Martin Übelhör works in the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). He currently is a Head of Sector for Cybersecurity Industry and Innovation, where he works on setting up a European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and Network and manages funding programmes for cybersecurity research, innovation, and deployment. As of December 2022, he will join DG Migration and Home Affairs as Deputy Head of Unit for Innovation and Security Research. Martin studied political science and sociology in Mannheim, Baltimore and Bruges. After first experiences in international affairs (United Nations HQ) and research (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovations Research), he joined the European Commission in 2008.