27 / 08 / 2019

EIT appointed Martin Kern as its new Director

On 23 August 2019, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) announced that Martin Kern has been appointed as EIT Director by the EIT Governing Board. Having a 15-year EU experience at the European Commission, Martin Kern joined the EIT in 2014 and worked as Interim Director and Chief Operation Officer.   As EIT Director, he will:
  • act as its legal representative and be responsible for its operations and management;
  • be accountable to the Governing Board and report on the development of its activities.
  The Chairman of the EIT Governing Board, Dirk Jan van den Berg, stated: ‘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.’   More information