Official appointment of the EIT Governing Board

The EIT's first Governing Board was officially appointed on 30th July 2008 following a selection process which began in February this year.

The 18-strong Board provides a collective balance of expertise and experience from the worlds of higher education, research, business and innovation in Europe.

The inaugural Board meeting has already been set for 15th September in Budapest and the Board's first major task will be the selection and launching of the first 2-3 Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) by the end of 2009 / start of 2010.

See also: Europa Press Release (IP/08/1220), including short biographies of the Board members.