Keynote Speakers

Michael Keenan

Michael Keenan (BSc MA PhD) is a Senior Policy Analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. He has worked in the science and innovation policy field for around two decades, focusing on strategic policy intelligence (foresight, evaluation) practices and national innovation system analysis. 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.

Stefan Kuhlmann

Stefan Kuhlmann is full professor of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Twente and chairing the Department Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STəPS) since 2006. Earlier he held leading positions at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany, and was Professor of Innovation Policy Analysis at University of Utrecht.  He works on research and technological innovation as social and political processes, focusing on governance and politics, and he publishes widely in the field of research and innovation policy studies.
Kuhlmann is editor of Research Policy (Elsevier), Associate Editor of the Int. J. of Foresight and Innovation Policy (IJFIP), on the Boards of Science and Public Policy, Asian Research Policy, and Evaluation. Recent edited books include The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy. An International Research Handbook (2010, with R. Smits & P. Shapira); Navigating Towards Shared Responsibility in Research and Innovation (2016, with R. Lindner et al.); Research Handbook on Innovation Governance for Emerging Economies: Towards Better Models (2017, with G. Ordonez).