Merete is responsible for the international activities at MADE – Manufacturing Academy of Denmark, presently involved in ADMA TranS4MErs, MADE as a DIH, EFFRA Made in Europe and as board member of EIT Manufacturing North. Merete is also the link to the 6 Danish regional business hubs supporting a stronger outreach of MADE learnings and services and a better understanding of the local challenges. Prior experience from Technical University of Denmark (innovation activities & setting up projects between researchers and SMEs) and from Centre Manager for Production at the RTO DTI initiating/coordinating manufacturing optimization projects, incl. Lean, SCM, risk management. Merete holds a PhD in Organization from Tsukuba University Japan and Copenhagen Business School.