Fraunhofer EU Office Brussels

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Facilitating excellent opportunities in the European R&I arena

The Fraunhofer EU Office in Brussels connects Fraunhofer researchers and management to the broader European research and innovation landscape. Our mission is to strategically position Fraunhofer in the European innovation ecosystem, to facilitate strong relationships with excellent European partners and to assist Fraunhofer researchers with all EU funding related topics. We thus provide a unique platform for communication and collaboration with European institutions and other partner organizations in Brussels to promote and showcase the significance of applied research and innovation.

 

Our strategic positioning activities include:

  • Advocacy of Fraunhofer interests at EU level
  • Participation in expert groups
  • Liaison activities with European partners (e.g. EARTO)
  • Preparation of meetings of Fraunhofer Executive Board members with EU commissioners and members of the European Parliament
  • Monitoring and analysis of European research politics

Services for the Fraunhofer institutes include:

  • »Door opener« to the European commission and the European Parliament, contact point, meeting preparation
  • Information about European research funding programs and specific advice for individual institutes
  • Publication of a monthly newsletter on European research funding and European research politics
  • Coordination of events and project meetings on the premises of Fraunhofer Brussels

Fraunhofer EU Office Brussels

94, Rue Royale 
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Phone +32 2 50642-40
(Philanthropy House, 4th floor)

Contact Persons

Cathérine Steelant

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Cathérine Steelant

Deputy Director 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

Julia Schmalenberg

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Julia Schmalenberg

Senior Policy Advisor | Technology Transfer and Digitizing Industry

Phone +32 2 50642-47

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

Verena Fennemann

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Verena Fennemann

Senior Policy Advisor | Environment, Energy, Transportation

Phone +32 2 50642-45

Tanja Mettchen

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Tanja Mettchen

Office and Event Manager

Phone +32 2 506 42-40