Philippe Galiay is the Head of Sector 'Mainstreaming Responsible Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020 and the European Research Area' in the Unit RTD-B7 "Science with and for Society" of DG Research and Innovation (European Commission). Horizon 2020 is the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020).
Trained as an engineer, Dr Philippe Galiay got a PhD in physics from the University of Strasbourg (France) in the field of holography. After an experience in research, teaching and international technology transfer with Asia, he worked during 5 years for a French Regional Council (Pays de Loire, France), promoting European and interregional cooperation in research.
He joined the Commission (DG Research) in 1994, coordinating Research and Structural Policies. He participated to the creation of the Science and Society Directorate and to the preparation and launching of the White Paper on Governance and the Science and Society Action Plan in 2001. He is the author of several policy and academic papers (e.g. on nanotechnologies, on socio-epistemic networks).