Programme managers

Through EIC Programme Managers, the EIC is adopting innovative ways to manage funding

About EIC programme managers

EIC Programme Managers are responsible for developing visions for technological and innovation breakthroughs, the active management of portfolios of EIC supported projects to support these visions, and bringing together stakeholders to put these visions into reality.
Programme Managers are appointed full-time for a period of up to four years within the EIC and must have deep expertise in their field, experience managing multidisciplinary teams and programmes, and strong abilities to communicate and influence. Programme managers come from varied backgrounds, including companies, universities, national laboratories, nonprofit and federally funded research centers.

The current programme managers are:

Iordanis Arzimanoglou

Area of expertise: Biomedicine and biotechnology
Iordanis Arzimanoglou has vast experience in innovation in the areas of genetics, cancer research, biotechnology, and AI-based medicine from both research and management sides. He directed cancer genetic research groups at Cornell University and Lennox Hill Hospital, NY. Also, he was the CEO of the Aarhus biocluster and the Thessaloniki Innovation Zone managing companies. He has numerous publications in the fields of medical genetics as well as innovation strategy and management.

Find out more about Iordanis on LinkedIn
Start date: June 2020

Expert group on proactive management of the EIC

The Commission created an Expert Group to provide advice and assistance on the development of pro-active programme management in the EIC pilot phase (2018-2020), and for the launch of the fully-fledged EIC in Horizon Europe (2021 – 2027). Read more about the expert group