Belgium

Morten Rasmussen

Morten Rasmussen has a strong background in digital, industry and innovation policy studies at EU-level, research papers on innovation and growth policies and funding of digital innovation projects. Morten facilitates evidence-based policy making for national/regional and international organisations and has a particular interest in digital and industrial innovation, the digital single market and digital skill. 

During his career, he has been involved in several projects for the European Commission. For example, in the “Digital Transformation Monitor” project, Morten was involved in the policy case study design and coordinated and produced profile reports of EU Member States and case studies of national industry 4.0 initiatives. As part of the “Awareness-raising campaign for the modernisation of Europe’s industry” project, he worked on developing a methodology for selecting success stories and produced case studies on SME/mid-caps that transformed through digital/technological innovation. In the contract, “Overview and Analysis of Policy Models for the Integration and Innovative use of Digital Technologies in Education and Training (DigEduPol)”, he was involved in building an inventory of policy initiatives and quantitative analysis to provide recommendations for the design and implementation of digital education policies. 

Prior to joining the Technopolis Group, Morten worked for EIT Digital supporting and monitoring funded digital innovation projects covering action lines for digital cities, finance, industry, infrastructure and wellbeing. Previously, he worked as an innovation consultant at CARSA, responsible for delivering tender service contract studies, focussing on digital transformation and industrial-related projects. He has previously also been employed at the High-Level Group on Innovation Policy Management engaged with funding and financing of innovation as well as benchmarking of innovation performance at country-level. Prior to this, he did a traineeship at the European Commission, DG Competition, where he contributed to reports on evaluation, impact assessment and strategy development as well as conducted research on market functioning in energy, telecommunications and transport sectors. 

Morten holds a Master’s degree in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics, specialising in the organisation of European economies, economic policy-making and industrial competitiveness. He is a Danish-Norwegian bilingual, fully proficient in English, has a good command of Swedish and German and is currently improving his French language skills.