Director Knowledge Programming and Government Relations, TNO

Mr Drop is the contact point for the ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate as coordinating department for TNO, and also holds relations with other ministries such as Science & Education and Defense. Being responsible for the strategic public affairs of TNO, Mr Drop shapes the position of TNO in the innovation debate and policy (currently the “Dutch Top Sector Policy”). Besides this, Mr Drop is also responsible for the EU policy within TNO and member of the Board of Governors of the JRC on behalf of the Netherlands.