The Commission has announced the appointment of Michiel Scheffer as the President of the Board of the European Innovation Council (EIC). The EIC was established under the Horizon Europe programme and has a budget of over €10 billion, to identify and scale up breakthrough technologies and disruptive innovation. Michiel Scheffer, a Dutch national with over 20 years of professional experience in the innovation field, will bring his extensive network and expertise to the position. He has worked in business, academia, and public policy and is the founder and CEO of Polisema BV, which provides advice and investment to start-ups.
The starting date of Michiel Scheffer’s appointment is still to be determined.