Matthijs Soede – After his PhD at the Delft University, he started at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1997 as project advisor giving companies, research institutes and universities information and advice about the European Framework Programmes for research and technology development. In this period he headed the Sustainable Growth Unit. In 2008 he joined the European Commission as policy officer in the Industrial Technologies Directorate of DG Research and Innovation. He is now Senior Policy Officer covering marine renewable energies in the New and Renewable Energy Sources Unit.
Alongside his regular duties, Matthijs is Clean Hydrogen Mission Director within the Mission Innovation initiative and Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of the IEA-Ocean Energy Systems TCP