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Evaluations EIC pilot

Evaluations EIC pilot

The EIC SME Instrument is a central part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot, targeting radically new, breakthrough products, services, processes or business models that open up new markets. Under the EIC pilot, the SME Instrument will undergo a radical change. Companies that pass the initial selection stage for Phase 2 awards, will have to pitch their innovation projects in front of a panel of jury experts, consisting of private investors, business angels and other players in the innovation ecosystem. This complements the existing paper based assessment in order to take full account of the personal qualities and motivations of the applicant innovators. 

For more details on the evaluation procedure read the guidelines for applicants.

The list of jury members consists of 15% business angels, 20% entrepreneurs, 20% venture capitalists, with other experts coming from larger corporates, innovation hubs and accelerators. The majority of the experts are women.

The list is regularly updated as new experts join the jury.

Name

Affiliation

Nationality

Kristin Aamodt

Managing Director Statoil Technology Invest

NO

Remi Alquier

President ID&SENSE; Toulouse Business School;  INNOV@ Invest

FR

Pedro Alvarez Bretones

Partner Food Evolutions, Food Industry Changemaker

ES

Anna Amati

Founder and Owner META Group

IT

Marta Baptista

Innovation Manager at Beta-i - Association for the Promotion of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

PT

Ana Barjasic

Director at EBAN; Founder and CEO Connectology Investments; Global Entrepreneurship Network

HR

Brigitte Baumann Gervais

founder and CEO of Go Beyond Investing, ex-EBAN president

FR

Jonathan Berger

CEO at the Kitchen Food Tech Hub

IL

Larissa Best

LBAN; Executive Director Equilibre Luxembourg; serial entrepreneur; FJD (Young Directors Luxembourg)

LU

Claudia Blomgren-Hansen

LIFE SCIENCE PLUS Advokater Denmark; ex-Director R&D LEO Pharma

DE

Christine Bosse

Board member in international orientated companies (Allianz, TDC, BankNordik, Tele Greenland, Nunaoil, etc.)

DK

John B. Carrigan

Chief Scientist @ RebelBio Accelerator; Sean O Sullivan Ventures

IR

Dominique Chambas

Owner, founder and board member (TRF Retail, aldata, SQLI) 

FR

Lucia Chierchia

Head of Innovation Hub @ Electrolux Group

IT

Dilek Dayinlarli

Managing Partner at ScaleX Ventures; Kauffman fellow

TR

Sara Paulina

De Oliveira Monteiro

Executive Director P-BIO (Portugal's Biotech Industry Organization)

PT

Aletta Debernardi

Director Operations of the Netherlands eScience Center

NL

Muriel Desaeger

General Manager of Technology Trends Analysis, Toyota Motor Europe

BE

Patricia Dimond

COO Value Retail Management; IMD Switzerland; various C-level operating roles

UK

Kirsten Drejer

Co-founder and CEO of Symphogen; Board member Vækstfonden

DK

Javier Echarri

CEO EBN, former Secretary General EVCA/InvestEurope

ES

Mar Eroles Navarro

President at Innovation Forum Barcelona

ES

Leo Exter

Chief Energizer at Hack Belgium; Founder @westartup

BE

Cristina Fanjul Alonso

Managing Director CEEI Asturias

ES

Carla Filotico

Partner at SpaceTec Partners

IT

Uli Fricke

CEO at FunderNation; Triangle Venture Capital Group; Invest Europe

DE

Maria Eugenia Girón

Corporación Financiera Alba; Executive Director IE Business School

ES

Angele Giuliano

CEO AcrossLimits & iSmart; Business Angel with Rising Tide & Go Beyond Investing; President Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs

MT

Daria Gołębiowska-Tataj

Founder and EO Tataj Innovation; World Economic Forum; ex-Governing Board EIT

PL

Franz-Werner Haas

Curevac AG

DE

Sebastian Haas

Managing Director Mobility Services Hub MSH GmbH; MEP Mobile Equity Partners GmbH

DE

Anna Hejka

Poland Growth Fund; MIT Technology Juror

PL

Søren Hejnfelt CBDO @ Finestmedia; CEO @ Nordic 360, Startup Wise Guys Estonia DK

Isabella Hermann-Schön

Managing Partner at Round2 Capital Partners

AT

Maria-Victoria Hernandez

Board and C-level executive for Telcos, ICT, BPO and Fintech business; Shareholder at Sequeris

FR

Janneke Hoedemaekers

Managing director MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology (@UT) and High Tech Factory

NL

Kristin Hollung

Research Director, Food and Health at Nofima

NO

Anne Hovi Worsøe

Portfolio Manager at Bakken & Bæck; Angel Investor No Isolation Oslo; Co-funder Nordic Innovation House; CEO of the Norwegian Venture Capital Association

NO

Lina A. Huertas

Head of Technology Strategy for Digital Manufacturing, MTC - Manufacturing Technology Centre

UK/CO

Sue Hunter

Chairman of the Investment Committee at Frog Capital

UK

Barbara Imhof

Executive Board Member at Women in Aerospace Europe; Co-Founder and Managing Director LIQUIFER Systems Group

AT

Tatiana Issaeva

Managing Partner at Fluent Digital Capital

FI

Katarzyna Janocha

board member at Centre for Innovation and Technology Commercialization Foundation (CIKT); MIT Technology Review; Co-founder

PL

Ada Jonuse

entrepreneur Lympo, A.lot parking; PM screen group;

LT

Sonja Jost

CEO and Head of R&D, DexLeChem

DE

Nora Kaarela

Director & Head of Industry, Health and Wellbeing Finpro; several board positions

FI

Stavriana Kofteros

Co-Founder Start-up Cyprus; Global Entrepreneurship Network Cyprus Board; VP European Start-up Network; WEF European Digital Leaders; Angel investor

CY

Tanja Kufner

 Managing Director at Rainmaking Innovation;

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation and Energy

DE

Magnus Graf Lambsdorff Partner at Lakestar; HitFox Group DE

Giny Laroche

Partner The Impact Lab sàrl

LU

Patricia Layola Castro

Investment Manager & Co-founder at VICTORIA Venture Capital SCR-PYME S.A., Barcelona

ES

Anne Lebreton-Wolf

Business Angel, member of FBA and Finance teacher at IFAM and ISEG

FR

Valérie-Anne Lencznar

Managing Director Think Smart Grid

FR

Monika Lessl

VP Head of Corporate Innovation and R&D at Bayer AG

DE

Evert Jaap Lugt

Managing Director at YES!Delft

NL

Anna Maj

 FinTech Advisor – CreativeLink, PayTech; Mentor - PwC Startup Collider; European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

PL

Claire McHugh

CEO Axonista; BlackBox Accelerator SFX; Startup Next Ireland

IE

Mary McKenna

Director Elemental-Software Derry, Entrepreneurship Expert Saïd Business School

UK

Gemma Milne

Co-Founder at Science: Disrupt; Freelance Tech and Science Journalist

UK

Zlatolina Mukova

Partner at NEVEQ capital Partners; former Vice-Minister Transport and Communication

BG

Madalina Nazare

Manager R&D Programmes at Digital Catapult

RO

Iris Öhrn

Investment Advisor Life Science/ Healthcare
Business Region Göteborg AB

SE

Florin Paun

Director Innovation Group at Akka Technologies; ex-Innovation Director Onera – The French Aerospace lab

RO

Olivier Perrinot

Engineering Director at Gemalto

FR

René Reijtenbagh

Board Member of BAN Nederland, Vice President of Business Angels Europe; CEO of Business Angels Connect

NL

Philippe Richard

CEO at Pegase Croissance Accelerator; ex-VP Commercial & Business Development ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab

FR

Erik Robertson

Managing Director at Nordic Game Resources AB; CEO Redikod AB

SE

Andrea Rosen

Chief Innovation Officer at CUBE gmbh Berlin; The Junction Tel Aviv

DE

Marie-Elisabeth Rusling

CEO Business Angels Europe

FR

Diana Saraceni

Co-founder & General Partner at Panakes Partners Milano

IT

Ayse Nil Sarigollu

CEO Cardtec

TR

Oliver Schlüter

CFO NOVALIQ GmbH

DE

Marko Seppä

CEO Venture Capital Corporation Oy; Co-Founder MarkMan Ky; Global Enabler Corporation

FI

Cecile Sevrain

Co-founder Tiime; Managing Director LBAN; Program officer EBAN Impact Investment Committee

FR

Maria Shiao

Senior IT and Telecoms business executive, Technology investor, expert and advisor (IoT, Smart Cities), ICT and Future Cities Executive Panel at Institution for Engineering and Technology.

Lead investor and deal leader at Rising Tide Europe

ES

Tanya Suarez

Co-Founder of IoT Tribe; CEO at BluSpecs Innovation

ES

Hilde Tonne

Chief Innovation Officer in the Ramboll Group, head of the Advisory Board of Digital Norway and member of the Board of Directors of Danske Bank Group and Chair of the Board of Directors of Hafslund AS

NO

Ewa A. Treitz

Partner @Black Pearls VC; Kauffman Fellow; Mentor@Techstars

PL

Mari Vavulski

Head of Startup Estonia

EE

Adiari Vazquez

VC Investment Manager Caixa Capital; International Venture Club 

US/PT

Jelena Vester

Business angel, early stage business/start-up investor; Corporate Board member

LT

Cristina Vicini

International Senior Executive, Independent Board Director, Entrepreneur, Impact investor, President at TIAW.org

IT

Helena Vieira

Director at BLUEBIO ALLIANCE; CEO and President BIOALVO SA

PT

Claus von Riegen

Vice President, Head of Business Model Innovation SAP

DE

Ingrid von Streng Velken

Director of strategy and innovation in the energy company BKK. Chair of the Board of BKK Grønn InVest (BKKs venture).

NO

Sandra Wycech

Startup Community Manager at Bank of Ireland

PL

Jose Zurstrassen

Chairman MyMicroInvest.com; Skynet; Belgacom; Keytrade Bank 

BE

 

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