Meet Jakob, a Counsellor for Innovation, Research and Higher Education at the Royal Danish Embassy in New Delhi. This is one of the 7 such positions which exist in the world for the Danish Government. He helps in building collaboration for Innovation, Science and Higher Education between India and Denmark. I have known Jakob since 2016, when I attended his PhD defence in Copenhagen. His topic of research was “Heroes of the knowledge economy? — Futurity and Anxiety in the Lives of Indian Engineering Students”.