• 15.10 2012



    On 11th June the Annual Taftie Conference took place in Cambridge:


    Small Business Innovation
    Stimulating Entrepreneurship and Growth
    read more and download the report by following this link
  • 17.04 2012



    This document contains TAFTIE’s comments to the open consultation published by the Commission on the State Aid Framework for Research, Development and Innovation:


    Taftie's comments

  • 11.04 2012

    On 25 and 26 June, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is organising the Conference Good Practices and Learnings: Linking Business, Research and Higher Education.
    Celia Gavaud has been asked as Executive Secretary of Taftie to animate a panel on World-Class Research & Innovation Culture.


  • 29.03 2012


    On 16 February 2012 Taftie organised an Expert Session in London on Innovation support to stimulate entrepreneurship and the growth of small businesses.


    The session included presentations by two speakers working directly on the issue of High Growth Firms: Robert Crawford from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and Arts (NESTA) and Colin Moody, Director at Pera.


    You can download here the report of the sessions as well as the slides used by the two speakers.

  • 09.03 2012

    The INNO-Partnering Forum present in this First Stage Report entitled Existing Good Service Delivery Practices Internationally the results of a literature review and series of preliminary interviews with a number of international innovation service delivery organisations that have been identified as being potential best practice for helping SMEs to access innovation support. The report was produced as part of Work Package 6 of the INNO-Partnering Forum.


  • 21.02 2012

    Commission shows member states the way

  • 21.02 2012

    Staffan Håkansson and Lennart Elg of VINNOVA have written a booklet on Impacts of Innovation Policy - lessons from VINNOVA's impact studies


    VINNOVA's impact studies describe and provide an understanding of the broader, long-term effects of public investments in research and development.

  • 03.02 2012

    The Technology Strategy Board and partners urge the UK to innovate so older adults can live independently for longer.

  • 20.01 2012

    This January the fourth factsheet of the Global Sustainable Biomass Fund was published. This half-yearly factsheets provide a regular update on the progress and results of the projects in the Global Sustainable Biomass Fund to enhance the insight of all stakeholders into the sustainable production of biomass.

    read more


  • 20.01 2012

    From January 2012 the CTI will be participating in an ERA-NET project in the European Research Area.


    The ERASynBio project will run for 36 months and is aimed at developing and coordinating national and regional research programmes in the field of synthetic biology in the European area. A total of 16 countries are taking part in the project.


    In the course of 2012 EraSynBio will launch a call for submissions of R&D proposals. The precise timing has yet to be defined. Further information will follow.