Senior Policy Adviser
EIC & EISMEA
Eric-Olivier is Senior Policy Adviser within “EIC Board, Strategy and Feedback to Policy” Unit at the European Innovation Council (EIC) and SME Executive Agency (EISMEA) of the European Commission. He is contributing to the development of the European Innovation Council since 2018.
From 2007 to 2013, he served as Counsellor for Science & Technology within the French permanent representation to the EU, managing the 2008 French Presidency then negotiating Horizon 2020 regulation.
As seconded national expert from the French Ministry in charge of research and technology, he joined the European Commission for the first time in 2004. As such, he participated to the design of the Risk Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF), the first ever financial instrument supporting research and innovation.
Eric-Olivier is « Ancien élève de l’École Nationale d’Administration » (ENA - 2001-2003) and is holding a PhD in public law (international relations and defence).