Taftie Policy Forum, Brussels, 25th November 2014

25.11 2014






On 25th November 2014, the Annual Taftie Policy Forum was organised in the Polish Embassy in Brussels.

Theme of the Policy Forum was:


Measuring innovation – the relevance of indicators for innovation policy and implementation










Welcome address
Mr. Dariusz Szewczyk Deputy President of Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP), Chairman of TAFTIE Board


Key note speech: New trends and challenges in innovation measurement

Mr. Fred Gault, Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, former Chair of the OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI) Advisory Board


Can we measure innovation? Lessons from innovation scoreboards

Mr. Hugo Hollanders, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology, University of Maastricht (UNU-MERIT)


Measuring impact and effectiveness of innovation instruments

Mr. Pieter de Bruijn, Chair TAFTIE Task Force on Benchmarking Impact, Effectiveness and Efficiency of Innovation Instruments
& Mr. Matthias Ploeg, Project Manager Technopolis Group



Theory and practice of innovation measurement – policy debate

Moderator: Mr. Jarosław Górniak, Director of the Center
for Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policies, Professor at Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

Moderated discussion with the participation of the policy forum speakers, experts of OECD, EC, Eurostat, FINEP and KIAT and TAFTIE members.






Introducing TAFTIE new international partners

Mr. Dariusz Szewczyk Deputy President of PARP, Chairman of TAFTIE Board


Brazilian Innovation Agency – Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos  (FINEP)
Mr. Fernando Ribeiro, Director Innovation of FINEP


Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT)

Mr. Lee Sang-Keun, General Director of KIAT responsible for International Cooperation