Secretary General, EARTO

Muriel Attané is the Secretary General of EARTO, the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations, since July 2013. She is the Founder & CEO of EUROPESYNC a professional EU Public Affairs Boutique Consulting Firm based in Brussels. Before joining EARTO and founding EUROPESYNC, she worked as EU affairs manager for more than 10 years for TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), the largest Dutch RTO. There, she gained extensive hands-on experience on EU Research & Innovation Policies & Funding Programmes. In parallel, she was Secretary General of EARPA, the European association of automotive R&D organisations for 7 years. Ms Attané is a senior EU public affairs professional with more than 20 years of significant experience in EU public relations, public affairs, business/legal advising, consultancy and communication and a strong track record in strategic programming of EU RD&I policy.