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European Innovation Council
News article7 November 20221 min read

The European Innovation Council welcomes its 10th Programme Manager

EIC Programme Manager Carina Faber

The European Innovation Council (EIC) warmly welcomes its 10th Programme Manager. Carina Faber covers the field of renewable energy conversion and alternative resource exploitation. One of her focus areas will be the production and utilisation of alternative fuels and chemicals. It means that renewable energy and simple feedstock, such as CO2, nitrogen or waste are employed to supply daily-life products instead of using fossil resources as energy and carbon source. This is inspired by nature, where photosynthesis transforms sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugar molecules. With her extensive experience, the EIC increases the scope of technological and application areas and expands its vision-building capabilities and its pro-active approach to managing portfolios of projects. The EIC is proud to have appointed the fourth female Programme Manager.

Meet the new Programme Manager

Background information

Through EIC Programme Managers, the EIC is adopting innovative ways to manage funding. They are high-level experts employed by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency to develop visions for future technology and innovation breakthroughs and to manage one or more EIC Portfolios to achieve these visions. They work in close interaction with EIC funded projects as well as the wider innovation ecosystem within their fields, including the European Institute of Innovation Technology (EIT), European Research Council (ERC), and Member State and private initiatives.

They are high-level experts in their field and in the EU innovation landscape and are appointed full-time for a period of up to four years within the EIC. They are supported by EIC Project Officers and interact with the EIC Board. The EIC Programme Managers are subject to strict rules concerning conflicts of interest and confidentiality.

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Publication date
7 November 2022