The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is selecting new members for its Governing Board. Leading academics, business representatives, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers are encouraged to apply and help drive Europe’s ability to innovate.
The Call of expression of interest for up to eight new members is open now and until 7 October.
The EIT Governing Board consists of 12 European innovation leaders appointed by the European Commission for a four-year mandate. It provides the EIT’s strategic leadership and is independent in its decision-making. Specifically it is responsible for the selection, designation and evaluation of the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities.
The EIT is an up and running EU innovation engine that delivers solutions to pressing global challenges. The Institute makes innovation happen through a unique model that supports the development of dynamic, long-term European partnerships – EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities – where businesses, education and research cooperate.
The EIT’s logic is: innovation needs a pipeline of ideas, talent and the supporting ecosystem. With Europe’s largest innovation network of more than 50 EIT Innovation Hubs, gathering over 1 500 partners, the EIT gives innovators what they need to succeed. It offers a wide range of activities to help aspiring innovators turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth, including 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. Meet some of the EIT Community supported entrepreneurs below.