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European Innovation Council

Expert group on design of EIC Marketplace and Tech to Market activities


The European Innovation Council, major European funding initiative supporting breakthrough technological research and high risk market creating or disrupting innovation, aims to stimulate the European innovation ecosystem by fostering circulation of ideas, bringing actors together to further develop innovations and bridge them with funding opportunities, public or private.

The EIC Market Place, foreseen as a platform where innovation actors, such as research organisations, researchers, innovators, inventors and investors can meet, will allow nurture new exploitation opportunities of available research findings and results.

Successful, impactful innovation is, ultimately, the result of making big bets on high-risk and high-impact approaches and then successfully addressing risk reduction (real and perceived) across a number of areas, including technology risk, product risk, market and regulatory risks, supply chain and organisational risk.

Building on the achievement and expertise of the EIC Pilot Expert group on strengthening the EIC management, the EISMEA has established this expert group to advise the EIC on Tech to Market activities, and on the design of the EIC Marketplace. 



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International expert in entrepreneurship and innovation, business development, scaling up and risk mitigation

Serial entrepreneur, professor and director of DTU Entrepreneurship

Director of the great Challenges (Directeur des Grands Défis) in the French Innovation Council

Technology Transfer Manager at ONERA, the French aerospace lab

Lecturer at MIT in the field of innovation ecosystems and deep tech ventures

Innovation advisor to the European Commission and the G7 leaders, Member of EC President High Level Round Table for the New European Bauhaus, and the creator of the Industry Commons

Founder, consultant, former member of mthe Managing Board at the World Economic Forum

Associate Dean of Innovation and Inclusion at the MIT School of Management and William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship.

Head of Innovation Strategy and Strategic Resource Allocation at BMW Group

Head of the Technology Transfer and Innovation Center at Jožef Stefan Institute

Cross-disciplinary expert with experience in the medical, business and biotech environments