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Iordanis Arzimanoglou


Iordanis Arzimanoglou - EIC Programme Manager


EIC Program Manager for health and biotechnology

Iordanis  Arzimanoglou has a thirty-year postdoctoral international career. Since June 2020, he has been the Programme Manager for Health and Biotechnology at the EIC, where he´s responsible for developing visions for technological and innovation breakthroughs. Iordanis has previously worked as an EIC Coach & Senior advisor to genomic/genetic SMEs. Iordanis was the Chief Executive Officer of the Thessaloniki Innovation Zone managing company, and prior to that, Chief Executive Officer of the Aarhus Botech Cluster Company (BMF) and was Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedicine Aarhus University.

Earlier in his career, he was the Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York and prior to that, he was Chief of Cancer Genetics Research Program at Lennox Hill Hospital, New York. Before joining Lenox Hill, he was a research scientist in the Division of Medical Genetics at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Iordanis holds a PhD from the University of Athens, Greece in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, a Boston University Graduate Certificate in international business management and performed his postdoctoral work in the Department of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York.

Start date: June 2020


Events in the health & biotechnology portfolio 2022

  1. 13 - 14 October
    Health Tech Innovation Days (HTIDs) , Paris (FR)
  2. 22 - 27 September
    EIC Challenges Workshop with Member States
    • Organised by the Programme Managers' Office 
    • Please find individual reports and Power Point presentations for the session here
  3. 21 September
    InnovEIT – Paris, FR
  4. 30 June
    Workshop on Licensing in biotech: Experiences and lessons learned from selected EU and US cases (online)

     (organised by EIC)

  5. 22 - 23 June
    EIT Health - Gold Track, Paris, FR
  6. 13 April
    EurA Workshop: EIC Funding Programs for Life Science Research and Business Development (online)
  7. 21 March
    Workshop at Bio Innovation Conference, Copenhagen, DK
  8. 3 March
    Health Industry conference – French Presidency, Paris, FR