Tigran Arzumanyan is Head of the International S&T Programmes Department of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. He is also EU Horizon 2020 NCP Coordinator. His research interests include S&T and Innovation Policy in Transition countries. He has experience of participation in numerous international projects (INTAS, World Bank, Eurasia Foundation, USAID, FP6, FP7, EU JOP, Horizon 2020). He is a Fellow of NATO Science Policy Fellowship Programme, in 2001 at the Science Department of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, and in 2004 at the Innovation Research Centre, IKU, Budapest Corvinus University, Hungary. He is the author and co-author of more than 10 publications on science, technology and innovation policy issues.