The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) today announced that Martin Kern has been appointed as EIT Director by the EIT Governing Board. This decision will help the EIT deliver on its mission to increase Europe’s ability to innovate in 2020 and beyond.
Newly appointed EIT Director Martin Kern said: “I am delighted by this appointment and honoured to have been selected to lead the EIT. Innovation is defining our future and the EIT has developed a unique model that delivers solutions to pressing global challenges. Together with the EIT team in Budapest, we will maximise the EIT Community’s impact for our planet, Europe and its citizens. Under the EIT Governing Board’s strategic guidance and in close cooperation with the European institutions and stakeholders supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, we will continue to make innovation happen.”
Chairman of the EIT Governing Board Dirk Jan van den Berg stated: “The EIT needs an experienced and motivated Director at its helm and I am pleased Martin Kern will become Director. The Board has appointed a proven leader who will continue to steer the EIT on a successful path as it prepares for an increased mandate under Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027.”