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20 Jan 2017

Moedas announces members of High Level Group of Innovation Advisers

On 20 January 2017, the European Commission has announced the 15 members of the new High Level Group that will advise the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation in Horizon 2020 and future research and innovation programmes.

Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: "I am delighted that we have managed to attract such a high-calibre group of innovators operating in different fields to assist the Commission in designing a new approach to supporting innovation under the working title of a European Innovation Council. I am confident that they will bring a vital user perspective, helping us to design an approach that is fit for purpose and targeted on boosting the quality of EU support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation on which Europe's prosperity increasingly relies."

The High Level Group of Innovators brings together leading personalities from across Europe with a wide range of expertise in business innovation, including entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and other major players in the innovation ecosystem. Members were selected from 469 candidates who responded to a public call for expressions of interest, with the aim of ensuring high-level professional experience and a good balance in terms of skills, experience, knowledge, geographical diversity, gender and age. The Group will hold its first meeting in March.

See the list of members here: HLG

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