Žiga Turk is a Secretary General of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe and Professor and Chair in Construction Informatics at the University of Ljubljana. His academic interests include construction informatics, grid computing, design communication, philosophy of conceptual modeling and CAD. He held graduate and undergraduate courses in Ljubljana, Istanbul, Zagreb and Stockholm. In 2007 and 2008 dr. Turk was a Minister for Growth in the government of Slovenia and national coordinator for the Lisbon Strategy. His political interest include development, growth, creativity, entrepreneurship, open access to knowledge, open innovation, renewable energy, r&d policy etc.