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EC Directorate General Research and Innovation under re-organisation

As reported by Science Business, the DG new structure will allow the Commission to better deliver R&I solutions for sustainable development. The objective is to establish an "agile, modern, cross-cutting administration, which really can elaborate policies and projects differently,”  according to Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation who is citied in the article.

  • Posted on: 03.05.2019
  • Belgium

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The new organisation will establish three deputies primarily managing broad policy areas across the DG: Signe Ratso for "open innovation and international association", Wolfgang Burtscher for “science and policy transitions”, and Patrick Child for “implementation impact and sustainable investment strategies.” Current Director of Open Innovation & Open Science Jean-David Malo will lead a new task force established to run the European Innovation Council.

The reorganisation will be effective as of 1 June 2019.

DG R&I Organigram as of 1 June 2019


Original Sources for more information and updates:

"New-look EU research department aims to overcome bureaucratic silos"

Science|Business covers re-organisation of DG Research & Innovation


S&T field/scope: General | Affilation and Pillar: Research and innovation community, Policy Dialogue, Research and Innovation support Initiatives | Geographical focus: EU Member States