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Call for applications: European Innovation Council Board President


17 November 2021

The European Commission is looking for outstanding innovation leaders to apply for the position of European Innovation Council (EIC) Board President. The deadline for applications is 17 December 2021, 12:00 Brussels time.


This new post was created to provide strategic leadership for the EIC. The post is full time with a term of office limited to four years, renewable once. Applicants must be nationals of an EU Member State.

The role of the EIC Board President includes chairing the EIC Board, prepare its meetings, assign tasks to members, and establish as needed dedicated sub-groups. The successful applicant will also have the task of acting as the public face of the EIC and is supposed to engage actively in its promotion across key audiences (start-ups, innovators, researchers, investors, innovation eco-systems) in Europe and beyond. Another important role of the EIC Board President is to perform as an interlocutor with the Commission and Member States.

The new President is expected to be appointed in the first quarter of 2022. For more information, including on how to apply, you can check the vacancy announcement.

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