Are you a leading academic, innovator, entrepreneur or researcher looking for an opportunity to help Europe recover from the crisis through innovation?
Do you want to help Europe transition to a greener, healthier and more sustainable future? Then the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has an opportunity for you.
The EIT is selecting up to four new members for its Governing Board. The Call of Expression of Interest is now open: apply until 30 September 2020 and help drive Europe’s ability to innovate.
The EIT Governing Board consists of 12 European innovation leaders appointed by the European Commission for a four-year mandate. The Board provides the EIT’s strategic leadership and is independent in its decision-making. More specifically, the Board is responsible for the selection, designation and evaluation of the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities.
About the Selection Procedure
The selection procedure for up to four new members of the EIT Governing Board begins with this Call for Expressions of Interest. Each member has a four-year, non-renewable mandate and Members are appointed in a personal capacity, acting independently and in the public interest.
Following the closure of the Call on 30 September 2020, a Steering Committee will evaluate the submissions and interview the highest-scoring candidates. The Steering Committee will then prepare a shortlist of candidates to be proposed as new members. The EIT Governing Board will assess and approve the shortlist and foward it to the European Commission.
The new members of the Governing Board will be appointed through a Commission Decision, expected in 2021. In its appointments, the Commission gives regard to the balance between higher education, research, innovation and business experience as well as to gender and geographical balance.
More information is available in the EIT Governing Board’s decision on the selection procedure here.
Submit your CV (maximum three pages) and the application form (both completed in English) to EIT-APPLICATIONS-GB@eit.europa.eu by 23:59 CET on 30 September 2020.
Application deadline: 23:59 CET, 30 September 2020