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EIT Governance: Flexible and accountable

Our light and decentralised operation, steered by the EIT Governing Board and Management Team, draws its strength from our partners and innovators.

A web of partnerships with a clear goal

Our Knowledge and Innovation Community structures allow our partners and innovators to refine ideas, train talent, and create businesses between themselves to fight global challenges. Our job at the EIT is to ensure our Community is making headway on our sustainability goals and making Europe a leader in this domain.

Read more about our funding model and how we keep the entire EIT Community accountable to our members and to European citizens.

Meet our leadership

Martin Kern has managed EIT operations as Director since 1 August 2014. He reports to a fully independent EIT Governing Board comprised of high-calibre figures from the business and academic worlds. Under the chairmanship of Nektarios Tavernarakis since 1 July 2022, the EIT Governing Board provides strategic guidance and selects, evaluates, and supports the Knowledge and Innovation Communities. 

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