Dr. Jana Kolar
Dr. Kolar is Executive Director of CERIC-ERIC, a research infrastructure consortium in material science, established by the European Commission’s Implementing decision. She has a broad range of expertise, ranging from research to policy development and implementation, to innovation.
Trained as a chemist, she had published more than 60 peer reviewed papers and a European patent. She is currently a member of the Governing Board of European Institute of Technology and Innovation (EIT), a member of the ERA Council Forum Austria – a high-level expert body advising the Austrian Minister responsible for Science and Research, and a member of the High Level Group of Innovators for a European Innovation Council, that advises the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation.