Head of the “Future Urban & Mobility Systems” Unit
European Commission / DG RTD, Belgium
Philippe FROISSARD graduated in nuclear engineering in Grenoble (France) in 1988 and completed his PhD in nuclear physics in 1992. He worked on nuclear fusion research at the JET Joint Undertaking (UK) and then at the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (FR) until 1999. In 2000, he joined the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission and held several positions since, dealing in particular with Human Resources and Mobility, International Cooperation and Research Infrastructures policies and activities. In 2019, he moved to the Future Urban and Mobility Systems Unit, responsible for Research & Innovation strategy and activities on surface transport with a focus on the Horizon Europe partnerships on Rail (Europe’s Rail), Batteries (BATT4EU), Zero Emission mobility (2ZERO) and Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) as well as on urban development with the Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission of Horizon Europe.