DANIEL WOLF BLOEMERS
Daniel W. Bloemers serves as Policy Officer for Innovation Policy in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), where his work focuses on the performance assessment of national and regional innovation systems. Daniel guides the methodological development, production, and dissemination of the European Innovation Scoreboard and the Regional Innovation Scoreboard as resources of evidence-based policy-making. In the same vein, he is a member of DG GROW’s European Semester Steering Group, Eurostat’s Community Innovation Survey Task Force, the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) Steering Group, and the OECD-Eurostat working group for the revision of the Oslo Manual (Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data).
Before joining the European Commission, Daniel was Head of Business Development and Strategy Planning at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy, where he facilitated global value creation partnerships, notably between Central and Eastern Europe, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States of America, as well as in the context of international development banks.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, European Studies, and Spanish from the University of Bremen, and a Master of Arts in International Relations, International Economics, and International Law from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Recently, he finalised his doctoral research on international knowledge sourcing practices of high-technology companies at the University of Leipzig. He is a visiting lecturer on competitiveness in the global knowledge economy and European affairs at the University of Wroclaw.