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European Innovation Council (EIC) Ambassadors (2021 – 2027)

Many highly influential innovators have been involved in the creation and implementation of the EIC, including members of advisory boards, CEOs and researchers of companies and projects receiving EIC support and members of the juries that select projects for funding. To recognise these contributions and empower these innovators to speak about their experiences with the EIC, we have appointed a first set of EIC ambassadors.

The role of EIC Ambassadors is voluntary and they:

  • speak about the EIC at relevant events and with local, national and European media
  • are kept informed so they can communicate about the latest developments and impacts of the EIC
  • provide their insights and feedback to support further improvements to the EIC

Jo Bury

Managing Director of Flanders Institute of Biotechnology

Cristian Dascalu

Founded or co-founded several businesses and major projects aimed at the development of tech startups and digital innovation areas such as GapMinder VC, Techcelerator, ROTSA - Romanian Tech Startups Association, and others

Dermot Diamond

Professor of Sensor Science and Materials Chemistry and Principal Investigator, INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, Dublin City University, Consulting project advisor, Siemens Healthineers, Walpole MA USA

Angele Giuliano

CEO of AcrossLimits, Business Angel and President of the Maltese Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs

Ingmar Hoerr

​​​​​​​Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CureVac AG

Talis Juhna

Professor and vice-rector for research at Riga Technical University (RTU)

Bindi Karia

European Innovation Expert & Advisor, Connector of People and Businesses

Stavriana A. Kofteros

Vice Chair of the Research & Innovation Foundation, EIC Ambassador, EIC Jury Member and Director of Communication, Innovation & Digital of the Democratic Rally

Jerzy Langer

Physicist, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Carlos Oliveira

Serial Entrepreneur, Innovator, Executive President of José Neves Foundation

Emmanuel Stratakis

Research Director at the Institute of Electronic structure and laser (IESL) - Hellas (FORTH) and founder and CEO of Biomimetic PC

Roberto Verganti

Professor of Leadership and Innovation, Director, The Garden - Center for Design and Leadership, Stockholm School of Economics