Science Policy in the EU

Facilitating excellent opportunities in the European R&I arena

The Fraunhofer EU Office in Brussels connects Fraunhofer management and researchers to the European research and innovation landscape. Our mission is to support the Fraunhofer Executive Board and the institutes on EU research topics, to proactively bring those topics to their awareness and to provide orientation through our EU expertise. Furthermore, we represent Fraunhofer positions in the context of European research and innovation policy and initiate strategic research collaborations through our excellent, European and Fraunhofer network.

We thus provide a unique platform for communication and collaboration with European institutions and other partner organizations in Brussels to showcase the significance of applied research and innovation.

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Verena Fennemann

Director Fraunhofer EU Office Brussels

Phone +32 2 50642-45

Cathérine Steelant

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Cathérine Steelant

Deputy Head of Office and Senior Policy Advisor | European Research Policy

Phone +32 2 50642-46

Christopher Frieling

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Christopher Frieling

Senior Policy Advisor | Research and Industry Policy

Phone +32 2 50642-41

Katrin  Mögele

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Katrin Mögele

Senior Policy Advisor | Environment and Energy

Phone +32 2 50642-48

Axel Pols

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Dr. Axel Pols

Senior Policy Advisor | ICT and Digitalisation

Phone +32 2 50642-47

Mobile +49 160 948 090 54

Johanna Leissner

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Dr. Johanna Leissner

Scientific Representative of Fraunhofer Institutes IAP, IBP, ICT, IGB, IMW and ISC | Cultural Heritage and Sustainability Network

Phone +32 2 50642-43

Caroline Steiert

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Caroline Steiert

Senior Legal Advisor European Affairs

Phone +32 2 50642-42

Jo Hannah  Zacharias

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Jo Hannah Zacharias

Project Manager Political Communication

Phone +32 2 50642-44

Tanja Mettchen

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Tanja Mettchen

Office and Event Manager

Phone +32 2 506 42-40