Scientific entrepreneurs are individuals who act as links between the fields of science, politics and economics, thereby generating technoscientific systems and often defining scientific policies and research lines.

This international workshop was organized by the Science History Group of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), the CSIC’s Unit of Comparative Politics and the renowned Max Planck Institute of Berlin, with the Esteve Foundation’s collaboration.

Who is making science? Scientists as makers of science policy was held on 15 – 17 November 2007 at the UPF, with the following participants:

– Helmut Trischler (Deutsches Museum, Munich) – Michael J. Neufeld (Smithsonian Institution, Washington) – Allan A. Needell (Smithsonian Institution, Washington) – Michael Eckert (Deutsches Museum, Munich) – Cathryn Carson (University of California, Berkeley) – Antoni Malet (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) – Albert Presas i Puig (Max Planck Institut, Berlin / UPF) – Dieter Hoffmann (Max Planck Institut, Berlin) – Leoncio López-Ocón (CSIC, Madrid) – Leonardo Gariboldi (Università Milano) – Bernd-A. Rusinek (Universität Düsseldorf) – Karl Hall (Central European University, Budapest) – Gerd Graßhoff (Universität Bern) – Daniele Cozzoli (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) – Mauro Capocci (Università di Roma La Sapienza) – Jordi Camí (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, PRBB, Barcelona)