Taftie Annual Conference June 2019 Bourglinster Castle Luxembourg

17.06 2019



                                     Taftie Annual Conference 2019

          Mission-oriented research and innovation:
         what does it mean for innovation agencies?

                             6th June Bourglinster Castle, Luxembourg 




Welcome - Ian Cresswell, Chairman

Innovation, grand challenges and dynamic capabilities in the public sector
Rainer Kattel - Deputy Director Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London 


Mission oriented R&I policies: lessons learned and the role of national innovation systems and agencies
Robbert Fisher - Managing Director - Joint Institute for Innovation Policy


How the Research Council of Norway implemented missions at the level of the Agency: key learnings
Anne Kjersti Fahlvik - Executive Director - RCN (The Research Council of Norway)

Bidirectional approach of making strategy at NEDO, Japan
Kentaro Morita 
- Director General, Global Technology Research Unit - New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO, Japan)
Coffee break

Round table: experiences of innovation agencies in terms of mission oriented research and innovation
FFG Austria (Sabine Mayer, Strategic advisor)
SPIRIT Slovenia (Irena Meterc, Head of Department)
RVO Netherlands (Joost Koch, Senior Advisor)
Luxinnovation (Benjamin Questier, Strategic advisor)
NRDI Offcie Hungary (Istavn Szabo, Vice President)


Moderator: Pascal Fabing (Luxinnovation)

How policy experimentation can be used to implement mission-oriented research and innovation?

Albert Bravo-Biosca (Director) and Teo Firpo (Senior Researcher) - Innovation Growth Lab, Nesta