Innovation for impact, leapfrogging, future-fit governance


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I am an innovation policy researcher, Founder and Director of an international think-tank Visionary Analytics. Since 2000, I have been involved in extensive work with governments and international organizations through contract research, expert group involvement, and invited presentations. This includes leading complex multi-stakeholder projects, such as the development of smart specialization strategy, a roadmap of space sector development, design of the society digitization measures, investments into SMEs and innovation, triple helix collaboration, and other exciting work.


World Cup and Horizon Europe – what do they have in common

Discussing HEU launch with Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, Culture, Education and Youth The world has changed dramatically since June 2018 when the European Commission has launched its …

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Leapfrogging in the post-Covid world

With Covid-19, we already see signs of a disruption that will shape decades to come. Perhaps, there is a bigger opportunity here.

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The case for more mission-oriented business and science cooperation

Despite the variety of instruments to encourage business-science cooperation over the last decade, the results are not impressive.

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Riding the wave – 20 reasons why 2020 wasn’t all bad

It seems like 2020 was directed by Tarantino and Spielberg, both high on speed. Indeed, 2020 wasn’t all bad because THIS has happened.

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leapfrogging out of windows of opportunity

Breaking from the status quo requires to pursue a path that differs from that taken by your forerunners - leapfrogging out of windows of opportunity. For this leap, bold investments into future capabilities and long-term thinking are essential.


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