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Debate Article: Innovationspolitiken måste samlas i en egen proposition
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Debate Article: Innovationspolitiken måste samlas i en egen proposition

On May 11, 2015 Charles published a debate article (op-ed) at “DN Debatt” in the largest Swedish daily “Dagens Nyheter”. The title was “Innovationspolitiken måste samlas i en egen proposition“ (“Innovation policy must be united into a separate government bill” – in Swedish only). One argument is that the design of innovation policy and research … Continue reading

Working Paper: The Innovation Union Scoreboard is Flawed: The case of Sweden – not being the innovation leader of the EU
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Working Paper: The Innovation Union Scoreboard is Flawed: The case of Sweden – not being the innovation leader of the EU

According to the Innovation Union Scoreboard, published every year by the European Commission, Sweden has been, and still is, the most innovative country in the EU. Sweden has the top position (ranked number 1) of all EU28 Member States in what is called “EU Member States’ Innovation Performance”. In this paper, the performance of the … Continue reading

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Charles Edquist participated in a public discussion on innovation policy at the RISE-Day in Stockholm last April 23, 2015. RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) is a network of research and technology organizations cooperating with academia, enterprise and society at large. The program of the RISE-Day can be found here. Continue reading

Charles Edquist as a Discussant during the OECD presentation of the 2015 report on the Swedish Economy
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Charles Edquist as a Discussant during the OECD presentation of the 2015 report on the Swedish Economy

The Swedish Ministry of Finance organized a seminar at Rosenbad on March 30, 2015. The OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria presented the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Sweden. Discussants were Marie Gierz, Charles Edquist and Olof Åslund. Magdalena Andersson (Minister of Finance) introduced the seminar and conclusions were presented by Mikael Damberg (Minister of Industries … Continue reading

Charles appointed to the Prime Minister’s National Innovation Council  (Nationella innovationsrådet)
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Charles appointed to the Prime Minister’s National Innovation Council (Nationella innovationsrådet)

In February 2015, the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven created a National Innovation Council (Nationella innovationsrådet), with himself as the chairman. The purpose of placing it at the highest possible political level was to give priority to the work of strengthening Sweden’s innovation ability and competitiveness. The council will focus strongly on innovations proper and … Continue reading