Reinhilde Veugelers is a Professor at the KU Leuven, Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation. She is also Senior Fellow with the European economic think-tank Bruegel and a Research Fellow with the Centre for Economic Policy Research, member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and Arts and of the Academia Europeana. She is a member of the ERC Scientific Council and member of the RISE Expert Group of European Commissioner for Research and Innovation Carlos Moedas.
Her research takes place in the domain of the economics of innovation and science. Recent lines of research have been young innovative enterprises, research and innovation of climate change, cooperation between industry and science, and evaluation of science and innovation policy.