Michiel Sweers, Director of Innovation & Knowledge, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, will give the Opening at IQT The Hague March 13-15.
Michiel Sweers is Deputy Director-General for Enterprise & Innovation and Director of the Innovation & Knowledge Department at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. He obtained his Masters in Economics (with distinction) from the University of Limburg at Maastricht (now Maastricht University) in 1994, successfully participated in a postgraduate year for financial and economic policy advisers at Erasmus University Rotterdam and has since followed several courses in public finance, tax policy and environmental policy at the London School of Economics and at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr Sweers started his professional career in 1996 at the Ministry of Finance as an economic policy adviser. Following this, he worked as deputy head of the Budget Policy Division and as head of the Export Credit Insurance and Investment Guarantees Division. Between 2006 and 2010 he was Deputy Director of the Labour Market and Socioeconomic Affairs Department at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. His last position saw him return to the Ministry of Finance, where he served as Deputy Director-General for Tax & Customs Policy and Legislation. In this capacity, he chaired and participated in several advisory committees on tax reform. In his current post as Director of the Innovation & Knowledge Department, Mr Sweers is responsible for Dutch innovation policy. This includes national innovation instruments and budgets, promoting public-private partnerships through the ‘Top Sector Approach’, multilateral and bilateral innovation cooperation, space policy, and intellectual property policy. As Deputy Director-General for Enterprise & Innovation, he is also active in the broader area of enterprise policy.
IQT The Hague 2023 is the eighth global conference and exhibition in the highly successful Inside Quantum Technology series.
The Hague event will focus on Quantum Communications and Quantum Security. Ten vertical topics encompassing more than 40 panels and talks from over 80 speakers will provide attendees with a deep understanding on state-of-the-art developments of the future quantum internet as well as the current impact of quantum-safe technologies on cybersecurity.
Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990. She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.