Kadri Ukrainski received her Ph.D. in Economics and works as a Professor of Research and Innovation Policy at the University of Tartu, Estonia. She is passionate about enhancing innovations in both, the public and private sectors and developing the knowledge-based economy more broadly. She teaches courses in Public Economics, Public Management, and Innovation and Technology Policy for economics and business students. Her research interests lie in science and innovation policies more broadly, and she has worked with many applied research projects for Estonian ministries of Education and Research, and Economic Affairs and Communications, as also OECD and the European Commission. She likes to put her knowledge into practice by starting a team for launching the Delta Management School at the University of Tartu and transforming the school into a truly innovative ecosystem driver in different management positions since 2015. She has published in Scientometrics, Post-Communist Economies, Science and Public Policy, Industry, and Higher Education, Forest Policy and Economics, and others. Since 2014, she has been in Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe Program Committee national expert and since 2022 she is the President of the Estonian Economic Association.