Ms. Sylvia Kainz-Huber


Sylvia Kainz-Huber is Head of Unit at the Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) at the European Commission.

She is responsible for the implementation of the European Defence Fund.

Before taking up this responsibility, Ms. Kainz-Huber already worked for more than 6 years on defence industry matters as Head of Unit and Deputy Head at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry.

Prior to that, Ms. Kainz-Huber was Deputy Head of the unit responsible for the European space policy where she focused on issues related to space and security.

Before this, she dealt with horizontal aspects of the EU’s industrial policy, the Directorate-General’s relations to other EU institutions, and SME policy.

Her career in the European Commission also included posts in the Directorate-General for Research and Development where she dealt with SME access to the EU’s Research Framework Programme.

Before joining the European Commission in 1995, Ms. Kainz-Huber worked with Siemens central business administration division and as journalist specialising in ICT.