Jean David Malo
Head of Unit, SMEs, Financial instruments and State Aid, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission Jean-David Malo started his career as head of internal control management in the Comité Professionnel de la Distribution de Carburants in France. He joined the European Commission in January 2001. From 2011 to 2013 he was managing a newly created unit in DG Research and Innovation, the main objective of which was to contribute to increase private finance and close market gaps in investing in research and innovation, notably in the context of Horizon 2020. Since 2014, this unit is now also covering the SMEs dimension of Horizon 2020, including in particular EUROSTARS II and the design and coordination of the SME Instrument and the Fast Track to Innovation pilot.