Adam Tyson, European Commission
Adam Tyson is head of Research and Industrial Infrastructures at the Directorate General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission. He was previously in charge of international cooperation on research and innovation with North America, Latin America and Caribbean and also spent ten years at the Directorate General for Education and Culture, overseeing EU higher education policies and the Erasmus+ programme. He has also led EU work on issues such as combating poverty and social exclusion and fighting discrimination, and on communication and speechwriting for various Commissioners. Before moving to the Commission, Adam spent ten years in Brussels working for the UK Government in the fields of labour and social affairs.