Francesco Pasimeni is an engineer specialised in science, technology and innovation policy. He is currently Associate Programme Officer at the Innovation Technology Center of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) leading the work on innovation, standards and patents for renewable energy. Before joining IRENA, he was scientific policy officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission working on monitoring research, innovation and competitiveness in the energy sector, and on developing innovation metrics. His work mainly related to socio-technical innovation diffusion and to policy for sustainable energy transition. Francesco holds a MSc and a PhD in science and technology policy studies from SPRU (University of Sussex, UK) and a BSc and a MSc in industrial engineering from University of Salento (Italy).