Hugo Hollanders is an economist and Senior Researcher at UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University) where is the coordinator of the Innovation Systems Indicators and Policy research group. He has over 15 years of experience in innovation studies and innovation statistics and has been involved in various projects for the European Commission on measuring innovation at the national, regional and industry level. He is the main author of the Innovation Union Scoreboard and Regional Innovation Scoreboard. He has been a member of several expert groups for the European Commission on measuring innovation (including the 2010 EC High-Level Panel on the Measurement of Innovation), NESTA's expert group on the UK innovation index, has been the Rapporteur of the 2013 EC Expert Group on Public Sector Innovation, and he is a member of the Advisory Steering Committee for the South-African Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII). He has done consultancy work for the EC, OECD, UNESCO and UNIDO.