Network Intelligence -
Power Your Network & Network Your Power

Our Mission & Values

Unleash Network Intelligence 

to improve the world.

Cooperation over competition

Open mind (it’s innovation)

Evidence-based, purpose-driven

Digital, social and fun!

Unleash Network Intelligence 

to improve the world.

 Cooperation over competition

 Open mind (it’s innovation)

 Evidence-based, purpose-driven

 Digital, social and fun!

How did Network IQ start?

Born in Barcelona

Research on Network Intelligence

Accelerating with J&J
Global Team

Network Intelligence is an outcome of the EIT Alumni Startup Days in Barcelona in 2018.

The hackathon was to inspire the transformation of a post-industrial Badalona Port into an innovation district such as the famous 22@Barcelona. It failed to trigger change… despite great ideas, great talent, and access to power networks…

They did not have the right Network IQ skills!

As experts in system-level innovation, we realized that to accelerate tech transfer and system-level change, people must have a strategic networking capacity at the ecosystem level- across the silos of business, academia, and government.

With the Network Thinking Masterclass, we launched the research on Network Intelligence to develop a way to standardise networking competencies for innovation.

Watch a unique keynote by Prof. Manuel Castells, the #1 Communication Scholar in the World, and a live discussion moderated by Dr. Daria Tataj, one of the key experts on innovation networks. 

Watch Network Thinking Masterclass Barcelona 2018

In 2019, we were one of nine (out of 30k) applications selected for an acceleration programme for women founders funded by Johnson&Johsnon, Taproot Foundation, and Vital Voices Global Partnership.

Thanks to the wonderful support of the J&J Global Team, we made a deep dive to codify Network Intelligence through the Network IQ Index and developed a market entry strategy.

 

The University of Manchester - our Academic Partner!

Covid times

eTeam +++

Ten days before the Covid lockdown in March 2020, we delivered the first workshop to test our solutions at the Masood Entrepreneurship Center at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Since then Tony Walker and his team at MEC have been wonderful “partners in crime”, disruptors, adopters, and advocates of Network Intelligence. 

During these breakthrough years, working 100% online, across Europe, the US, and Australia, we validated Network Intelligence methodology.

We are grateful to our early adopters for helping us make it!

Thanks, TU/e Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven Engine, UNESCO, EIT Health Spain, IASP, Top 500 Innovators, and partners at the  EntreUnity, part of the EIT HEI Initiative for entrepreneurial universities.

 

Preparing for the scale-up phase, we strengthened our team by welcoming Paul Marca, Tim Wasserman, Paul Tolchinsky, and Dorothy Dabrowski.

Paul and Tim bring in 50+ years of Silicon Valley experience. Dr. Tolchinsky is one of the most experienced organisational design consultants. Dorothy is a power networker and for over 20 years was the Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw.

We are firm believers that with Network IQ strategic solutions, we have the perfect product and the perfect team at the perfect time!

Born in Barcelona

Network Intelligence is an outcome of the EIT Alumni Startup Days in Barcelona in 2018.

The hackathon was to inspire the transformation of a post-industrial Badalona Port into an innovation district such as the famous 22@Barcelona. It failed to trigger change… despite great ideas, great talent, and access to power networks…

They did not have the right Network IQ skills!

As experts in system-level innovation, we realized that to accelerate tech transfer and system-level change, people must have a strategic networking capacity at the ecosystem level- across the silos of business, academia, and government.

Research on Network Intelligence

With the Network Thinking Masterclass, we launched the research on Network Intelligence to develop a way to standardise networking competencies for innovation.

Watch a unique keynote by Prof. Manuel Castells, the #1 Communication Scholar in the World, and a live discussion moderated by Dr. Daria Tataj, one of the key experts on innovation networks. 

Watch Network Thinking Masterclass Barcelona 2018

Accelerating with J&J
Global Team

In 2019, we were one of nine (out of 30k) applications selected for an acceleration programme for women founders funded by Johnson&Johsnon, Taproot Foundation, and Vital Voices Global Partnership.

Thanks to the wonderful support of the J&J Global Team, we made a deep dive to codify Network Intelligence through the Network IQ Index and developed a market entry strategy.

 

The University of Manchester - our Academic Partner!

Ten days before the Covid lockdown in March 2020, we delivered the first workshop to test our solutions at the Masood Entrepreneurship Center at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Since then Tony Walker and his team at MEC have been wonderful “partners in crime”, disruptors, adopters, and advocates of Network Intelligence. 

Covid times

During these breakthrough years, working 100% online, across Europe, the US, and Australia, we validated Network Intelligence methodology.

We are grateful to our early adopters for helping us make it!

Thanks, TU/e Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven Engine, UNESCO, EIT Health Spain, IASP, Top 500 Innovators, and partners at the  EntreUnity, part of the EIT HEI Initiative for entrepreneurial universities.

 

eTeam +++

Preparing for the scale-up phase, we strengthened our team by welcoming Paul Marca, Tim Wasserman, Paul Tolchinsky, and Dorothy Dabrowski.

Paul and Tim bring in 50+ years of Silicon Valley experience. Dr. Tolchinsky is one of the most experienced organisational design consultants. Dorothy is a power networker and for over 20 years was the Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw.

We are firm believers that with Network IQ strategic solutions, we have the perfect product and the perfect team at the perfect time!

Meet the Founder

Dr. Daria Tataj 
Founder & CEO 

Honorary Professor at MEC Alliance Manchester Business School

Daria is passionate about making tech talent more entrepreneurial through networking.

Dr. Tataj is the inventor of the Network IQ Index based on 15+ years of research on innovation networks in Europe, the US, and China, and author of an influential book “Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A Growth Model for Europe Beyond the Crisis” with Preface by Manuel Castells.

Daria is a senior advisor at the European Commission, Digital Leader of the World Economic Forum, #VV100 at Vital Voices Global Partnership, and EIT Manufacturing Board Member.

A proud architect of the EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology – a transformative education institution which trained over 100.000 students in entrepreneurship and a seedbed of 9 unicorns.

Meet the Team

Dorota Dabrowski
Vice President Strategy

Ewelina Bielawska
People Success Manager

Paul Marca
Advisor

Tim Wasserman
Advisor

Dr. Paul Tolchinsky
Network IQ Consultant

Our Experts

Mercè Alsamora

Mercè Alsamora
Talent Assessment Solutions

Dr. Ursula Muhle
Health & Education

Prof. Kevin Balanda Applied Health Research Consultant

Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards
Food & Entrepreneurship

 With her team at Tataj Innovation, Daria has managed to translate her research into commercially viable solutions for team assessment process. As a former board member of Philips (Research and Health Care) and founding chairman of EIT, I believe we are all in need of new solutions to help talented teams increase their efficiency in a radically changing workplace.

Prof Dr.Ir. Martin F.H. Schuurmans
Tataj Innovation Advisory Board Member
Eindhoven, March 19th, 2020

Our Advisory Board. We build on the shoulders of giants.

Prof. Manuel Castells
#1 Communication Scholar in the World

Prof. Dame Julia King
Member House of Lords UK Parliament

Prof. K.I.J. Karen Maex
Rector University of Amsterdam

Prof. Linnar Viik
Estonian Entrepreneur and Investor

Prof. Martin Schuurmans
Former VP Research Philips

Ursula Muhle, PhD
Health & Education

Join us

Divya Kumar Sharma
MBA 2019, ESADE Barcelona

 I learnt quite a few things at Tataj Innovation! During my internship I learnt how to build interpersonal relations, develop a market entry strategy, do business development and work on fundamental business planning for start-up. 

Moreover, I also learnt a lot about market research. And foremost about innovation and network thinking, which is helping me now a lot when I work on innovation projects at Siemens. I know a lot how to get to the right resources.

What We Are Good At

We build digital skills and mindset to innovate
and grow with a purpose in mind


We are experienced in skilling and reskilling talent in health, technology, research & education. We facilitate building successful & diverse e-Teams, partnerships, communities, and networks.

Every few years, the world is hit by a crisis: natural disasters, economic crises, and even pandemics. At the same time, every year a new discovery promises to heal a disease that had never been cured before, a tech solution to teach 700 million illiterate people how to read and finance women-led businesses.

Through our solutions, we empower people to change the world by creating more effective e-Teams. We are proud if they build the networks to protect them from tomorrow’s unpredictable future.