On Thursday, 28 June 2016 in the European Parliament in Brussels, the EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas met the K4I Forum to inform on the latest developments of the EIC initiative. The Commission received more than 1000 contributions in response to the public consultation. Among other, Commissioner Moedas considers as very important to establish of a group of innovation advisors, create a one-stop-shop for innovation, adapt the evaluation criteria in line with high risk profile ventures, organise face-to-face meetings with the innovation teams and provide access to mentors.
K4I Forum Chair Lambert van Nistelrooij underlined the importance of integrating all parts of Europe in the EIC initiative and Prof. Jerzy Buzek emphasised the need for innovators to recognise the added value of the EIC.
Mr. Gernot Klotz, K4I President, informed on the recent developments of INPACT and thanked the Commissioner for his continued support.
Carlos Moedas,Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation
Lambert van Nistelrooij
Chair of the K4I Forum Governing Board
EUREC / Fraunhofer-ISE
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant / Flemisch department of Economy, Science & innovation