Sharif Policy Research Institute
Ali Maleki is the vice-president and a faculty member of the Sharif Policy Research Institute (SPRI), affiliated with Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran. He has taught several courses in the fields of science and technology policy, public policy and research method at Iranian top universities, including Sharif University of Technology. His research interests include Regional Smart Specialization, Public Policy, Science and Technology Policy, Economics of Innovation, and Research Policy.
Japan Science and Technology Agency
Asako Okamura is Project Researcher and staff member of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. Former Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) analyst and fellow at Centre for Research and Development Strategy of Japan Science and Technology Agency. Her research is focused on science, technology and innovation policy.
Center for Higher University Studies
Carmelo Polino is Coordinator of the Area of Perception and Communication of Science. Researcher at the Observatory of Science, Technology and Society of the Center for Higher University Studies of the OEI, and of the Network of Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT). University of Oviedo. Master in Communication and Culture of Science and Technology from the University of Salamanca. Master in Science, Technology and Society from the National University of Quilmes. Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oviedo. Official Master of Science Studies from the His areas of study are the sociology of science communication, social perception of science, scientific culture and citizen participation. On these topics, he coordinates research projects at the regional level and has made various publications in books and science journals.