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15 May 2014

Maria Khorsand elected new President of EARTO

The EARTO Executive Board elected Maria Khorsand as President of EARTO (the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations). She took on her position on 9 May 2014, after receiving unanimous support from EARTO General Assembly Members. Maria Khorsand is the CEO of SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. SP is the leading and largest technical research institute in Sweden.

The handover took place during the successful 2014 EARTO Annual Conference, jointly organised with Forschung Austria. Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn addressed the audience as well as Director General of DG Research and Innovation, Robert-Jan Smits. Maria Khorsand said she is honored to serve as the voice of 350 European Research and Technology Organisations at a time of great challenges and expressed her strong conviction that EARTO will remain a key partner for EU RD&I policy-makers in Europe in the years to come with key issues coming up soon on the EU agenda.

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