Luuk Borg is a Policy Advisor to the Innovation Unit of the European Commission’s DG CONNECT. Previously, Luuk was seconded to Brussels by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, to manage the set-up and launch of the joint EU-EUREKA Eurostars Programme for R&D-performing SMEs before going on to head up the EUREKA Secretariat.
Following his graduation from the Erasmus Economic University Rotterdam and followed a graduate programme at University Davis California, Luuk began his career as a consultant and account manager on EU-funded and other research projects, specifically targeting the participation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Borg subsequently joined the Senter/EU-Liaison Agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs where, in 1997, as managing director, he oversaw the merger of EU-Liaison with Senter. Borg was also responsible for establishing the Netherlands Office for European Science and Technology (NEST).
In 2001, Borg became director of Marketing and Promotion at the Agency for International Business and Co-operation (EVD), responsible for both the planning and execution of trade missions and coordination of overseas trade support offices. He then headed the Patent Information Division of the Netherlands Patent Office, with specific responsibility for the management of the marketing division. Under his leadership, a new business case for the Patent Office aimed at better use of intellectual property rights and patent information by companies and research institutions was developed.
Luuk Borg was born in Ede in the Netherlands in 1963 and has four children.