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Sigrid Johannisse

Counselor for Innovation, Technology and Science at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United States

Sigrid Johannisse is counselor for innovation, technology and science at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and in charge of the Dutch innovation attaché network in the USA and Canada. Prior to this she was founder and director of the Dutch national startup program StartupDelta, which she launched together with Special Envoy Neelie Kroes. Sigrid had formerly served as advisor in the Cabinet of Neelie Kroes, Vice-president for the Digital Agenda at the European Commission and was responsible for innovation policy, cyber security, e-health, innovation, startups and smart cities. Sigrid Johannisse has had a long career on a managerial level in innovation policy, developing new concepts for public policy with industry and academia.