Manfred Paier is a Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology’s, AIT, Center for Innovation Systems and Policy, as well as the Deputy Head of the Research Field Innovation Dynamics and Modelling. Trained as a physicist and energy economist, he has 25 years of experience in innovation system research, and policy advice at regional, national, and European levels. Within the concept of knowledge ecosystems, he is interested in the dynamics of networks for knowledge creation as well as for regional innovation and development. Manfred is also concerned and active in responsible research and innovation, especially in the promotion of open science to advance the energy transition toward sustainability.