Marlise Schneider is a visiting research fellow with the Program for Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Science Technology Studies at the Department of Science, Technology and Society at the Technical University of Munich. As part of the Regional Innovation Cultures team, Marlise studies regional innovation policy, with a focus on struggling and left behind areas. Her current research explores semiconductor R&D as regional development policy in both the United States and Europe. She is interested in understanding how the socio-technical imaginaries of policymakers and community members align- or not – and how that impacts the future building of a region.