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Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A Growth Model for Europe Beyond the Crisis with Preface by Manuel Castells 

Book launched in the United States (2015), Middle East (2018), Europe (2018), Published by Tataj Innovation Library New York

To increase productivity and create value, businesses and governments need to innovate. But how can entire regions, countries and continents innovate in a fast changing world where old economies have broken down?

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'Fundamental, innovative book on innovation that will reshape the way we think.' - Prof. Manuel Castells, #1 most quoted communication scholar in the world 
'An outstanding book that can be added to the must-read list on innovation.' - Marisa Poncela García, Trade Minister of Spain

 

 

The high-level policy report published under Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (European Commission, 2019)

Commissioned by Montenegro’s government, leading research and innovation policy experts in Europe including Jari Totti (FI), Jean-Michel Dalle (FR) and Domen Bole (SL), set out policy recommendations for country’s new growth model.

'Dr. Tataj, I cannot find the proper words to express my gratitude to you for helping Montenegro to find its way towards a functional innovative ecosystem. I am personally very happy to have a chance for meeting people like you.' - Dr. Sanja Damjanovic, Minister of Science of Montenegro

 

 

101 Ideas on the future of Research and Innovation in Europe

The collection of ideas gathered during workshops with leading policy advisors in Europe (European Commission, 2019)

Inspired by EU President Juncker’s request to have a Europe-wide, open debate on the Future of Europe, leading research and innovation policy experts in Europe curate ideas following in-depth policy discussions with experts from 18 EU Member States.

View videos from Tour d'Europe where 101 Ideas were collected and discussed

 

Informe COTEC 2018

COTEC Informe is the key publication on research and innovation policy in Spain (COTEC, 2018)

Honored to feature in Informe COTEC 2018 along with Teresa Ribera, Spain’s Minister of Environment, Nerea Luis, AI scientist, and Maria Luz Rodriguez, expert on digitalization and jobs. My quote: ‘It is important to create innovation districts, that means environments where scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs from all domains o society can work together’.

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The Academic Underpinnings of the European Innovation Council 

Leading EU policy experts share insights on the European Innovation Council (European Commission, 2018)

Leading research and innovation policy experts in Europe, including among others, Roberto Verganti (IT), Carsten Dreher (DE), Koenraad Debackere (BE)  shape Horizon Europe, a €100 billion programme, which introduces the EIC, a new €10 billion  instrument to help growth EU science and tech startups and scaleups to global markets.

 

 

Mission-Oriented Research and Innovation Policy

Reflection on how to change EU policy from grand challenges to  mission-orientation (European Commission, 2018)

Following the invitation of the EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas for Research, Science and Innovation, and a dedicated meeting with him in December 2017, leading research and innovation policy experts in Europe, including among others, Luke Georghiou (UK),  Andrea Renda (IT), Julio Celis (DK) share strategic perspectives on mission-oriented policy.

 

 

Europe’s Future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World 

Co-authored by members of RISE High-Level Policy Advisors to EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (European Commission, 2017)

Leading research and innovation policy experts in Europe who provide direct advise to Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (2015-2019), present  a strategic reflection on openness of R&I policy.

 

Start-ups, Scale-ups and Entrepreneurship in Romania

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The high-level policy report published under Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (European Commission, 2018)

Commissioned by Romania’s government, leading research and innovation policy experts in Europe including Paulo Andrez (PT), Jean-Michel Dalle (FR) and Jari Romanainen (FI), set out policy recommendations for country’s new growth model.

 

 

Views of 2030: Transport, manufacturing, education and health

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Insights on Europe’s key industries following a strategy workshop with ScienceBusiness Network (ScienceBusiness, 2015)

When old economies are falling down, business as usual is not an option and the traditional sectors require government innovation. This report outlines emerging trends, hybrid business models and disruptive technologies which affect Europe’s future and require policy action.

 

 

Open Innovation 2.0 Yearbook: The EIT as impact investment institute

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Based on hands-on experience setting up a daring policy experiment which transformed dozens of startup ecosystems across Europe (European Commission, 2015)

With Prof. Alexander von Gabain, Chairman of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, we explain our vision behind the EIT as a Eur 2.7 billion impact investment fund with a novel governance model rather than a traditional EU grant agency.

 

 

Poland: Emerging Innovation Leader of the Visegrad Group

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The report presented at the US Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, Stanford and Berkeley (CEED and Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2014).

Commissioned by Poland’s government for a mission to Silicon Valley, this report sets a new narrative for Poland and is a frontrunner of the World Bank report published three years later, which ranked Poland as second after South Korea most successful country in the world and praised its growth model.