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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

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