Network Intelligence
Power Your Network & Network Your Power

We are a reseach & development firm licensing Network IQ™ skills assessments and delivering Network Intelligence Academy™ educational programmes.

 Consider getting a Network IQ Coach™ license or a Network IQ Partner™ license. Help us take Network IQ™ global.

Our Mission & Values

Unleash your Network Intelligence 

and 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!

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 Gołębiowska-Tataj 
Founder & CEO 

Honorary Professor at The University of Manchester Masood Entrepreneurship Centre

Daria is passionate about empowering high-potential talent through Network Intelligence, a system-change methodology she invented based on 15+ years of research.

She is an author of a book “Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A Growth Model for Europe Beyond the Crisis” (2015) with Preface by Manuel Castells and continues to inspire and influence how people think about innovation, Industry 5.0, and the future of education.

Daria is a Chairwoman at EIT Culture and Creativity, a Board Member at EIT Manufacturing, a High-Level Expert at the European Commission, a Digital Leader of the World Economic Forum.

She frequently speaks to global audiences about Network Intelligence and has over 24.000 followers on LinkedIn.

Meet 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

 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

Meet the Team

Ewelina Bielawska
Network IQ™ Innovation Manager

LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain

Pawel Michta
Head of Sales & Marketing

LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Kevin Balanda 
Research Consultant

LOCATION: Waterford, Ireland

Dorota Dabrowski
Network IQ Coach™ Candidate

LOCATION: Warsaw, Poland

Antonina Tataj
Information Management Engineer | Trend Research | Design Thinking

LOCATION: Warsaw, Poland

Tim Wasserman
Network IQ™ Coach

LOCATION: San Francisco, US

Dr. Paul Tolchinsky
Network IQ™ Coach

LOCATION: Phoenix, US

Paul Marca
Board Advisor

LOCATION: San Francisco, US

Marianna Koszutska
Intern

LOCATION: Warsaw, Poland

Work with 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.

Our journey

Designed in Barcelona

Research on Network Intelligence

Accelerating with J&J
Global Team

Network Intelligence methodology 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 networking skills! This is triggered our research on networking skills for innovation in the digital age.

 

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 Gołębiowska-Tataj, one of the key experts on innovation networks in the world. 

Watch Network Thinking Masterclass with Daria Gołębiowska-Tataj and Manuel Castells (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.

Alliated with The University of Manchester Masood Entrepreneurship Centre

Partner of Spain's Government

Network IQ Coach™ Professional Certification Programme

In 2021, we became a startup affiliated with The University of Manchester Masood Entrepreneurship Center and co-founded Network Intelligence Academy.

Our Alumni are top entrepreneurial talent and innovation professionals. They come from 4 continents and we are proud to hear about their impactful technologies, commercial success, and fundraising.

Visit Network Intelligence Academy at the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre

In 2022, the office of the High Commissioner for Entrepreneurship in Spain’s Government invited us to join Alliance Spanish Government’s Alliance España Nación Emprendedora.

This follows the recognition of our Founder and CEO, Prof. Dr Daria Gołębiowka-Tataj, as the women role model of innovative entrepreneurship in Spain.

See the Report “Mujeres Referentes del Emprendimiento Innovador en España” (2021)

In 2022 we launched the professional certification programme for Network IQ Coaches™ and for Network IQ Parnters™.

Both programmes are offered within Network Intelligence Academy™, a joint undertaking with Masood Entrepreneurship Centre.

Since 2022, we work with a number of entrepreneurial universities whom we invited to join Network IQ Alliance, a consortium funded by EU EIT HEI.

The Network IQ Coaches™ candiates come from Australia, Columbia, Latvia, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Ukraine, the UK, and the US.

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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.