On 24 October 2022, Caroline Bedran, AENEAS Director General, had the pleasure of welcoming in AENEAS Office in Paris Jeroen Heijs, the new Deputy Director Innovation and Knowledge at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and Ben Ruck, Programme Coordinator.
Members of the AENEAS Management Committee, Fabrice Graignic, Europe & France Public Affairs at STMicroelectronics, Hervé Mokrani, Head of R&T Public Funding and Associations at Airbus Defence and Space and Franck Murray, Managing Director at Murata Integrated Passive Solutions, participated in the meeting together with Jan van den Biesen, Strategic Advisor to AENEAS. The meeting covered all topics addressed by AENEAS, from Eureka Clusters Penta and Xecs to the KDT partnership and the new Chips Act in preparation.
“We are glad to welcome MM. Jeroen Heijs and Ben Ruck and share AENEAS vision as well as testimonies of our Management Committee members, in an open and constructive dialogue with strategic partners representing The Netherlands on the side of the Public Authorities supporting those major RD&I programmes” – stated Caroline Bedran.
About the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy stands for a sustainable, enterprising Netherlands by creating the right preconditions and stimulating collaboration between researchers and entrepreneurs. In this way, they further expand the top positions in energy, industry and services and invest in a strong and sustainable Netherlands. The Ministry of Economic Affairs is one of the founders of the Smart Industry programme, aiming to strengthen the manufacturing industry position and increase industrial productivity.
Jeroen Heijs was appointed Deputy Director Innovation and Knowledge in the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Innovation at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy in February 2022.
AENEAS is a not-for-profit Industry Association, providing unparalleled networking opportunities, policy influence & supported access to funding to all types of RD&I participants in the field of micro and nanoelectronics enabled components and systems. AENEAS is open to all players in the ECS value chain, such as Large Enterprises, Small and Medium Enterprises, research institutes and universities. AENEAS is currently gathering close to 480 members.
As a private member of the KDT JU, AENEAS advocates for European and National support for Research, Development, and Innovation. AENEAS is also operating the EUREKA funded programmes Xecs, PENTA and Euripides².