Ms. Giulia Ajmone Marsan is an Innovation Economist in the OECD Center for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, where she is currently co-coordinating the OECD/EC project: HEInnovate. Her analysis focuses on innovation systems and science and higher education policy. She has worked on several OECD projects on innovation policy at both national and regional/local level, covering countries including Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Norway, Korea, Chile and Costa Rica. She is the main author of the recent OECD report on Open Science. She has also contributed to OECD reports on rural and urban economic development. Ms. Ajmone Marsan holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Applied Mathematics from the Polytechnic School of Turin, Italy and a PhD in Economics and Complex Systems from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris, France and the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy.