On 5 August 2019, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launched a call for expressions of interest to select 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 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 new members of the Governing Board will be appointed through a Commission Decision, expected in 2020. In its appointments, the Commission gives regard to the balance between higher education, research, innovation and business experience as well as to gender and geographical balance.
The application deadline is 7 October 2019.
For further information on the call and the application process please click here.