Freeke Heijman is the founding Director of Quantum Delta NL, the public private partnership of global tech companies, public agencies and all the major quantum research hubs in the Netherlands. Her mission is to further strengthen the flourishing Dutch quantum ecosystem to become the most relevant for Europe. She combines her role on a national level, with fostering and growing the Delft ecosystem of startups, companies and research labs at the TU Delft campus as the founding director of Quantum Delft. Both QuTech and Quantum Delft are part of Quantum Delta NL. Freeke has an extensive background in tech and innovation policies at the crossroads of government, academia and industry. She embarked in the quantum field in 2013 when QuTech in Delft was founded. Freeke graduated at the TU Delft Policy Analysis and Systems Engineering department in 1999 and started her career at KPN Research. Before she started at QuTech, Quantum Delft and Quantum Delta NL, she worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in different roles in the field of space and innovation policies.