Freeke Heijman


Freeke Heijman is co-founder and director of ecosystem development at Quantum Delta NL, the coordinating body of the Dutch national Quantum Initiative. Heijman graduated from the TU Delft Systems Engineering department in 1999 and started her career at KPN Research. She has worked at QuTech and the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the field of space and as head of innovation policies. As the national coordinator she has played a leading role in the launch of the European Quantum Flagship initiative under Dutch Presidency of the European Council and the development of the ecosystem of talent, companies and facilities at QuTech. She is professionally skilled in policy management, systems engineering, ICT, international relations, economic policy and people management. Her passion is to drive innovation at the crossroads of academia, business and government.