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European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

The Agency implements the European Innovation Council and manages other EU programmes focusing on SME support, innovation and the single market

Become an EIC Programme Manager and lead the next wave of European deep-tech innovation. Deadline extended

EIC programme managers
Programme Managers provide the inspiration, drive and leadership to develop and promote their vision for future technology that matters.

The European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (​EISMEA) published a call for expression of interest to recruit up to six European Innovation Council (EIC) Programme Managers (PMs).

Currently four EIC PMs are already proactively managing portfolio of high-risk, high-impact projects in biotechnology and health, med-tech and medical devices, materials for energy and environment and energy systems. With this call the EIC aims to further expand its activities into other technological areas.

EISMEA values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment for all. For this call, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Apply by 30 September


A look into the role with current Programme Managers:

The European Innovation Council and SME Executive Agency (EISMEA) is responsible for developing and implementing the European Innovation Council under the guidance of an independent EIC Board and in cooperation with investments made by the EIC Fund. The Agency also manages other EU programmes in the fields of SME support, innovation ecosystems, single market, consumer policy and interregional innovation investments.

We employ highly qualified and motivated professionals who are experts in their respective fields from 27 EU Member States making EISMEA a culturally diverse and interesting place to work.

If you have a question, comment or request, get in touch. Our website offers the possibility to contact the Agency by using a contact form.


European Innovation Council

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breakthrough technologies and innovations
with the potential to scale up internationally.

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Part of the Single Market Programme covering competitiveness of enterprises, governance of the internal market and standardisation and consumers.

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