• 06.02 2013


    Last year, Pera and TSB were co-chairmen of Taftie.

    In the Chairmanship's summary you can read the highlights of their chairmanship.

  • 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.

  • 20.01 2012

    The TAFTIE Board has decided to re-establish a task force for years 2012-2013 on the revision of the EU R&D&I framework. The target of the task force is  to influence the process and the changing rules so that the revised state aid rules for R&D&I allow all appropriate policy measures for enhancing innovation. Through the work of the task force,  the experiences of TAFTIE members of application of rules in practice can be taken into account in the revision of the R&D&I framework.



  • 10.10 2011

    The European Commission is holding its first European Innovation Convention in Brussels on December 5th-6th. This is intended as a major annual event – the target is 1,200 participants – for stakeholders from across the innovation chain, including high-level policy makers, leading CEOs, deans of universities and research centres, bankers, venture capitalists, top researchers and innovators.

  • 07.10 2011

    The Best e-services to learn from in TAFTIE


    Vinnova’s e-Services Portal and NL Agencies Social and New media service have been selected as the best e-services to learn from. The services were chosen from 3 funding and 3 non-funding eServices that were presented on a joint Executive Working Group and TET task force meeting in Tallinn on 27.09.2011.