Michael Wiesmüller, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. Initially stemming from the humanities and holding a degree in philosophy of science, working several years as scientists in the Humanities and as Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney he joined the Federal Ministry in late nineties. He is currently Head of Department for Key enabling Technologies for Industrial Innovation. Main responsibility of this department covers the design of Innovation Policies for High-Tech-Industries, national R&D strategies and programs in these domains, and areas of International R&D Policy and Coordination. Among others, he acted as Austrian Delegate to the European ICT-Program, as Governance Board Member of the JTI’s ECSEL, ARTEMIS, ENIAC and KDT, as Director of the EUREKA Clusters ITEA 3 and CATRENE and Austrian Lead Delegate to the Key Enabling Technologies. He represents Austria in various Mirror-Groups of European Technology Platforms and in several European Policy Coordination Initiatives. Special Initiatives initiated in his department over the last decade: Industry 4.0, Pilot Factories, Silicon Austria Labs, AI-Strategy Austria, Chips Act and various national Lighthouse projects such as Data Market Austria.