Benoît Godin is professor at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montreal, Canada. He got his DPhil from Sussex University, England, in 1992. He then worked for several years on the history of statistics on science, technology and innovation, documenting the roots of these statistics back to the nineteenth century and the context of eugenics. Thereafter, he devoted his time to intellectual history. In the course of this project, he studies the concept of innovation, broadly defined, from Antiquity to the present. Actually, he works on a project on the use of the concept of innovation during the Reformation period. Benoît Godin’s work has been published in major international journals. He also published several books.