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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

Pre-commercial procurement: A demand or supply policy instrument in relation to innovation?
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Pre-commercial procurement: A demand or supply policy instrument in relation to innovation?

Charles Edquist’s and J. M. Zabala-Iturriagagoitia’s article, Pre-commercial procurement: a demand or supply policy instrument in relation to innovation?  is now published in the current issue of R&D Management. Abstract: In 2006, the European Commission introduced the concept of ‘pre-commercial procurement’ (PCP) as an instrument to promote innovation and to mitigate grand challenges. One of … Continue reading

Public Procurement for Innovation
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Public Procurement for Innovation

Charles’ new book, “Public Procurement for Innovation” will be available in January 2015. Edited by: Charles Edquist, Lund University, Sweden; Nicholas S. Vonortas, The George Washington University, US; Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Lund University, Sweden, and; Jakob Edler, University of Manchester, UK. This book focuses on the study of a specific demand side innovation policy instrument, … Continue reading

Magazine Article: Sätt fart på innovationspolitiken nu – börja med upphandlingen
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Magazine Article: Sätt fart på innovationspolitiken nu – börja med upphandlingen

Charles has written a popular article in Swedish with the title “Sätt fart på innovationspolitiken nu – börja med upphandlingen!” (English title: Start with the innovation policy now – begin with the procurement!). It has been published in the December issue of the journal Tiden. The pdf version of the magazine pages can be downloaded … Continue reading

Working Paper: Institutions and Regulations in Innovation Systems: Effects, Problems and Innovation Policy Design
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Working Paper: Institutions and Regulations in Innovation Systems: Effects, Problems and Innovation Policy Design

Susana and Charles’ new article has now been published as a CIRCLE Working Paper. Abstract: Institutions (including regulations) are constitutive elements of innovation systems, and therefore cornerstones of innovation policy. Focusing on (soft and hard) regulation, the paper identifies the most salient regulatory areas from the perspective of the innovation system. When asking about the … Continue reading