Martin Kern appointed as EIT 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. Martin Kern is currently holding the position of EIT Interim Director. Prior to joining the EIT in 2014 as a Chrief Operation Officer, Mr. Kern worked at the European Commission for 15 years in a variety of posts.
Chairman of the EIT Governing Board Dirk Jan van den Berg stated, "The EIT needs an experienced and motivated Director at its helm and I am pleased Martin Kern will become Director. 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.'
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