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Impact Officer – Entrepreneurship and Business Creation, EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Laurent Roux joined the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), http://eit.europa.eu, as Entrepreneurship Officer in September 2013, and became Impact Officer – Entrepreneurship and Business Creation in Nov 2017. He is mainly responsible for the EIT Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs) Entrepreneurship and Business Creation activities across EU-28, including synergies with other EU and National Business Creation programs, and also focuses on the EIT Monitoring of the KIC activities, through Key Performance Indicators, Scoreboards, including H2020 ones, and on site in-depth broader strategic Evaluations and Reviews focusing on Results, Impact and Financial Sustainability. Laurent Roux represents EIT on the board of the EIT Alumni association. Laurent Roux also leads the EIT Women Leadership and Entrepreneurship activities, and the organization of the annual EIT Awards and Innovation Tour, as a member of the organizing team of EIT annual Innovation festival INNOVEIT.

Laurent Roux is a graduate from the INSEAD MBA program and holds a MScEE from INSA Lyon, France. Before joining the EIT, Laurent Roux worked for the French Ministry of Finance Trade Commissions in North America and Asia Pacific as Head of IT, and for US MNCs in corporate business development roles. In the past, he’s also advised Internet start-ups and has been an active Angel Investor in San Francisco and Singapore.