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M. Martin Kern, Chief Operaing Officer and Interim Director
Martin Kern - Interim Director Martin Kern is the EIT Interim Director since 1 August 2014, where he is responsible for managing the Institute's operations. Prior to joining, he worked at the European Commission for 15 years in a variety of posts, mainly in the area of enlargement policy having started his career with a short stint at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Working for the EU, he held a variety of positions, the latest being Head of Operations at the EU Delegation to Serbia where he coordinated the programming and implementation of EU funds to bring Serbia closer to EU accession and among many issues, he led the EU’s rapid response following the disastrous floods in Serbia in May 2014. Previously, he worked as country coordinator for financial assistance for the Turkey team in the European Commission’s DG Enlargement. In 2009, he was seconded to the Swedish Foreign Ministry in Stockholm during their EU Presidency by the European Commission. He started his career in the EU in Lithuania and Estonia, working in the EU Delegations and helping the two countries join the EU and ending his 6 years in the Baltic States as Acting Head of the EU Representation in Tallinn. Following the accession of the ten new Member States to the EU in 2004, he continued working on financial assistance, dealing inter alia with the anti-corruption policies and irregularity follow up in the use of EU funds in Bulgaria and Romania around the time of their accession. He started his career after a brief stint at the UN and has Master degrees in Economics and English from the University of Heidelberg and in European Studies from the University of Reading. The EIT Director is part of the EIT Management Team, which oversees the day-to-day work of the EIT.

L’Institut européen d’innovation et de technologie (EIT) est un organe indépendant de l’UE. Nous renforçons la capacité d’innovation de l’Europe en stimulant l’esprit d’entreprise et en soutenant les nouvelles idées.  Pour renforcer la capacité d’innovation de l’Europe, des mesures doivent être prises pour remédier à la fragmentation du paysage de l’innovation européen. C’est à ce niveau qu’intervient l’EIT. Nous jouons un rôle d’avant-garde dans la croissance durable et la compétitivité de l’Europe en renforçant la capacité d’innovation de l’UE dans un contexte mondial dynamique. L’EIT rassemble les trois acteurs du «triangle de la connaissance» (entreprises, secteur éducatif et recherche) pour former des partenariats transfrontaliers dynamiques: les communautés de la connaissance et de l’innovation (CCI / Knowledge and Innovation Communities - KIC). Ces CCI: développent des produits et services innovants; créent de nouvelles entreprises; et forment une nouvelle génération d’entrepreneurs. En collaborant étroitement au sein des CCI, des entreprises, universités et centres de recherche de premier plan parviennent à des solutions plus efficaces et plus innovantes pour l’Europe.

The EIT is an independant body of the European Union set up in 2008 to spur innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe to overcome some of its greatest challenges.


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