Elena Simakova is Lecturer in Innovation at the University of Exeter Business School. Her current research mainly concerns post-positivist perspectives on governance of science and technology, especially in the postcolonial and post-Cold War context of the contemporary techno-science. She has researched university, industry, and policy settings in the UK, USA, and France, and is author of Marketing Technologies: Corporate Cultures and Technological Change (Routledge, 2013). From 2012 until 2017 engaged as Scientific Director of the Policy Analysis and Studies of Technologies (PAST) Centre at the National Research Tomsk State University, Russian Federation, supported by the George Soros Open Society Foundations (OSF) under the Higher Education Support Programme (HESP). She has recently co-edited (with Christopher Coenen) a special issue of Science, Technology & Innovation Studies on governance of visionary techno-sciences <http://www.sti-studies.de/ojs/index.php/sti>.