Mark Nicklas

Mark Nicklas

Mark Nicklas

Head of Unit Innovation and Investment for Growth at European Commission

Mark Nicklas is the Head of Unit “Innovation Policy and Investment for Growth” in the European Commission’s DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) since 2016. Among other activities, Mark’s unit is leading the European Commission’s work on industrial modernisation. The objective is to foster investment in EU industry for a modern, clear and fair economy, revitalising EU regions, giving a future for EU citizens, with technology leading the way.

From 2012 to 2016, he was Deputy Head of Unit Innovation Policy for Growth. Before that, Mark was closely involved in the European enterprise policy as the Assistant to the European SME Envoy and Director-General for Enterprise and Industry. Previously, he spent several years in the European Commission’s transport policy department. Prior to joining the European Commission in 2003, Mark was working in the telecommunications industry in Germany. Mark holds a Ph.D. in economics.

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