The aim of this series is to present some of the best and most original research emanating from the Eu-SPRI Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. The typical questions addressed by the books in the series will include, but not be limited to: What is the role of science, technology and innovation policy in the 21st century? How can policies cope with ‘grand social challenges’ in the areas of health, energy, security or the environment? Are there better ways to link governments’ science and innovation policies to other public policies? What are the innovation policy rationales and instruments for successfully fostering competitiveness and economic growth? Which public policies help to pro-actively shape responsible and legitimate technological innovation? How can public sector research be made more creative and effective? How can more intelligent interactions be achieved between investments in research and higher education policies for universities? How can the forces of globalisation and localisation be balanced?