Freeke Heijman is director of the Quantum Delft ecosystem and founded Quantum Delta Netherlands, the national initiative that was launched in September with a startup grant of 23 ME. She embarked in the field as a strategist from the Ministry of Economic Affairs by supporting the establishment of QuTech and the EU flagship program. In her role as national liaison, she is responsible for the Dutch national policy and investments in Quantum Technology and the national programs to stimulate startups and commercialization. She has extensive experience in European and national space, industrial and innovation policies including in the role of head of the unit. She graduated from the TU Delft Policy Analysis and Systems Engineering department in 1999 and started her career at KPN Research. Her passion is to drive innovation at the crossroad of academia, business, and government.