Hélène Chraye

Hélène Chraye

Head of Unit Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies
Place of employment
Works at
European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

Scientific studies, Scientific Baccalaureat, Preparatory classes, diploma of the French State Civil Engineering High School (1982) – equivalent to Master 1 in mathematics and Master 2 in civil engineering. Diploma of the French Institute of Political Sciences of Paris (1985) – equivalent to Mater 1 in Public Law and Master 2 in Macro-Economy

1982 – 1985: French Administration: creating the Observatory for Energy – DG Transport

1985 – 1988: European Commission, French Official in exchange with an European Official, access to the energy market – consumer rights and price transparency – DG Energy

1988 – 1989: French administration, Head of office for conformity of State Aids to the industry with EU Law – DG Industry

Since 1989: Official of the European Commission

1989 – 1996: European policy of intermodal transport – DG Transport
1996 – 2 000: International relations for transport- Enlargement to the East and Mediterranean, Euro-Mediterranean Transport Forum – DG Transport
2000 – 2002: Single Sky policy, accession of the EC to Eurocontrol, military Single Sky - DG Transport
2003 – 2007: Head of Operations, Principal Counsellor, Regional Delegation to Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine – DG DEVCO
2008: Head of unit in charge of setting up the ERCEA (European Research Council Executive Agency) – DG RTD
2009 – 2015: Head of Administration and Finance Unit, Directorate for Industrial Technologies – DG RTD
Since February 2016: Head of Unit Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies, Directorate for Industrial Technologies – DG RTD


EC's perspective on EMIRI initiative

EC's perspective on ESTHER initiative

Track & Session

Revolution by technology & innovation

22 June, 15:15-16:45 hr - Co-chair: Advanced materials & nanotechnology for energy

22 June, 15:15-16:45 hr - Advanced materials and nanotechnology for health

Conditions for creating impact

23 June 13:30-15:30 hr - Session chair: Creating value by orchestrating value chains