Lars Hulgård is a sociologist and holds a PhD in Public Administration. He is Professor at the University of Roskilde (RUC), Denmark, where he founded the Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2006 and leads the research group in Social Innovation and Organizational Learning, as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Management. He researches, teaches and publishes on the themes of social innovation, social work, social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, and co-production in social service. He was Visiting Professor at the Universities of Harvard (2004), California (1998) and Mannheim (1992) and president of the Sociological Association of Denmark. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the EMES Network, of which he was President between 2010 and 2015 and a founding member.