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.
Prior to that, he worked as policy assistant to the Director for Digital Society, Trust and Security, dealing with topics such as cybersecurity and digital privacy, smart mobility and smart energy, as well as eGovernment and eHealth.
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.