Rebecca Allinson is a Director at the science and innovation research consultancy, Technopolis Group. Technopolis has offices in eight European countries and Colombia. Rebecca is the Principal lead for Higher Education across Technopolis and researches and evaluates issues relation to the interplay between education, research and innovation. Rebecca has been working for the European Commission, DG Education and Culture on the design and development of HEInnovate, a self-assessment tool for Higher Education Institutions wishing to explore their entrepreneurial potential. Rebecca has managed and participated in a number of studies at the European and International level covering topics such as entrepreneurship, innovation, small business and enterprise policy.