Jerome Chifflet, born in 1956, is former entrepreneur, researcher, it was acting Head of Access to Finance Activity within EIT Digital (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) till 2015. He has extensive research background, including over 20 years in various positions ranging from Orange Labs research Manager to deputy research Director. Jerome also yields significant entrepreneurship expertise, having founded and managed Waidan as CEO from 2000 to 2004.Over the last five years within at EIT Digital, he acted as Business Development director for France before being appointed to Head Access to finance Europe. He also belongs to several Investment committees (PACA Investments, Sophia Business Angels) and Incubators (PACA –EST; Telecom Paris Tech incubators). In addition, Jerome is also member of the Telecom Paris research council and he was member of the editorial board of the Telecom System, international ICT review for many years. He is now acting as Head of Scientific and Technical Disciplines for Orange Labs Research.