1:30pm - 6pm

Château de Bourglinster, Salle des chevaliers, 8 Rue du Château
6162 Bourglinster (Luxembourg)


TAFTIE, the European network of innovation agencies, welcomes you for its annual conference on “Mission-oriented research and innovation: What does it mean for innovation agencies?”. The conference will take place Thursday, June 6 at Bourglinster Castle.


13.30 – Welcome

Ian Cresswell, Chairman

13.40 –  “Innovation, grand challenges and dynamic capabilities in the public sector”

Pr. Rainer Kattel – Deputy Director Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London


14.10 –  “Mission oriented R&I policies: lessons learned and the role of national innovation systems and agencies”

Robbert Fisher – Managing Director – Joint Institute for Innovation Policy


14.40 “How the Research Council of Norway implemented missions at the level of the Agency: key learnings”

Anne Kjersti Fahlvik – Executive Director – RCN (The Research Council of Norway)


15.10 – “Bidirectional approach of making strategy in NEDO/Japan”

Kentaro Morita – Director General, Global Technology Research Unit – New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO, Japan)


 15.40 -16.00 – Coffee Break

 16.00 – Round table: experiences of innovation agencies in terms of mission-oriented research and innovation

  • FFG Austria (Sabine Mayer, Strategic advisor)
  • SPIRIT Slovenia (Irena Meterc, Head of Department)
  • RVO Netherlands (Joost Koch, Senior advisor)
  • Luxinnovation (Benjamin Questier, Strategic advisor)
  • NRDI Office Hungary (Istvan Szabo, Vice President)

Moderation: Pascal Fabing (Luxinnovation)

 17.15 – “How policy experimentation can be used to implement mission-oriented research and innovation?”

Albert Bravo-Biosca (Director) and Teo Firpo (Senior Researcher), Innovation Growth Lab, Nesta

 17.45 – Conclusion

18:00 – Cocktail reception


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