Stefan Kuhlmann is a full professor, researcher, and intellectual in the field of science, technology and innovation politics and governance studies, currently at the University of Twente, Netherlands. There he chairs the department Science, Technology and Policy Studies (STePS).

He is academic director of WTMC, the interdisciplinary Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture.

He was Editor of Research Policy (RP) from 2005 until 2020. RP is a leading journal in the field of innovation studies.