Applications to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology until 30 September 2020
The EIT has announced the opening of a Call for Expression of Interest for the selection of up to four new members for its Governing Board.
Each member has a four-year, non-renewable mandate and Members are appointed in a personal capacity, acting independently and in the public interest.
The application period runs until 30 September 2020.
The EIT Governing Board consists of 12 European innovation leaders appointed by the European Commission. The Board provides the EIT’s strategic leadership and is independent in its decision-making. More specifically, the Board is responsible for the selection, designation and evaluation of the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities.
The EIT is the EU’s most experienced and largest innovation network that powers innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe to deliver unique solutions to pressing global challenges. The Institute makes innovation happen through a distinctive model that supports the development of long-term European partnerships – EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities – where businesses, education and research closely cooperate.
The EIT’s logic is: innovation needs a pipeline of ideas, talent and a supporting ecosystem. With Europe’s most experienced and largest innovation network of more than 60 EIT Innovation Hubs, gathering over 2000 partners, the EIT gives innovators what they need to thrive. The Institute offers a wide range of activities to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into products, services and jobs, including entrepreneurial education programmes, start-up and acceleration support and innovation-driven research projects.
Since 2010, the EIT Community has brought over 900 new products and services to the market, trained thousands of entrepreneurs and has backed over 2.000 ventures that have attracted EUR 1.5 billion in external investment.
The Governing Board plays a crucial role in the strategic steering of the EIT, hence the importance of attracting candidates of the highest quality.
So if you want to help Europe transition to a greener, healthier and more sustainable future, if you’re a leading academic, innovator, entrepreneur or researcher looking for an opportunity to help Europe recover from the crisis through innovation, submit your CV (maximum three pages) and the application form (both completed in English) to EIT-APPLICATIONS-GB@eit.europa.eu by 23:59 CET on 30 September 2020.