Science|Business covers re-organisation of DG Research & Innovation
Science|Business reports on 30 April 2019 that EU Commissioners approved details of a reorganisation for the Directorate General Research and Innovation. The new structure should allow the Commission to break down silos and to deliver R&I solutions for sustainable development. "This is really about establishing an agile, modern, cross-cutting administration, which really can elaborate policies and projects differently,” Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, is citied in the article.
According to Science|Business, the new organisation eliminates one layer and has three deputies primarily managing broad policy areas across the DG: Signe Ratso for "open innovation and international association", Wolfgang Burtscher for “science and policy transitions”, and Patrick Child for “implementation impact and sustainable investment strategies.” Current Director of Open Innovation & Open Science Jean-David Malo will lead a new task force established to run the European Innovation Council.
The reorganisation will be effective as of 1 June 2019.