Dr. Liliana Herrera is an Associate Professor at the University of León in Spain, she has extensively worked in the R&D policy effects evaluation as well as in the area of scientific knowledge transfer. Her research is geared towards estimating the effects of public instruments supporting industrial innovation. She has published several papers indexed in the Journal Citation Reports that reveal the importance of public support to stimulate the innovative activity of firms. She has evaluated several public support instruments that range from R&D subsidies to mobility of human resources in science and technology. Her most recent research focuses on scientific knowledge transfer from the R&D public system to the industry through assessing the mobility of researchers. She analyses how firms take advantage of the knowledge and skills embodied by theses human resources, as well as their roles played in the innovation process of firms. She has participated actively in more than 20 competitive research projects.