Marija Rajaković

Marija RajakovicHead of Sector for Competitiveness, Ministry of Economy, Croatia 

Graduated from Economic Faculty and Postgraduate Study on FDI at Zagreb University. Since 2011 Deputy Head of IPA, Operational Program Regional Competitiveness,  responsible for strategy and programming for innovation, competitiveness cluster, smart specialization and horizontal industrial Policy.

Expert in development of national and regional competitiveness strategies with strong focus on horizontal relations between innovation and other polices including research, entrepreneurship, human development, intellectual property and sustainable industrial policy. Specific areas of expertise cover EU funds, CBC, building business – academia relationship, innovations systems (from national, regional to networks and clusters) and open innovation.