Calling Europe’s innovation leaders to join the EIT Governing Board

By Patrick Troy / Updated: 17 Aug 2020

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is looking for academics, innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to join its Governing Board. They aim to select up to four new members to help Europe transition to a healthier, greener, and more sustainable future. The call of Expression of Interest (EOI) is now open and applications will be accepted until 30 September 2020.

The EIT Governing Board consists of 12 European innovation leaders chosen by the European Commission for a four-year term. The Board independently selects, designates and evaluates EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities.

The EIT is the EU’s most experienced and largest innovation network, with more than 60 EIT Innovation Hubs and over 2000 partners, the EIT supports innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe. EIT offers many activities to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into services, products, and jobs, including start-up and acceleration support for entrepreneurial education programmes and innovation-driven research projects.

Since 2010, the EIT Community has trained thousands of entrepreneurs, introduced over 900 new products and services to the market, and supported over 2,000 ventures that have resulted in an additional €1.5 billion of external investment.

After the submission deadline, the EIT Steering Committee will evaluate applications and interview the highest-scoring candidates. They will then prepare a shortlist of proposed new candidates for the European Commission to review before appointing new members through a Commission Decision, which is expected in 2021. For more information about the selection process, please click here. The Steering Committee consists of EIT Governing Board members Agnès Paillard, Romana Jordan and Nektarios Tavernarakis as well as an Observer from the European Commission. For more information about the members of the Steering Committee click here.

Submit your CV (maximum three pages) and the application form (both to be completed in English) to by 23:59 CET on 30 September 2020.

Original article first published 3 August 2020 by European Institute of Innovations & Technology

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