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Noeleen O'Hara by Noeleen O'Hara

Under the Horizon Europe legislation, this Board has a powerful role to guide the implementation of the EIC as Europe’s most ambitious innovation programme with a budget of €10 billion. In particular the Board will advise on the EIC strategy, work programme and thematic portfolios in order to maximise the impact of the EIC and may also advise on broader innovation policy matters.

We are looking for passionate innovators - entrepreneurs, investors and venture capitalists, corporate leaders, researchers and academics with leading expertise in fields relating to future and emerging technologies, breakthrough and disruptive innovation, starting and scaling businesses, innovation ecosystem builders, and innovation experts.

The deadline for innovators to express their interest is Wednesday 30 June, following which the Commission will select between 15 and 20 members to be appointed to the Board which is expected to start its operations in September. Members act in a personal capacity and are appointed for a two-year term of office, renewable twice. The EIC Board will take over from the previous EIC pilot Advisory BoardSearch for available translations of the preceding that helped steer the initial strategy and implementation of the EIC [link to EIC pilot Advisory Board members]

The Horizon Europe legislation also creates a new position of President of the EIC Board and a separate call will be published soon to recruit a leading figure from the world of innovation for this position.

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