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European Innovation Council

Bart Becks  

EIC Board Member

Becks Bart


Chairman EURACTIV, Chairman E-Health Valley   

Bart Becks is a serial entrepreneur and innovator. He is Chairman of EURACTIV Media Network, a leading European EU policy network which publishes in 12 languages across 12 countries. He also chairs E-Health Valley, an ecosystem of business, healthcare and technology partners, dedicated to supporting e-health innovation in Europe.

Previously, he was CEO of Belgacom Skynet, building the largest internet and digital media company in Belgium. Next, he led innovation and digital at SBS Europe, later acquired by ProSiebenSat1. After a period in Silicon Valley and LA working with startups and scale-ups, he became Chairman of iMinds (now IMEC), a leading research and innovation institute. He also co-founded BeCentral, a digital skills campus in Brussels.