TAFTIE Expert Session 1 2020 : Enabling and accelerating investment in innovation by exploring new ways of risk sharing

20.02 2020



TAFTIE Expert Session 1

Enabling and accelerating investment in innovation by exploring new ways of risk sharing


Date:    20th February 2020

Venue:  INESC-TEC Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science,

             Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal



12h00 - 13h00 Lunch and Registration
13h00 - 13h10

Welcome address and introduction to the Expert session

Eduardo Maldonado, President ANI
Welcoming words by
José Manuel Mendoça, President INESC-TEC

13h10 - 13h50

Setting the scene: academic approach and case study
Academic approach: Public policies and the risk of investing in innovation:
what role for innovation agencies? Reflections from impact evaluation studies
(presentation available in member area)
Dr. Mathias Beck, Senior Researcher, Development of Management, Technology,
and Economics, ETH Zurich 

Case study: The approach to risk in managing Structural Funds - Portugal's case
Jaime Andrez, Chairman of the Steering Committee - COMPETE 2020, Portugal

13h50 - 15h10

Roundtable discussion; How risk-tolerant can innovation agencies be?

Moderation: Paulo AndrezPresident Green Swan
Sabine Mayer, Strategy Expert, FFG
Maarten Sileghem, Head of International Collaboration and Strategy, VLAIO
Geir Ove Hansen, Head of Department - Financing Portfolio, Innovation Norway

Adam Meszaros, Head of Department - Strategy and Innovation Policy, NRDI Office Hungary
Ivona Jerkovic, Senior Analyst -Innovation System Support Unit, HAMAG-Bicro



15h10 - 15h30 Coffee break
15h30 - 16h20

Cooperation with other stakeholders for risk sharing in innovation support
EIC and InnovFin as means for the cooperation between innovation agencies
and the Commission on high-risk investments in innovation

Luis Sanchez Alvarez, Policy Officer - Seconded National Expert, EIC Taskforce -
Financial Instruments,  
European Commission

(presentation available in member area)

The World bank: Current activities and potential for cooperation on
knowledge sharing on coordinated support to innovation

(presentation available in member area)
Natasha Kapil, Senior Private Sector Specialist - Finance, Competitiveness, and
Innovation Global Practice, World Bank




16h20 -17h00 Working Groups: Cooperation within Taftie and with other stakeholders
17h00 - 17h20 Main conclusions of the Working Groups
17h20 - 17h30 Final remarks
Eduardo Maldonado, President ANI
18h30 Departure from Ibis São João Porto hotel for social event
19h15 Visit to the Taylor's Porto Wine Cellar and Social dinner