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New Working paper on innovation-related public procurement by Charles
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New Working paper on innovation-related public procurement by Charles

In the paper innovation-related public procurement as an innovation policy instrument is discussed. Five types of public procurement are defined and discussed: Regular public procurement (PP) – from the shelf Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI) a) Direct b) Catalytic Innovation-friendly (regular) PP Pre-Commercial R&D procurement (PCP) (although this is actually a research policy instrument) It … Continue reading

The Innovation Union Scoreboard is flawed – new Working paper by Charles and Jon Mikel
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The Innovation Union Scoreboard is flawed – new Working paper by Charles and Jon Mikel

In late April 2015 we published CIRCLE Working Paper (No. 2015/16) arguing that the Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) is flawed. In early May the 2015 edition of the Innovation Union Scoreboard was published by the European Commission. This made it important for us to update and publish a new CIRCLE Working Paper (No 2015/26) entitled … Continue reading

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At the Almedalen Week in Visby, Gotland, Charles spoke in a seminar organized by Ratio (Näringlivets forskningsinstitut) on “Financing of Innovation and Growth”, on Monday, June 29 at 15.00-16.30. He also gave a short  speech at a dinner organized by Sveriges Ingenjörer, the same day at 20.15.  Charles also participated in a discussion on innovation-related procurement … Continue reading

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The EU-SPRI Annual Conference 2015 was held in Helsinki last June 10-12, 2015. The theme this year was “Innovation policies for economic and social transitions: developing strategies for knowledge, practices and institutions.” Information about the conference can be found here. Continue reading

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On June 5, 2015 The “Region Skåne” arranged a half day seminar (in Swedish) on “How do we create prerequisites of innovation procurement” in Malmö City. Charles presented “Speed up innovation procurement: buy functions – not products!” in the seminar. The program can be found here. Continue reading

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Charles was a key-note speaker at a conference entitled “Demand-Side Policies for Innovation / Public Procurement for Innovation” at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Campinas, Sao Paulo State, Brazil during May 27-29, 2015. The title of his speech is “Innovation-Related Public Procurement (state-of-the-art)” The program is available here. Continue reading