Rune Dahl Fitjar is since 2013 Professor of Innovation Studies at the UiS Business School, University of Stavanger. He has worked at Norce as a researcher full-time from 2007 until 2013, and part-time since 2013. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Innovation Research at the University of Stavanger and Norce. He is the project leader of an EU Horizon 2020 project on the Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development (RUNIN). Fitjar has a PhD in Government from London School of Economics from 2007. From 2011 to 2012, he was a visiting scholar at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has won the University of Stavanger’s prizes for research excellence (in 2014) and for communication of research (in 2012).