Dr Patries Boekholt is Managing Director of the Technopolis Group. She is based in the Technopolis office in Amsterdam, where she founded Technopolis BV in 1996. She has worked on science, technology and innovation policy for over 20 years. This work takes place at the junction between government policy, business and public science. Activities include international benchmark and policy studies, strategic advice and evaluations of research programmes and institutions. She has worked in many European countries and for several international organisations such as the European Commission, OECD and UNIDO.