The European Innovation Council (EIC) warmly welcomes Isabel Obieta as a new Programme Manager, covering the field of responsible electronics. With her arrival, the EIC increases the scope of technological and application areas and expands its vision-building capabilities and its pro-active approach to managing portfolios of projects. The EIC is particularly proud to have appointed the third female Programme Manager.

Meet the new Programme Manager

Background information

Through EIC Programme Managers, the EIC is adopting innovative ways to manage funding. They are high-level experts employed by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Agency to develop visions for future technology and innovation breakthroughs and to manage one or more EIC Portfolios to achieve these visions. They work in close interact with EIC funded projects as well as the wider innovation ecosystem within their fields, including the European Institute of Innovation Technology (EIT), European Research Council (ERC), and Member State and private initiatives. They are high-level experts in their field and in the EU innovation landscape and are appointed to work in the EIC for a limited duration up to four years. They are supported by EIC Project Officers and will interact with the EIC Board and President. The EIC Programme Managers are subject to strict rules concerning conflicts of interest and confidentiality.

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