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European Innovation Council

EIC Jury Members

List of EIC Jury Members

First Name Family Name Position Country
Kristin  Aamodt Investment Director, Europe at ArcTern Ventures Norway
Patrick Albert Professor & Managing Director at PAt Partners Consulting Sàrl France
Oriol Alcoba Director General at Esade Creapolis Spain
Elena Alfaro Head of Data & Open Innovation BBVA Spain
Rémi Alquier President of ID&SENSE,  Toulouse Business School,  President of INNOV@ Invest France
Andrea Alunni Head of New Venture Support and Funding,  Oxford University Innovation Italy
Pedro Alvarez CEO at Ivoro Food Innovation Hub,  Mentor at EIT Food Accelerator Network,  Co-Founder Mimic Seafood Spain
Anna Amati Partner at Eureka Venture Sgr Italy
Birgit Anderegg Founder & CEO of ABC&D  Germany
William Vedran Arnsson Entrepreneur and Investor at wedran AB Sweden
Stefania Ascione Head of R&I Advisory at Intesa Sanpaolo Italy
Pascale Auge Inserm Transfert CEO  France
Jeroen  Bakker Principal at Novo Holdings Netherlands
Sergio Balassone Innovation Leader at EIT DIGITAL   Italy
Alexander Banz Venture Partner,  Executive Board Member Netherlands
Marta Baptista Innovation Manager at Beta-i - Association for the Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Portugal
Luis Barbosa CEO 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 Portugal Portugal
Balazs Gyorgy Barkoczi Member of the Board of Directors at Cashline Holdings Hungary
Carlos Bartolo Co-founder and Chairman Glymt,  Founder APBA (Business Angel Association) Portugal
François Baudu Senior Expert Strategy – Corporate and Institutional Banking at BNP Paribas France
Mali  Malka Baum Founder & CEO of WLOUNGE Ecosystem  Israel 
Brigitte Baumann Founder and CEO of Go Beyond Investing,  ex-EBAN President France
Barak Ben-Avinoam Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures Israel
Jonathan Berger  CEO Israel
Larissa Best LBAN,  Executive Director Equilibre Luxembourg,  serial entrepreneur,  FJD (Young Directors Luxembourg) Luxembourg
Sasha  Bezuhanova Founder and Chairperson at MOVE.BG  Bulgaria
Claudia Blomgren-Hansen Founder and Partner of LIFE SCIENCE PLUS Advokater,  Denmark,  former Director of Alliance Management,  Global R&D at LEO Pharma Germany
Videesha Boeckle Investor United Kingdom
Mario Branciforti Managing Director at Samsung NEXT Ventures Italy
John Breslin Professor at NUI Galway,  Programme Director at TechInnovate,  Co-Principal Investigator at CoPI,  Funded Investigator at VistaMilk,  CoFounder of PorterShed,  Chair at WestBIC Ireland
Francesca  Bria President Italian National innovation Fund Italy
Julien Bringer CEO of Kallistech & Senior Security Expert Advisor France
Csaba Bundik Chairwoman Hungary
Chiara Candelise Founder and Partner Ecomill s.r.l., Research Fellow at Imperial College London and Bocconi University Italy
Patrick Cantelli CEO Hura Facilities France
John Carrigan Investment Director,   TheYieldLab,  Europe. Ireland
Andy Cars CEO and founder of Lean Ventures International AB Sweden
Manuel Castelo-Branco Board Member Portugal
Rui Castro CoFounder of Student Keep,  CIO of Grupo Somitel,  President of Alpha Coimbra,  Founder of Portugal
Dominique Chambas Owner,  founder and board member (TRF Retail,  aldata,  SQLI)  France
Lucia Chierchia Managing partner at Gellify  Italy
Young-jin Choi Head of Impact Investing Advisory at PHINEO gAG Germany
Rosario Cimmino Innovation Manager. Aerospace Design & Development expert. Industry 4.0 expert. Big Science Systems Development Director. Co-founder & Chairman at VAIM SRL Italy
Bridget Connell Business Angel Investor United Kingdom
andre Convents Innovation Leader at Procter & Gamble Belgium
Ignasi Costas Co-Managing Partner and Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at DWF-RCD and Managing Partner for Europe, Middle East and Latam at DWF Spain
Maria Costeira Head of Innovation at EIT Digital Portugal
Baptiste  Cota Founding Partner of LeadBlock Partners France
Cristian Dascălu Managing Partner Techcelerator & Partner in GapMinder VC Romania
Bart De Moor  Professor and researcher at KU Leuven Belgium
Aline  de Santa Izabel Alves Founder and CEO at YOGUT ME & Synbiotic Kitchen Brazil/ Sweden
Aletta Debernardi Director at PALGA Germany
Bruno Delepierre Managing Director at We Mean Business,  Talent Scout at MIT Belgium
Eden Djanashvili Founder Barcelona Deeptech Community  Spain
Matthew Dovey Head of e-Infrastructure Strategy United Kingdom
Barry Downes Managing Partner Ireland 
Matei Dumitrescu Partner @ Roca X,  Vice President @ Techangels Romania
Emmanuel  Dury CEO & founder at INCAPTECH; Managing Director and Co-founder at INNOVATION IN EUROPE ventures France
Francisco Javier Echarri CEO EBN,  former Secretary General EVCA, InvestEurope Spain
Maria Echavarri Investment Director at Fondo Bolsa Social Spain
Aki Eldar Executive Chairman at Sixgill,  Entrepreneur,  Advisor to startups and mentor Israel
Marcus Erken Founding Partner at Sunfish Partners Germany
Cristina Fanjul Alonso Managing Director CEEI Asturias Spain
Emma  FAU Founder of EU Capital,  Investor of Sofia Square,  Founding Member Startup Europe Africa Network,  Consultant Business Development of,  Independent Board Member of Business Angels Europe Spain
Carla Filotico Partner at SpaceTec Partners Italy
Elizabeth Fleming Early stage investor & ecosystem development Ireland
Uli Fricke CEO at FunderNation,  Triangle Venture Capital Group,  Invest Europe Germany
Eli Frydman Managing Director - Healthcare,  Aurum Ventures Israel
Emilia Garito Chairman 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 Innovation Italy
Ekaterina Gianelli Partner at Inventure  Finland
Alex  Gilbert Director at Clean Growth Ltd  United Kingdom
Maria Eugenia Girón Non Executive Director,  Co-Founder Rising Tide Europe Spain
Angele Giuliano CEO AcrossLimits & iSmart,  Business Angel with Rising Tide & Go Beyond Investing,  President Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs Malta
Yvette Go Senior Investment Manager at Capricorn Partners Netherlands
Magnus Graf Lambsdorff Senior Advisor  Germany
Cora Griffin Life Sciences Business Development Consultant Ireland
Giuseppe Gubello Innovation Manager at Fondo Atlante Ventures Italy
ù Hejnfelt CBDO @ Finestmedia,  CEO @ Nordic 360 Denmark
Isabella Hermann-Schön Managing Partner Austria
Hafdis Sunna Hermannsdottir Founder and CPO in Dagens Iceland
Maria Victoria Hernandez Valcarcel Board member at CaixaBank Payments ,  Head of the investment committee Rising Tide Europe France
Janneke Hoedemaekers Business Director Strategic Partnerships at University of Twente Netherlands
Kristin Hollung Research Director,  Food and Health at Nofima Norway
Magnus Holm Senior Executive,  Entrepreneur and Investor in Medical Devices and Digital Health Sweden
Andrew Horsley Innovation Lead at UK Research Innovation United Kingdom
Lina  Huertas Chief Technologist,  Digital Manufacturing - Industry Executive for Manufacturing at Microsoft United Kingdom
Bart Huisken Managing Partner Netherlands
Clyde Hutchinson Early seed fund investor and accelerator co-lead Ireland
Maite Ibern Business Development Manager at Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain
Tatiana Issaeva Managing Partner Fluent Digital Capital  Finland
Milen  Ivanov Founder & CEO of CEO Angels Club Bulgaria
Henri Daniel J Jacobs Chairman of the board at Techventures & Managing Director Forcit Benelux Belgium
Dariusz Janusek Co-founder and CEO of SensoriumLab Poland
Ada Jonuse  CEO Lithuania
Sonja Jost CEO Germany
Cynthia Jurytko Investment Manager Germany
Nora Kaarela Head of Health & Wellbeing Finland
Ella Kalnina Partner and  Acceleration Programme Director at Commercialization Reactor Fund  Latvia
Guus Keder Partner,  Board Member,  CEO at Indra Scientific SA Netherlands
Stavriana Kofteros Deal Leader Investment Committee Rising Tide Europe 3,  Vice President Research & Innovation Foundation Cyprus
Viktor Kovacs Chairman, 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)
Sam Laakkonen Contingent Managing Director Sustainability at Techstars Finland
Stefano   Lacaita Advisor, Investor, Associate Professor Italy
Fabien Lafranca Investment Director at Station12 Ventures France
Raphael Lanté External Ventures Manager at Saint-Gobain  France
Geneviève (Giny) Laroche Partner The Impact Lab  Luxembourg
Cédric Latessa Corporate Finance expert France
Mateja Lavrič Managing Director at Kolektor Ventures d.o.o. Slovenia
PATRICIA Layola Castro Investment Manager & Co-founder at VICTORIA Venture Capital SCR-PYME S.A.,  Barcelona Spain
Anne Lebreton-Wolf Business Angel  France
David Lembo Full Professor of Microbiology-Head,  Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Antiviral research. University of Turin Italy/ CEO of Panoxyvir Italy
Valerie Anne Lencznar Managing Director Netherlands
Paul Leufkens CEO of CART-Tech B.V. Netherlands
Jan  Leyssen Founder switchrs Belgium
Jerneja Loncar Founder at Good Tech Ventures  Slovenia
Elisabeth Lowenbourg-Brzezinski  CEO/Co-Founder, LEWLIS INVEST UG Germany/Austria.
Jesús Lozano Lopez Senior Investor at Repsol Corporate Venturing Spain
Santiago Lozano Manterole Tech Transfer Venture Funds Manager and Board member in different Tech Transfer Spin offs Spain
Jesus Lozano Perez Tech Transfer Venture Funds Manager and Board member in different Tech Transfer Spin offs Spain
Evert Lught Managing Director Netherlands
Anna  Maj FinTech Advisor – CreativeLink,  PayTech,  Mentor - PwC Startup Collider,  European Women Payments Network (EWPN) Poland
Ron Margalit  Founding Partner at Venture Kinetics Israel
Ákos Maróy Engineering Manager at Google Hungary
Elvira Martin Partner Energy for Business Spain
Gianluigi Martina COO @Gellify Italy
Raúl Martín-Ruiz Partner @ Ysios Capital  Spain
Tomas Martunas Founding Partner of Iron Wolf Capital Lithuania
Margaret Mary McKenna Director Elemental-Software Derry,  Entrepreneurship Expert Saïd Business School United Kingdom
Eva  Mendez Drug Discovery Advisor. Spain
Taryn Merinos CEO of Impulse4Women Spain
Aurelio Mezzotero Partner at Innogest SGR Italy
Luca Mion Head of Innovation and Technology Transfer at Hub Innovazione Trentino,  former Chairman of the Independent Investment Expert Group of the European Commission Italy
Max Mohammadi Founder & Chairman at Sweden
Philippe Moretto Innovation and Standards Senior Adviser France
Zlatolina Mukova Partner Bulgaria
Paul Murray  Partner at Atlantic Bridge Ireland
Mihaela Madalina  Nazare Manager R&D Programmes at Digital Catapult Romania
Domenico Nesci Partner at Lventure Group Italy
Marina Niforos Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris/ President, Logos Global Advisors Greece
Carl Nising Head of Corporate R&D Germany
Cosmin Ochisor Partner at Gapminder Ventures  Romania
Regla Iris Öhrn Ibarra Investment Advisor - Life Science and Healthcare Sweden
Adam Oliver Partner, MDS Advisory and Managing Director, Nile Partners United Kingdom
Drew O'Sullivan Advisor to European Angel Fund Ireland. Lead Equity Advisor with InterTradeIreland Ireland
Osman Gürcan Ozan Partner at ACT Venture Partners Türkiye
Jan Palasinski Investment Partner at Future Energy Ventures Italy
Cosimo Palmisano Digital Entrepreneur and VP of Business Development Italy
Florin Paun Head of Mission France, Romania
Rokas Peciulaitis Founder and Managing Partner at Contrarian Ventures Lithuania
Zoe Peden C Ananda Impact Ventures United Kingdom
Agata Pękalska Founder and Owner Minthorse Consulting Poland
Radmila  Phileva Country Manager / Business Development Area Manager SEE at GOGENETIC Life Science Management Consultancy Bulgaria
Theologos Prokopiou Managing Director at i4G - Incubation for Growth Greece
Lise Rechsteiner Partner at Propagator Ventures Norway
Kjersti  Reinsnos Managing Director, Europe - Equinor Ventures Norway
Philippe Richard President France
Flavia Richardson Chief Commercial Officer at Juice Ventures Romania
Elena Rico Vilar Managing Partner at IMPACT Partners Iberica - ER Spain
kerry Ritz Advisor at Auquan,  Non Executive Director at Krzana,  Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars United Kingdom
Erik Robertson CEO Sweden
Isabel Rocha Vice-Rector for Innovation, NOVA University Lisbon Portugal
Asier Rufino Bengoechea Co-founder of Tecnalia Ventures Spain
Marie-Elisabeth Rusling CEO,  Board Member  France
Jordi Safont General Partner and CEO at Lanzame Capital Spain
Yair Safrai Active Chairman Israel
Diana Saraceni Co-founder & General Partner at Panakes Partners Milano Italy
Ayse Sarigollu Guzel Partner at HATCH Ventures,  Vice Chairman of CEEC,  Business Angel Türkiye
Daniel Scherman Head of the Medicine and Life Sciences Division of the European Academy of Science,  France
Matthias Schneider Partner and Managing Director of Nouvel (Barcelona),   Founding Partner of Brand New World (Munich)  Austria
Marko Seppä Founder & CEO of Hippo Enabler, Owner & COB of VCC Finland
Cécile Sevrain Consultant France
Mihai Sfintescu Managing Director at Abilito Capital,  Venture Capitalist & Start-up Mentor Romania
Audra Shallal Managing Director at BOSS Consulting  US
Maria Shiao Sales Director,  FFE Ltd Spain
Sotiris Siagas Founding Partner,  TECS Capital Fund Greece
Maria Sipilä CEO of Sipilä Consulting Oy Finland
Eugene  Smyth Investment Manager with Dublin BIC Managed Funds, AIB Seed Capital Fund Ireland
ANDRE Soulage CEO of SAFE Competitiveness cluster  France
Rita Sousa Managing Director (Naves VC) Portugal
Atle Hugo Sovik COB 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 Engineering Norway
Nicolas Stephan Investment Director,  Innovative projects in Ecological and Energy transition,  ADEME Investissement SAS  France
masha stromme Chair of EXACT Therapeutics France
Lelde Stukle-Ojasalu Member of the Board Latvia
Tanya  Suarez Co-Founder of IoT Tribe,  CEO at BluSpecs Innovation Spain
Mirko Tadic Managing Director at Bridgeway - Startup Accelerator,  Venture Builder,  Innovation Consultancy and DIH Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hester  Tak Investment Manager at Oost NL in The Netherlands Netherlands
Daria Tataj Founder and CEO Poland 
Wenche Teigland Chairman of the Board in Powerzeek Norway
Fabrice Testa CEO at PHV SA Belgium
Helena Torras Managing Partner PaoCapital Spain
Almudena Trigo Founding Partner & Chairwoman at BeAble Capital Spain
Gerard van der Hoeven Managing Partner at and Netherlands
Michiel van Deursen Entrepreneur,  Founder & Investor,  Capital V Netherlands
Mari Vavulski Head of Startup Estonia Estonia
Guilhem velve casquillas CEO Elvesys SAS,  CEO Long Long Life SAS France
Nicolas Verschelden Global Innovation Director at AB InBev Luxembourg
Cristina Vicini-Rademacher Founder of Vicini Strategy,  Board Member at dFund,  and Board Member at Delaware Consulting International. Italy
Helena Vieira Associate Professor at University of Lisbon Portugal
Emil Vinterhav Co-founder and CEO of PASQ AB, Co-founder of The Moonhouse AB, Co-founder of V-kvadrat, Founder and CEO of Vinterstellar Sweden
Lilian-Eunice Volcan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Director’ Italy
Carlos  von Bonhorst Health Innovation/Business strategic advisor Belgium/ Portugal
Claus-Heiner von Riegen Vice President Business Model Innovation Germany
Sirio Vurro Sole Administrator Alfa-CM Srl; CEO Eco-Sistemi Srl Italy
Kasia Wierzbowska Co-Founder of Black Swan VC Poland
Gülsah Wilke Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ada Health, Co-Founder 2hearts Tech Community Germany
Norbert Windhab Vice President Strategic Projects Health Care Germany
Anne Worsoe Portfolio Manager at Bakken & Bæck,  Angel Investor No Isolation Oslo,  Co-funder Nordic Innovation House,  CEO of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association Norway
Sandra Wycech Innovation Community Manager at Bank of Ireland Poland 
Tatjana Zabasu Mikuz Managing Partner at South Central Ventures (SCV Fund Management) Slovenia
Martin Zadražil COO at Tescan Orsay Holding  Czech Republic
Jesùs Zurdo Senior Vice President Innovation and Venture Partnerships at Rentschler Biopharma SE  Spain
Luis Alberto Ruano Maron CEO RICARI Venture Capita+I2:I37l and board member in differnent startups and SME Spain
Pierre  Chauvineau Chairman of the Board at Sequana Medical  France
Shuli C. Shwartz Consultant, self employed Israel
Stefania Monni Senior Scientist and Team Leader of the Antenna Team at TNO Radar Technology Department Netherlands
Sebastian Dittrich Consultant Germany
Jose Laffitte Head of Engineering at CactusSoft  Spain
Dr. Vesselin Vassilev CEO of CASTRA Bulgaria
Guerric de Crombrugghe General Partner at Nuketech - Senior Advisor at ConstellR  Belgium
John  Cosmopoulos Senior Associate Director, Office for Technology Transfer & Industry Collaboration, Tufts University Greece
Marco  Janezic Founder & CEO, Blue Ribbon Partners GmbH, Munich Germany
Lukas  Guenther Partner at Sofinnova Partners Germany
Giuseppe  Starace Professor, Professional engineer and consultant/FULL PROFESSOR, CONSULTANT  Italy
Vincenzo  Antonucci  Innovation, Research Manager Italy
Marcel  Meeus Senior technical adviser Belgium
Sandra O’ Sullivan  Founder & CEO of SOSJ Consulting (Independent Sustainability Consultancy) Ireland
Fabrizio Porrino EMEA Head of Government Relations at ServiceNow, European Commission Expert, Strategic Advisor, and Senior Consultant Italy
Paola Teresa Maria Massari Founder and Director of Research and Innovation at INNOSTART S.r.l. Italy
Alberto Giusti CEO Guanxi Group, Partner Patrimon Cube, Partner Funding42 Italy
Panagiotis Stavropoulos Professor & EIT M CLC SE Advisory Board VC Greece
Marie Ester Moores Chief Operating Officer, BioInvent International, Innovation Specialist Ireland
Chiara Lorenzetto Principal Consultant and Founder, Niu Consulting STP SRL Italy
Andrew Parish PARTNER with WAKEUP CAPITAL Ireland
Jochem Weber  Chief Engineer at National Renewable Energy Laboratory Germany
Nina Diana  Costa Founder and Managing Director of NDConsult Ltd. Ireland
Adrien MULLER Investment Director France
Alberto   Tobias Independant consultant Spain
Olivier Rousseaux Director Venture Development for IMEC Belgium
Markus  Pflitsch Chairman, CEO and Founder Germany
Kerstin Bock  Co-Founder & CEO, Openers/Business Angel, Atomico Angel Programme/Former EIC Pilot Advisory Board member and former EIC Fund Invest Committee Member  Germany
Raluca  Vataseanu  CEO as Mentor, coach and consultant at SUNSHINE Conseil & Coaching France
Andrea  Baldoni Investor, Business Partner&Advisor/Founding Partner&CEO - Vettore Holding (seed VC)/Former Manager - Intesa Sanpaolo Group, ENI Group/Member IAG (Business Angel Association) Italy
Carla  Ibanez Investment Manager, EIT Food Spain
Marie Hurtgen Director Ventures & Technology Belgium
Juhani Talvela CEO Intellisys Oy and Chairman Foundation for Finnish Inventions Finland
David  Mossaz Managing Director & Senior Partner at INSIGN - Consulting France
Samantha  Barbero  Founding Partner/CEO valueXmatch  Italy
Xiaoli Hu Director Business Development Sweden
Tamara Obradov Venture Investor @Tablomonto | Founder @ web3 securitized NFTs | Board member | Ecosystem builder  Netherlands