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Speech on coordination of innovation policy at UNECE, Geneva, September 30, 2021
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Speech on coordination of innovation policy at UNECE, Geneva, September 30, 2021

Charles was a speaker at the UNECE “Innovation Policy Outlook” on “Policy Dialogue on Innovation Policy Coordination and Innovation Councils” on September 30, 2021. The title of Charles’ speech was ”Coordination mechanisms for innovation policy”, and it included the role of innovation councils. It was based on the following publications: S. Borrás and C. Edquist: … Continue reading

New empirical research project on functional public procurement for low carbon innovations
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New empirical research project on functional public procurement for low carbon innovations

Lars Bengtsson and Charles have just started (September 2021) an empirical research project on functional public procurement. It is financed by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS) and will be running for two years. The background is that almost no systematic empirical data on functional procurement exist. In functional procurement, the buyer describes … Continue reading

Paper on holistic user innovation policy
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Paper on holistic user innovation policy

Lars Bengtsson and Charles Edquist participated in the Conference “Open and User Innovation Conference” in Montreal, June 21 – 22, 2021. The title of our paper was Bengtsson, L and Edquist, C (November 2020). Towards a holistic user innovation policy. Papers in Innovation Studies, Paper no 2020/11, CIRCLE , Lund University. Download at: http://wp.circle.lu.se/upload/CIRCLE/workingpapers/202011_bengtsson.pdf Continue reading

Coffee break with researchers: Interview with Charles
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Coffee break with researchers: Interview with Charles

Charles was interviewed as a guest at “Coffee Break with Researchers”. The theme for the discussion (10 minutes) was “Holistic Innovation Policy”. The interview was partly based upon the recent book by Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist entitled “Holistic Innovation Policy: theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems and Instrument Choices”, Oxford University Press, 2019 – The book … Continue reading

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Invitation to Collaborate on Functional Public Procurement – Practice and Research

As readers of my homepage know, I have a keen interest in functional public procurement. Therefore, I have sent out an invitation to collaborate on functional public procurement – see below. From: Charles Edquist <charles.edquist@circle.lu.se>Sent: den 26 april 2021 09:16To: Charles Edquist <charles.edquist@circle.lu.se>Subject: RE: Invitation to Collaborate on Functional Public Procurement – Practice and Research … Continue reading

Our book on Holistic Innovation Policy in Chinese
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Our book on Holistic Innovation Policy in Chinese

Oxford University Press has arranged for our (Susana’s and mine) book entitled “Holistic Innovation Policy – Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems and Instrument Choices” to be translated into Chinese. It will be published by the Scientific and Technical Documentation Press Co., Ltd of Beijing. The book has been translated, but the specific publication date has not … Continue reading