Policy officer, DG Enterprise-EU, Bruseles
Mette works in the Directorate for Innovation Policy’s Support for Innovation Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, where she has a number of years’ experience as a policy officer.
She is currently responsible for innovation in services, including strategic policy development in particular. She is the coordinator of the European Innovation Platform for Knowledge Intensive Services under the Europe INNOVA initiative and for transnational policy development activities in the field of service innovation under the PRO INNO Europe initiative.
She has also worked on broader innovation policy development and with innovation policy benchmarking as a project officer for the INNO-Policy TrendChart and the INNO-Views expert workshop series. She developed the first phase of the PRO INNO Europe initiative, which involved implementation of the Open Method of Coordination in the field of innovation, and also managed the FP6 Research and Innovation work programme.
Previously, Mette worked for the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and also spent a few years at the Danish Permanent Representation to NATO. Her background is in economics and she has interests in swimming and travel. Mette is Danish, is married and has one daughter.