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European Innovation Council

Samira Nik

EIC Programme Manager for quantum tech and electronics

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Samira obtained a PhD in Materials Science from the Applied Physics Department of Chalmers University of Technology, specializing in superconducting quantum devices, nanoelectronics and materials characterization. She worked as R&D project manager in one of the leading foundries in the semiconductors industry in Sweden, where she developed the expertise to create proof-of-concept of innovative microelectronic devices and later she joined IMEC and through her role in the cleanroom management team learned even more about the practical obstacles that scientists and startups face. Samira transitioned from technical to policy work with becoming Project Manager - Innovation in the European Standardization Organizations (CEN-CENELEC). Since April 2022, she works a Programme Manager for Quantum Technologies and Electronics in EC European Innovation Councils and SMEs Agency, where she is responsible for developing visions for technological and innovation breakthroughs, the proactive management of EIC quantum technologies portfolio and supporting EIC beneficiaries in shaping European quantum ecosystem.