, in the following core areas of expertise:

•European Structural Funds/ ERDF

•State Aids for Research and Innovation

•Research and Innovation Strategies  for Smart Specialization 

•Entrepreneurial discovery – Innovation platforms

•Cluster Policies

•International and European S&T Cooperation 

She is member of the Monitoring Committees of several Sectoral and Regional Operational Programmes (ESIF, Programming Period 2014-20). She has been appointed as national representative in numerous Committees and working groups at the European and international level (EU Council and Programme Committees, such as GPC and CREST, ERA-Net Steering Groups, OMC Working Groups, OECD - SCTP and TIP Committees and others). She also headed a national Task Force for RTDI issues during the Greek Presidency of the European Council in the 1st semester 2003. 

She has been project evaluator for the European Commission, as well as peer reviewer of the national research systems of Moldova and Kyrgyzstan. She is the author of several articles in the field of RTDI policy and she participated in many national and international conferences, workshops and events. She has been honoured as « Chevalier de l’ Ordre du Mérite » on behalf of the French Republic.


Martin Borowiecki

Martin Borowiecki has joined the OECD in 2016. He is a Junior Economist at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), where he has contributed to work on the impacts of public research on innovation. Besides his work on innovation policy, he supported the accession process of Costa Rica and Lithuania to the OECD, in particular in questions related to science and technology policy. Prior to joining the OECD, he worked in the Austrian Institute of Technology and was a visiting researcher in the Economics Department of Brandeis University in Boston, United States, and the Macau University of Science and Technology, China. Mr. Borowiecki holds MA degree in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.

Diogo Machado

Diogo Machado joined the OECD as a Young Professional in September 2017. He is working at DSTI’s Science and Technology Policy Division in Economics of Science and conducting research on the relation between digitalisation and open innovation. Previously he worked as Research Associate at INSEAD’s department of Economics, was a visiting researcher at the School of Public Policy & Governance from the University of Toronto, and before that worked at BRUEGEL with Reinhilde Veugelers. He has been focusing on R&I policy tools, entrepreneurial ecosystems and open innovation. Diogo is a Portuguese citizen and owns a Master’s in Economics from Nova SBE (New University of Lisbon) and a Master’s in Management from LSM (Université Catholique de Louvain).

Blandine Serve

Blandine Serve is a statistician at the Directorate for Science and Technology Policy Division of the  OECD Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) directorate. She is currently working on quantitative databases of STP. Blandine Serve joined the OECD in 2008 and worked in the statistics directorate on international trade statistics and business demography.

Andrés Barreneche

Andrés Barreneche is a Policy Analyst at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) of the OECD.  He co-authored the OECD report “Making Innovation Benefit All: Policies for Inclusive Growth” published in March 2017. His contribution aimed to assess how innovation affects inclusive growth in a context of increasing digitalisation. Besides continuing his research on this topic, he recently started working on the OECD STI Outlook biennial publication, which surveys and analyses STI policy initiatives from more than 50 countries around the world. Andrés’s research focuses on the role of intellectual capital in firms leading to innovation and on how policies can act upon these mechanisms. He holds a B.Sc. from the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) in Industrial Engineering, an M.A. from Ritsumeikan University (Japan) in Economics and a PhD from the University of Paris-Sud (France) in Management Science.

Sandra Planes-Satorra

Sandra Planes-Satorra is a Junior Policy Analyst at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation of the OECD. She is currently working on the ‘Digital and Open Innovation’ project, in particular assessing how digital transformation is impacting innovation models across sectors, and how innovation policy should adapt to address the emerging challenges of the digital economy. She has also conducted research in the fields of science-industry linkages and innovation for inclusive growth – topics on which she has recently co-authored two policy papers. Prior to joining the OECD, she worked for the European Commission and for a policy consulting firm. She holds a BSc in Economics and a BSc in Political Science and Public Management from Pompeu Fabra University, and a MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Teru Koide

Teru Koide is an Economist at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) of the OECD. He is working at STI’s Science and Technology Policy Division and conducting policy-oriented analysis on the topic of digital and open innovation. Previously he worked at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan. He focused on the policy planning related to digital data and intellectual property management in the R&D projects for which the government provides funds. Before that, he worked as a patent examiner at Japan Patent Office.

Göran Marklund

Göran Marklund is Deputy Director General and Head of Operational Development at VINNOVA, the Swedish Government Agency for Innovation Systems. He was previously Science and Technology Attaché at the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC, guest researcher at the Center for International Technology Policy at George Washington University and Associate Professor in Economic History at Uppsala University. Mr. Marklund often gives advice to the Government on research, innovation and growth policy issues. As a researcher, he has primarily specialized in globalization, innovation and national competitiveness, with a particular focus on innovation, R&D and indicators on innovation and growth. In this function he has closely followed OECD's and Eurostat's indicator work and often assisted at the meetings of OECD's groups of national experts on science and technology. Mr. Marklund is chairman of the Advisory Board for R&D and Innovation Statistics at Statistics Sweden.

Theo Roelandt

Theo Roelandt is the Chief Analyst at the Directorate General for Business and Innovation at the Ministry of Economic Affairs (the Netherlands). He previously held various positions at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, TNO, the OECD and various departments of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (general economic policy, industrial policy, innovation policy, international cooperation and strategy and policy analysis). In his work he links science and economic analysis with policy development. He graduated as an economist at Erasmus University Rotterdam (cum laude) where he also obtained his doctorate degree (cum laude).

Jana Weidemann

Jana Weidemann holds a master degree in Norwegian language and literature, and is Deputy director general in the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, Department of Research. She has previously worked in the Department of Higher Education in the Ministry, and has also worked for many years as Head of Section at the University of Oslo, Department of Research Administration. She was a delegate to the RIHR working party in OECD, and Chair of RIHR in the years 2011-2013. Currently she is the Norwegian delegate to the High Level Group of Joint Programming (GPC), under the European Research Area Committee. 

Jerry Sheehan

Jerry Sheehan, as Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), shares responsibility with the Director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction and coordination of all Library activities. Sheehan joined the NLM as Assistant Director for Policy Development in September 2006. In this position, he was responsible for monitoring, evaluating and advising NLM officials on a broad range of science, technology, information and health policy issues that affect the Library. He also managed the trans-NIH BioMedical Informatics Coordinating Committee and served as a key link to a variety of communities in the public and private sectors that develop and implement such policies. From September 2015 to January 2017, Mr. Sheehan served as Assistant Director for Scientific Data and Information at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and helped advance open science policies across the Federal Government. 

Prior to joining the NLM, Mr. Sheehan worked at the OECD, where he served as Principal Administrator and Senior Economist in the Science & Technology Policy Division from 2000 to 2006. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Sheehan held positions as a Senior Program Officer with the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council and as an Analyst in the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Mr. Sheehan He serves as Chairman of the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy, Co-chair of the Interagency Working Group on Open Science, and Vice President of the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information.  He holds BS (Electrical Engineering) and MS (Technology and Policy) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Erkki Ormala

Erkki Ormala is a professor of practice in Innovation Management at the Aalto Business School Department of Management and International Economy, at Aalto University. He graduated in 1974 and received his PhD in 1986 from the Helsinki University of Technology. He was a Senior Research Engineer at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) between 1974-1987. He was a visiting scholar at the Stanford University (1976) and further at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (NASA)(1982). Between 1987-1999, he was the Secretary of the Science and Technology Policy Council of Finland. The Council is chaired by the Prime Minister with the task to give advice to the Government and administration in issues related to science, technology and innovation policies. In 1999 he joined the Nokia Group, where he was in charge of developing favourable business environment for Nokia globally. He was Nokia’s representative in a number of industrial organizations such as ICC, GBDe, ERT, UN ICT Task Force, WSIS and DigitalEurope. Between 1996 and 1999 he was the Chairman of the Technology and Innovation Policy Working Group of the OECD. Since 1994, he has been a member of the evaluation and monitoring panels of a number of the EU RT&D programmes. In 2004 he chaired the Five-Year-Assessment of the EU Research Programmes covering 1999-2003. Between 2008 and 2012 he was the President and Chairman of the Executive Board of DigitalEurope. He is a member of the Board of University of Oulu. 

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