Dan Breznitz, is a Professor and Munk Chair of Innovation Studies, and the Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of the University of Toronto. Professor Breznitz is known worldwide as an expert on rapid-innovation- based industries and their globalization, as well as for his pioneering research on the distributional impact of innovation policies. He has been an advisor on science, technology, and innovation policies to multinational corporations, governments, and international organizations, in addition on serving on several boards.

Among his scholarly awards are the Don K. Price Best Book on Science and Technology, and the Susan Strange Best Book in International Studies. His policy work was recognized by multiple awards, and in 2008 he was selected as a Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Fellow. In an earlier life Breznitz founded and served as a CEO of a small software company.