27 / 08 / 2019
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:
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.’