Daria Tataj is a strategy advisor, board member and entrepreneur. She is the Chairwoman of High-Level Advisors to Carlos Moedas, the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. She also advises the World Economic Forum, governments, multinational companies, start-ups and universities.

A globally recognized author on trends, innovation and new growth models, dr. Tataj is regularly invited to give keynotes and lectures around the world. Dr. Tataj’s book Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A New Growth Model for Europe beyond the Crisis was endorsed by the Holberg Prize winner Manuel Castells as ‘a fundamental, innovative book on innovation that will reshape the way we think about innovation and may yield the most needed policy lessons for a new model of growth in the aftermath of the economic crisis’. View the book on Amazon.

Daria is the CEO of Tataj Innovation, a strategy consulting practice. She founded the company with a mission to help companies and governments build entrepreneurial ecosystems. Today, the company’s mission is to help mid-size cities build innovation districts.

Daria Tataj was one of the architects of the EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a new EU funding institution, serving for six years as an Executive Member of the EIT founding Board. The agency has funded a portfolio of Knowledge and Innovation Communities connecting innovation ecosystems around Europe and were recognized as some of the most successful policy experiments. Eventually the EIT received a multibillion EUR budget.

Daria is an alumna of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council and the WEF Digital Leader. She has been recognized as a ‘Social Innovator 2014 ’ in Poland and a VV100 by Vital Voices Global Partnership. Polish by origin, she currently lives and works in Barcelona.