Taftie Expert Session on Competence Centers February 2017 Prague

22.02 2017

Taftie Expert Session on

Competence Centers and their Future (22nd February 2017 Prague)

Key questions: What was the key mission and targets when establishing the Competence Centres in different countries? To which extent were the expectations met and fulfilled?

 

What is the most important aspect of successful Competence Centres in the future?

The Expert Session 1 focuses on Competence Centres. We intend to base this event on the work of Task Force CompAct, which has presented an excellent overview of the potential scope and use of the Competence Centres programmes that has been summarised in the final report Future Competence Centre Programmes

We do not intend to duplicate the work already done. The Expert Session I will concentrate on experience of agencies, their frank and open bottom – up perspective. We will try to find answers to following questions: What was the key mission and targets when establishing the Competence Centres in different countries? To which extent were the expectations met and fulfilled?  What was a success story, what did not work at all? Why?

We would also like to know: What is the perception of Competence Centres by the Agencies, by their managers? What is the perception of their clients - SMEs?

 

What is the most important aspect of successful Competence Centres in the future?

The COMET programme with 10 years old experience was selected to be compared with programmes of TA CR and Catapult Centres, each of them having slightly different goals and strategy. We have asked our speakers to answer our questions: What was the key mission and targets when establishing the Competence Centres in their countries? To which extent the expectations were met and fulfilled?  What was a success story, what did not work at all? Why? Further we have also asked them to accomplish their presentation with the position of one of their typical clients or partners in order to compare (or to confront) the view of the Agency and the view of the client. We have invited prof. Posselt from Fraunhofer Centre for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW Institute as well. We should focus on the original idea and vision when establishing the Institute and on the experience today, more than 40 years later. We wish to have a view of an independent institution “from outside” and comparison of different models. That will be the role of Erik Arnold from Technopolis.

Finally, we wish the Expert Session 1 were an interactive event. Therefore we reserve space enough for questions, comments, replies, views, visions…

 

Event supervisor: Lukáš Kačena, TA CR

Organisation: Ivana Drábková, Markéta Kühnelová, TA CR

 

11:30 –12:00 AM

Registration of participants  

 

12:00 – 1 PM

Lunch

 

1 – 1:15 PM

Welcome  

Petr Očko

1:15 – 1:30 PM

Competence Centres in the CR – lessons learned

Martin Bunček, TA ČR

1:30 - 1:50 PM

Experiences from the Austrian COMET programme     

Otto Starzer, FFG

1:50 – 2:15 PM

Discussion, questions

 

2:15 – 2:40 PM

Catapult Centres in the UK       

David Golding, Innovate UK

2:40 – 3:00 PM

Experience in Germany

prof. Thorsten Posselt, Fraunhofer IMW Leipzig

3:00 – 3:15 PM

Discussion

 

3:15 – 3:45 PM

Coffee Break

 

3:45 – 4:15 PM

Technopolis View         

Erik Arnold

4:15 – 5:00 PM

Discussion

 

5:00 - 5:15 PM

Closing remark

Martin Bunček, TA ČR

 

 

This is the overview of people that attended the Expert Session