Michael Keenan


Michael Keenan is a Senior Analyst in the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. He has worked in the science and innovation policy field for more than two decades, focusing on strategic policy intelligence (foresight, evaluation) practices and national innovation system analysis. He has been at the OECD since 2007, where he leads preparation of the flagship Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook publication. Among other things, the STI Outlook explores some of the main trends and issues that are set to influence science and innovation over the next decade. He also leads the team responsible for the EC-OECD STIP Compass platform, a semantic database of more than 6,000 STI policy initiatives from more than 50 countries. He is also responsible for managing the OECD’s S&T Policy 2025 initiative, which aims to provide an overarching vision and framework for STI policymakers to rethink, redesign and implement a new generation of STI policies that better contributes to sustainability transitions. He previously participated in several OECD reviews of innovation policy, including those of Sweden, Korea, Netherlands, Mexico, Russia, and SE Asia. He is on the advisory boards of the international journals Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Foresight, Форсайт, and Asian Research Policy.