Daniele Dotto is Deputy Director and Head of Unit in the DG Reform, Unit Governance and Public Administration, of the European Commission. He is responsible for technical support for reforms in the area of public administration and governance and is head of the Commission Competence Centre for Public Administration and Governance. He is also acting Director “Support to Member states reforms”. Daniele Dotto joined the Commission in 1993. He is a lecturer at Bocconi University and at the Scuola Normale “Sant’Anna“ di Pisa.
Assessing dynamic capabilities of public institutions
Current crises like the war on Ukraine, the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis have highlighted a need for public organisations to not only develop long-term solutions, but also to respond to crises in agile and dynamic ways. This workshop looks at how we can recognise and enhance dynamic capabilities in the public sphere.
Following an introductory impulse by Daniele Dotto (European Commission), Rainer Kattel (UCL IIPP) will share insights into how we can increase innovation capabilities and crisis resilience of public organisations for the future and discuss approaches – in-house and beyond – and experiences with participants of the workshop.
Rainer Kattel is Deputy Director and Professor of Innovation and Public Governance at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP). Before joining UCL IIPP, Rainer led Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance for 10 years, building it into one of the leading innovation and governance schools in the region.
Rainer has also served on various public policy commissions, including the Estonian Research Council and European Science Foundation. He has worked as an expert for the OECD, UNDP and the European Commission. Currently, he leads the Estonian Government’s Gender Equality Council, and is a member of E-Estonia Council advising the Prime Minister of Estonia. In 2013, he received Estonia’s National Science Award for his work on innovation policy.
Rainer has published extensively on innovation policy, its governance and specific management issues. His recent books include:
- How to Make an Entrepreneurial State: Why Innovation Needs Bureaucracy (with Wolfgang Drechsler and Erkki Karo; Yale, 2022)
- Innovation Bureaucracy (with Wolfgang Drechsler and Erkki Karo; Yale, 2020)