About the Author
Prof. Leonid Gokhberg is First Vice-Rector of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) - one of the most prominent research universities in Russia. He is also Director of HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK). He authored over 400 publications in Russian and international peer-reviewed journals as well as monographs and university textbooks on S&T and innovation. Prof. Gokhberg has coordinated dozens of national and international projects, inter alia on S&T and innovation indicators, analyses, foresight and policies, funded by public agencies, businesses and international organizations. Prof. Gokhberg has served as a consultant of OECD, Eurostat, UNESCO, and other international and national agencies. He is also a member of the OECD Government Foresight Network, OECD and Eurostat working groups and task forces on indicators for S&T and innovation, information society and education, advisory boards of prestigious international and national initiatives. Prof. Gokhberg is editor-in-chief of the Scopus-indexed scientific journal "Foresight and STI Governance" and participates in editorial boards of several other influential journals. He holds PhD and Dr. of Sc. degrees in Economics. Dirk Meissner is Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at HSE and Academic Head of the international Master program "Governance Science, Technology and Innovation". Dr. Meissner has 15 years experience in research and teaching technology and innovation management and policy. He has strong background in science, technology and innovation for policy making and industrial management with special focus on Foresight and roadmapping, science, technology and innovation policies, funding of research and priority setting. Prior to joining the HSE Dirk was responsible for technology and innovation policy at the presidential office of the Swiss Science and Technology Council. Dirk also has long experience in top level consulting to key decision makers in industry as a management consultant for technology and innovation management with Arthur D. Little. He is and was member of international working groups on technology and innovation policy. Dirk represented Switzerland and currently the Russian Federation at the OECD Working Party on Technology and Innovation Policy.Ozcan Saritas is Research Professor at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow; a Senior Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), Manchester Business School; and the editor of Foresight: the journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy. Ozcan's research focuses on innovation research with particular emphasis on socioeconomic and technological Foresight. With a PhD from the "Foresight and Prospective Studies Programme" of the University of Manchester, Ozcan has introduced novel concepts like "Systemic Foresight Methodology (SFM)", which has been applied successfully to address long-term issues and Grand Challenges involved in Sustainable Development, Renewable Energies, ICTs, Nanotechnologies, Higher Education and Developmental Studies.