Will the arrival of Norwegian Brit Helle as Head of the Eureka
Secretariat in Brussels herald a second renaissance for the
world’s biggest public network for R&D and innovation?
Helle, who has already took up her role in
September, says that with the backing of the
Portuguese Eureka Chairmanship, she will listen,
learn and support the drive and ambition of
“I will continue Eureka’s work to provide the
optimum palette of programmes that best support
innovation-hungry organisations and continue
the implementation of Eureka’s global outreach
strategy,” she says.
Helle, formerly Director of the Internal Market
Division of the European Free Trade Association
(EFTA), announced her appointment as Head
of the Eureka Secretariat in June. Many see
her arrival as a smart and strategic move by
Eureka’s Executive Board; Helle is Eureka’s first
Scandinavian and first female Head of Secretariat.