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EIC president seeks to ‘stir up entrepreneurship’ in science

Image: European Committee of the Regions [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0], via Flickr

Michiel Scheffer outlines his priorities and concerns for Europe as he starts new role

Europe needs more careers for PhD holders and a greater sense of entrepreneurship among scientists to meet its innovation goals, the new and inaugural president of the European Innovation Council board has warned.

The EIC has a €10 billion 2021-27 budget to fund the development of breakthrough technologies and their commercialisation as part of the EU’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. It launched as a fully fledged funder in 2021, building on various existing instruments, but only got its first full board president on 1 June, after years of having an interim chair.

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