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EIC Jury Members

List of EIC Jury Members

First NameFamily NamePositionCountry 
Kristin AamodtInvestment Director, Europe at ArcTern VenturesNorway 
PatrickAlbert Professor & Managing Director at PAt Partners Consulting SàrlFrance/Switzerland 
OriolAlcobaDirector General at Esade CreapolisSpain 
ElenaAlfaroHead of Data & Open Innovation BBVASpain 
RémiAlquierPresident of ID&SENSE,  Toulouse Business School,  President of INNOV@ InvestFranceAlquier
AndreaAlunniHead of New Venture Support and Funding,  Oxford University InnovationItaly 
PedroAlvarezCEO at Ivoro Food Innovation Hub,  Mentor at EIT Food Accelerator Network,  Co-Founder Mimic SeafoodSpain 
AnnaAmatiPartner at Eureka Venture SgrItaly 
BirgitAndereggFounder & CEO of ABC&D Germany 
William VedranArnssonEntrepreneur and Investor at wedran ABSweden 
StefaniaAscioneHead of R&I Advisory at Intesa SanpaoloItaly 
PascaleAugeInserm Transfert CEO France 
Jeroen BakkerPrincipal at Novo Holdingsthe Netherlands 
SergioBalassoneInnovation Leader at EIT DIGITAL  Italy 
AlexanderBanzVenture Partner,  Executive Board Memberthe Netherlands 
MartaBaptistaInnovation Manager at Beta-i - Association for the Promotion of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipPortugal 
LuisBarbosaCEO Innovation Vehicle in Innovo - London,  Industry 4.0 Program Operations Director - TMI Group - Singapore,  SME´s Program Innovation Consultant - COTEC Portugal,  Researcher - PhD in Social Innovation - ULP PortugalPortugal 
Balazs GyorgyBarkocziMember of the Board of Directors at Cashline HoldingsHungary 
CarlosBartoloCo-founder and Chairman Glymt,  Founder APBA (Business Angel Association)Portugal 
FrançoisBauduSenior Expert Strategy – Corporate and Institutional Banking at BNP ParibasFrance  
MALI  MalkaBAUM Founder & CEO of WLOUNGE Ecosystem Israel 
BrigitteBaumannFounder and CEO of Go Beyond Investing,  ex-EBAN PresidentFrance 
BarakBen-AvinoamPartner at Benhamou Global VenturesIsrael 
JonathanBerger CEOIsrael 
LarissaBestLBAN,  Executive Director Equilibre Luxembourg,  serial entrepreneur,  FJD (Young Directors Luxembourg)Luxembourg 
Sasha BezuhanovaFounder and Chairperson at MOVE.BG Bulgaria 
ClaudiaBlomgren-HansenFounder and Partner of LIFE SCIENCE PLUS Advokater,  Denmark,  former Director of Alliance Management,  Global R&D at LEO PharmaGermany  
VideeshaBoeckleInvestorUK 
MarioBrancifortiManaging Director at Samsung NEXT VenturesItaly 
JohnBreslinProfessor at NUI Galway,  Programme Director at TechInnovate,  Co-Principal Investigator at CoPI,  Funded Investigator at VistaMilk,  CoFounder of PorterShed,  Chair at WestBICIreland 
Francesca BriaPresident Italian National innovation FundItaly  
JulienBRINGERCEO of Kallistech & Senior Security Expert AdvisorFrance 
CsabaBundikChairwomanHungary 
ChiaraCandeliseFounder and Partner Ecomill s.r.l., Research Fellow at Imperial College London and Bocconi UniversityItaly  
PatrickCantelliCEO Hura FacilitiesFrance  
JohnCarriganInvestment Director,   TheYieldLab,  Europe.Ireland 
AndyCarsCEO and founder of Lean Ventures International ABSweden 
ManuelCastelo-BrancoBoard MemberPortugal 
RuiCastroCoFounder of Student Keep,  CIO of Grupo Somitel,  President of Alpha Coimbra,  Founder of RNC.ptPortugal 
DominiqueChambasOwner,  founder and board member (TRF Retail,  aldata,  SQLI) France 
Dr MarieCharlesFounder, Chair & CEOBelgium 
LuciaChierchiaManaging partner at Gellify Italy  
Young-jinChoiHead of Impact Investing Advisory at PHINEO gAGGermany 
RosarioCimminoInnovation Manager. Aerospace Design & Development expert. Industry 4.0 expert. Big Science Systems Development Director. Co-founder & Chairman at VAIM SRLItaly  
BridgetConnellBusiness Angel InvestorUK 
andreConventsInnovation Leader at Procter & GambleBelgium 
IgnasiCostasCo-Managing Partner and Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at DWF-RCD and Managing Partner for Europe, Middle East and Latam at DWFSpain 
MariaCosteiraHead of Innovation at EIT DigitalPortugal 
Baptiste CotaFounding Partner of LeadBlock PartnersFrance 
CristianDascăluManaging Partner Techcelerator & Partner in GapMinder VCRomania 
BartDe Moor Professor and researcher at KU LeuvenBelgium 
Aline de Santa Izabel AlvesFounder and CEO at YOGUT ME & Synbiotic KitchenBrazil/ Sweden 
AlettaDebernardiDirector at PALGANetherlands  
BrunoDelepierreManaging Director at We Mean Business,  Talent Scout at MITBelgium 
EdenDjanashviliFounder Barcelona Deeptech Community Spain 
MatthewDoveyHead of e-Infrastructure StrategyUK 
BarryDownesManaging PartnerIreland  
mateidumitrescuPartner @ Roca X,  Vice President @ TechangelsRomania 
Emmanuel DuryCEO & founder at INCAPTECH; Managing Director and Co-founder at INNOVATION IN EUROPE venturesFrance  
Francisco JavierEcharriCEO EBN,  former Secretary General EVCA, InvestEuropeSpain 
MariaEchavarriInvestment Director at Fondo Bolsa SocialSpain 
AkiEldarExecutive Chairman at Sixgill,  Entrepreneur,  Advisor to startups and mentorIsrael 
MarcusErkenFounding Partner at Sunfish PartnersGermany 
CristinaFanjul AlonsoManaging Director CEEI AsturiasSpain 
Emma FAUFounder of EU Capital,  Investor of Sofia Square,  Founding Member Startup Europe Africa Network,  Consultant Business Development of Princip.al,  Independent Board Member of Business Angels EuropeSpain 
CarlaFiloticoPartner at SpaceTec PartnersItaly 
ElizabethFlemingEarly stage investor & ecosystem developmentIreland 
UliFrickeCEO at FunderNation,  Triangle Venture Capital Group,  Invest EuropeGermany 
EliFrydmanManaging Director - Healthcare,  Aurum VenturesIsrael 
EmiliaGaritoChairman of Deep Ocean Capital SGR S.p.A.  – Venture Capital management company investing in Deep Technologies; CEO of Quantum Leap IP – Consultant company in Tech Transfer and Open InnovationItaly  
EkaterinaGianelliPartner at Inventure Finland 
Alex GilbertDirector at Clean Growth Ltd UK 
Maria EugeniaGirónNon Executive Director,  Co-Founder Rising Tide EuropeSpain 
AngeleGiulianoCEO AcrossLimits & iSmart,  Business Angel with Rising Tide & Go Beyond Investing,  President Foundation for Women EntrepreneursMalta 
YvetteGoSenior Investment Manager at Capricorn PartnersNetherlands 
MagnusGraf LambsdorffSenior Advisor Germany 
CoraGriffinLife Sciences Business Development ConsultantIreland 
GiuseppeGubelloInnovation Manager at Fondo Atlante VenturesItaly 
RickHaoPartner at SpeedinvestChina/UK 
SorenHejnfeltCBDO @ Finestmedia,  CEO @ Nordic 360Danish 
IsabellaHermann-SchönManaging PartnerAustria 
Hafdis SunnaHermannsdottirFounder and CPO in DagensIcelandic 
Maria VictoriaHernandez ValcarcelBoard member at CaixaBank Payments ,  Head of the investment committee Rising Tide EuropeFrance and Spain 
JannekeHoedemaekersBusiness Director Strategic Partnerships at University of TwenteNetherlands  
KristinHollungResearch Director,  Food and Health at NofimaNorway 
MagnusHolmSenior Executive,  Entrepreneur and Investor in Medical Devices and Digital HealthSweden 
AndrewHorsleyInnovation Lead at UK Research InnovationUK 
Lina HuertasChief Technologist,  Digital Manufacturing - Industry Executive for Manufacturing at MicrosoftUK / Colombia 
BartHuiskenManaging PartnerNetherlands 
ClydeHutchinsonEarly seed fund investor and accelerator co-leadIreland 
MaiteIbernBusiness Development Manager at Autonomous University of BarcelonaSpain 
TatianaIssaevaManaging Partner Fluent Digital Capital Finland 
Milen IvanovFounder & CEO of CEO Angels ClubBulgaria 
Henri Daniel JJacobsChairman of the board at Techventures & Managing Director Forcit BeneluxBelgium 
DariuszJanusekCo-founder and CEO of SensoriumLabPoland 
AdaJonuse CEOLithuania 
SonjaJostCEOGermany 
CynthiaJurytkoInvestment ManagerGermany 
NoraKaarelaHead of Health & WellbeingFinland, Bulgaria 
EllaKalninaPartner and  Acceleration Programme Director at Commercialization Reactor Fund Latvia 
GuusKederPartner,  Board Member,  CEO at Indra Scientific SANetherlands 
StavrianaKofterosDeal Leader Investment Committee Rising Tide Europe 3,  Vice President Research & Innovation FoundationCyprus 
ViktorKovacsChairman, Clavister Holding AB (Swedish Nasdaq-listed cyber security company), Investor, Tech Advisor, IXACQ (US Nasdaq-listed digital infrastructure SPAC),
Investor, NED, Barbr (London-based productivity platform for independent contractors in men’s health), Managing Director, CEOD GmbH (Zurich-based boutique management consultancy firm)
Hungary 
SamLaakkonenContingent Managing Director Sustainability at TechstarsFinland 
Stefano  LacaitaAdvisor, Investor, Associate ProfessorItaly 
FabienLafrancaInvestment Director at Station12 VenturesFrance 
RaphaelLantéExternal Ventures Manager at Saint-Gobain France 
Geneviève (Giny)LarochePartner The Impact Lab Luxemburg 
CédricLatessaCorporate Finance expertFrance 
MatejaLavričManaging Director at Kolektor Ventures d.o.o.Slovene 
PATRICIALayola CastroInvestment Manager & Co-founder at VICTORIA Venture Capital SCR-PYME S.A.,  BarcelonaSpain 
AnneLebreton-WolfBusiness Angel France 
DavidLemboFull Professor of Microbiology-Head,  Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Antiviral research. University of Turin Italy/ CEO of PanoxyvirItaly 
Valerie AnneLencznarManaging DirectorFrance 
PaulLeufkensCEO of CART-Tech B.V.Netherlands 
Jan LeyssenFounder switchrsBelgium 
JernejaLoncarFounder at Good Tech Ventures Slovenia 
ElisabethLowenbourg-BrzezinskiCEO/Co-Founder, LEWLIS INVEST UGGermany/Austria. 
JesúsLozano LopezSenior Investor at Repsol Corporate VenturingSpain 
SantiagoLozano ManteroleTech Transfer Venture Funds Manager and Board member in different Tech Transfer Spin offsSpain 
JesusLozano PerezTech Transfer Venture Funds Manager and Board member in different Tech Transfer Spin offsSpain 
EvertLughtManaging Directorthe Netherlands 
Anna MajFinTech Advisor – CreativeLink,  PayTech,  Mentor - PwC Startup Collider,  European Women Payments Network (EWPN)Poland 
RonMargalit Founding Partner at Venture KineticsIsrael 
ÁkosMaróyEngineering Manager at GoogleHungary 
ElviraMartinPartner Energy for BusinessSpain 
GianluigiMartinaCOO @GellifyItaly  
RaúlMartín-RuizPartner @ Ysios Capital Spain 
TomasMartunasFounding Partner of Iron Wolf CapitalLithuania 
Margaret MaryMcKennaDirector Elemental-Software Derry,  Entrepreneurship Expert Saïd Business SchoolUK / Ireland 
Eva MendezDrug Discovery Advisor.Spain 
TarynMerinosCEO of Impulse4WomenSpain 
aurelioMezzoteroPartner at Innogest SGRItaly 
LucaMionHead of Innovation and Technology Transfer at Hub Innovazione Trentino,  former Chairman of the Independent Investment Expert Group of the European CommissionItaly 
MaxMohammadiFounder & Chairman at Hippogriff.seSweden 
PhilippeMorettoInnovation and Standards Senior AdviserFrance 
NataliaMuhlemannVice President,  Strategic Consulting,  Clinical Development – Regulatory - Market Access - Commercialization at CYTELSwitzerland 
ZlatolinaMukovaPartnerBulgaria 
PaulMurray Partner at Atlantic BridgeIreland 
Mihaela Madalina NazareManager R&D Programmes at Digital CatapultRomania  
DomenicoNesciPartner at Lventure GroupItaly 
MarinaNiforosAffiliate Professor, HEC Paris/ President, Logos Global AdvisorsGreek 
CarlNisingHead of Corporate R&DGermany 
CosminOchisorPartner at Gapminder Ventures Romania 
Regla IrisÖhrn IbarraInvestment Advisor - Life Science and HealthcareSweden 
AdamOliverPartner, MDS Advisory and Managing Director, Nile PartnersUK 
DrewO'SullivanAdvisor to European Angel Fund Ireland. Lead Equity Advisor with InterTradeIrelandIreland 
Osman GürcanOzanPartner at ACT Venture PartnersTurkey 
JanPalasinskiInvestment Partner at Future Energy VenturesItaly 
CosimoPalmisanoDigital Entrepreneur and VP of Business DevelopmentItaly 
FlorinPaunHead of MissionFrance, Romania 
RokasPeciulaitisFounder and Managing Partner at Contrarian VenturesLithuania 
ZoePedenC Ananda Impact VenturesUK 
AgataPękalskaFounder and Owner Minthorse ConsultingPoland 
Radmila PhilevaCountry Manager / Business Development Area Manager SEE at GOGENETIC Life Science Management ConsultancyBulgaria 
TheologosProkopiouManaging Director at i4G - Incubation for GrowthGreek 
HugoRamosCo-Founder and Partner at Matching VenturesPortugal 
LiseRechsteinerPartner at Propagator VenturesNorway/Switzerland 
Kjersti ReinsnosManaging Director, Europe - Equinor VenturesNorvegian 
PhilippeRichardPresidentFrance 
FlaviaRichardsonChief Commercial Officer at Juice VenturesRomania  
ElenaRico VilarManaging Partner at IMPACT Partners Iberica - ERSpain 
kerryRitzAdvisor at Auquan,  Non Executive Director at Krzana,  Entrepreneur in Residence at TechstarsUK 
ErikRobertsonCEOSweden 
IsabelRochaVice-Rector for Innovation, NOVA University LisbonPortugal 
AsierRufino BengoecheaCo-founder of Tecnalia VenturesSpain 
Marie-ElisabethRuslingCEO,  Board Member France 
JordiSafontGeneral Partner and CEO at Lanzame CapitalSpain 
YairSafraiActive ChairmanIsrael 
DianaSaraceniCo-founder & General Partner at Panakes Partners MilanoItaly 
AyseSarigollu GuzelPartner at HATCH Ventures,  Vice Chairman of CEEC,  Business AngelTurkey 
DanielSchermanHead of the Medicine and Life Sciences Division of the European Academy of Science, France 
MatthiasSchneiderPartner and Managing Director of Nouvel (Barcelona),   Founding Partner of Brand New World (Munich) Austria 
MarkoSeppäOwner & CEO of VCC Oy,  Co-Founder & CEO of Global Enabler Corporation OyFinland 
CécileSevrainConsultantFrance  
MihaiSfintescuManaging Director at Abilito Capital,  Venture Capitalist & Start-up MentorRomania 
AudraShallalManaging Director at BOSS Consulting American  
MariaShiaoSales Director,  FFE LtdSpain 
SotirisSiagasFounding Partner,  TECS Capital FundGreek 
MariaSipiläCEO of Sipilä Consulting OyFinland 
Eugene SmythInvestment Manager with Dublin BIC Managed Funds, AIB Seed Capital FundIreland 
ANDRESoulageCEO of SAFE Competitiveness cluster France 
RitaSousaManaging Director (Naves VC)Portugal 
Atle HugoSovikCOB in two early stage,  VC funds in Norway aiming at investing both in Norway and in Eastern Europe+ private investor in the Nordics. Previous experience ,  20 years in VC, PE in the Nordics and Germany + 20 years in the Financial industry,  Energy,  Transportation and EngineeringNorway 
NicolasStephanInvestment Director,  Innovative projects in Ecological and Energy transition,  ADEME Investissement SAS France 
mashastrommeChair of EXACT TherapeuticsFrance -  
LeldeStukle-OjasaluMember of the BoardLatvia 
Tanya SuarezCo-Founder of IoT Tribe,  CEO at BluSpecs InnovationSpain 
MirkoTadicManaging Director at Bridgeway - Startup Accelerator,  Venture Builder,  Innovation Consultancy and DIHBosnia and Herzegovina 
Hester TakInvestment Manager at Oost NL in The NetherlandsNetherlands 
DariaTatajFounder and CEOPoland  
WencheTeiglandChairman of the Board in PowerzeekNorway 
FabriceTestaCEO at PHV SABelgium  
HelenaTorrasManaging Partner PaoCapitalSpain 
AlmudenaTrigoFounding Partner & Chairwoman at BeAble CapitalSpain 
Gerardvan der HoevenManaging Partner at Protium.digital and Protium.venturesNetherlands 
Michielvan DeursenEntrepreneur,  Founder & Investor,  Capital VNetherlands 
MariVavulskiHead of Startup EstoniaEstonian 
Guilhemvelve casquillasCEO Elvesys SAS,  CEO Long Long Life SASFrance 
NicolasVerscheldenGlobal Innovation Director at AB InBevLuxembourg 
CristinaVicini-RademacherFounder of Vicini Strategy,  Board Member at dFund,  and Board Member at Delaware Consulting International.Italy 
HelenaVieiraAssociate Professor at University of LisbonPortugal 
EmilVinterhavCo-founder and CEO of PASQ AB, Co-founder of The Moonhouse AB, Co-founder of V-kvadrat, Founder and CEO of VinterstellarSweden 
Lilian-EuniceVolcanInnovation and Entrepreneurship Director’Italy 
Carlos von BonhorstHealth Innovation/Business strategic advisorBelgium/ Portugal  
Claus-Heinervon RiegenVice President Business Model InnovationGermany 
SirioVurroSole Administrator Alfa-CM Srl; CEO Eco-Sistemi SrlItaly  
KasiaWierzbowskaCo-Founder of Black Swan VCPoland 
GülsahWilkeChief Operating Officer (COO) Ada Health, Co-Founder 2hearts Tech CommunityGermany 
NorbertWindhabVice President Strategic Projects Health CareGermany 
AnneWorsoePortfolio Manager at Bakken & Bæck,  Angel Investor No Isolation Oslo,  Co-funder Nordic Innovation House,  CEO of the Norwegian Venture Capital AssociationNorway 
SandraWycechInnovation Community Manager at Bank of IrelandPoland  
TatjanaZabasu MikuzManaging Partner at South Central Ventures (SCV Fund Management)Slovenia 
MartinZadražilCOO at Tescan Orsay Holding Czech 
JesùsZurdoSenior Vice President Innovation and Venture Partnerships at Rentschler Biopharma SE Spain