The commission is inviting outstanding innovation leaders to apply for the position of European Innovation Council (EIC) board president. This new, full time position is created to provide strategic leadership to the EIC as a flagship programme, known to innovators across Europe and beyond. (s)he will lead the recently appointed EIC Board and translate their vision and advice into a programme that meets innovators’ needs and develops them into ground-breaking technologies and successful companies in Europe.

The EIC board president will:

  1. Chair the EIC Board, prepare its meetings, assign tasks to members, and establish as needed dedicated sub-groups, in particular to identify emerging technology trends from EIC's portfolio;
  2. Act as the public face of the EIC and engage actively in its promotion across key audiences (start-ups, innovators, researchers, investors, innovation eco-systems) in Europe and beyond
  3. Perform as an interlocutor with the Commission and Member States.

The term of office is limited to four years, renewable once. Applicants must be nationals of an EU member state. The deadline for applications is December 17, 2021, 12 midday Brussels time. For more information, including on how to apply, please check the vacancy notice.