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European Innovation Council
EIC Board

Advising on strategy and implementation of all EIC activities. Bringing together a diverse set of actors to put the innovator at the heart of the EIC.

About the EIC Board

The EIC Board is established by the Horizon Europe legislation with a mandate to advise on:

  • Overall strategy for the EIC
  • The EIC work programme for implementation
  • Identification of strategic portfolios of projects and the profile of EIC Programme Managers
  • Other actions to improve the European innovation ecosystem

The members of the Board, including a President, are selected following an open call for expressions of interest.

EIC Board meetings

The EIC Board holds 5 -6 plenary meetings per year to discuss, decide, recommend on matters falling within their respective areas of responsibility.

Minutes & agenda  


EIC Board Members

The European Commission announced first members of the new European Innovation Council Board on 18 November 2021.The new EIC Board will take over from the previous EIC pilot Advisory Board that helped steer the initial strategy and implementation of the EIC.

On 29 March 2023, the European Commission appointed Michiel Scheffer as President of the Board of the European Innovation Council (EIC). The exact starting date in this new role is still to be confirmed.

EIC Board Members

EIC pilot Advisory Board

Until end of May 2021, the role of the EIC Board was undertaken by the EIC pilot Advisory Board set up in 2019. See the list of members, activities and documents.

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