Constantijn chosen into the European Innovation Councilhttp://www.nu.nl/economie...ropese-innovatieraad.html
Prince Constantijn will advise the European Commission on innovation. He is one of the fifteen "leading personalities" chosen from 469 candidates to take place in the European Innovation Council. Also the Dutch Marjolein Helder of the company Plant-e, which takes electricity from plants, is a member as announced by EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas (Research and Innovation) on Friday. The first meeting will be in March.
The board should ensure that the research and science program Horizon 2020 mainly supports projects which could be tapped new markets. Initially 2.5 billion euro will be available. Its prosperity is increasingly dependent on innovative products and services, thus Moedas.
The 47-year-old Constantijn adheres been working on innovation and innovative start-ups. He previously worked as chief of cabinet for EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes (digital market) and recommends since early 2015 its successor Andrus Ansip.