TAFTIE 2010, First EWG meeting in Madrid.
· 23 leading Innovation Agencies, all members of TAFTIE (the European Network of Innovation Agencies), gathered today in Madrid for the first meeting of its Executive Working Group.
· The meeting kicked-off TAFTIE´s activities in 2010, coinciding with the Spanish Presidency of the EU where important developments are expected concerning Innovation in Europe.
· CDTI – the Innovation Agency of the Spanish Government and a member of TAFTIE – assumes the rotating Chairmanship of TAFTIE for the second time from January to December 2010.
· Major objectives for TAFTIE´s Chair in 2010 will be to complete the implementation of TAFTIE’s strategy, creating the right conditions to help shape future European Policies and consolidating linkages within the multilevel innovation world.
Dr. Charles Wessner, Director of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, from the National Academy of Science, USA, delivered a presentation on “Comparative Innovation Policy: Best Practice for the 21st Century”.
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