Dr Anand Kulkarni is Senior Manager, Planning and Research at RMIT University – a role encompassing university-wide planning, strategy and policy making. He is also a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development. Previously Anand held senior Executive and Management positions in Federal and State Governments, including Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet. Anand led the development of a number of key strategies and projects while in Government in areas of industry development, innovation and climate change. Anand has a particular interest in innovation, higher education , knowledge economy (both in Australia and abroad) and climate change. Anand has published book chapters and papers in these and related areas, and presented at a number of conferences. Anand holds Honours, Masters and a Ph.D in Economics.