Christine Simon is a Policy Officer at the European Commission. She currently contributes to digital innovation particularly boosting regional development through the use of ICT innovation vouchers to persuade SMEs to go digital.
Before joining DG CONNECT in 2012, Christine championed the role of design in innovation as part of DG Enterprise and Industry. She also had various roles in the Commission including participation in the creation of the European Research Council (ERC) and a period in the Cabinet of European Commissioner for Research, Janez Potočnik.
Previous to joining the Commission, Christine was Head of SwissCore, the Swiss liaison Office for Research and Education, in Brussels. She started her professional career at the Swiss Federal Office for Education and Science in Bern. Christine holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.