Reinhilde Veugelers is full professor at the KU Leuven, Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation. She is also a Senior Fellow at the European think tank for economic policy Bruegel, Senior Fellow at the US think tank for international economics Peterson Institute, and Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research, member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts and of the Academia Europeana. She was a member of the ERC Scientific Council. She is currently a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science magazine.
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, collaboration between industry and research, and evaluation of research and innovation policy.