Jaana Puukka is an international expert in higher education, innovation and knowledge-based development. She has over 15 years’ experience in strategic and management roles at the international, national and institutional levels bridging the academia, industry and government. Before establishing Innovation engage in 2013, she worked in the OECD for nearly 8 years of her career. She is currently collaborating with the EC, OECD, Council of Europe, Association of University Research Parks as well as ministries of education and individual universities worldwide. Puukka has management experience from the higher education sector in Finland. Her corporate sector experience is from the biomedical industry.