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It is with great relief that Susana and I submitted our new book to the publisher on June 24th, 2018. The book is entitled “Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems and Instrument Choices” by Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist and is forthcoming at Oxford University Press.
On June 22, the 2018 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) was published by the European Commission. The summary innovation index included in the EIS misleads politicians, policy-makers, researchers and the general public.
On June 7 – 8 Charles was scheduled to participate in the EU-SPRI 2018 Conference in Paris, entitled “Governance and relevance: Towards a new generation of research and innovation policies”. However, because of problems with flights, he did not reach Paris. But his co-authors presented two joint papers. Susana Borrás presented a paper entitled “Theoretical …
On June 7, 2018 Charles spoke at the TAFTIE ANNUAL CONFERENCE. TAFTIE is The European Network of Innovation Agencies , and the conference was hosted by MITA, The Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology, Vilnius. Charles made a presentation entitled: “Make Public Procurement Drive Innovation: Specify Functions Instead of Products!”
Last June 6, 2018 Charles visited Vilnius, Lithuania. He met with the team of the President of Lithuania. Among the issues discussed were “Holistic innovation policy”, The Swedish National Innovation Council” and “Functional public procurement to enhance innovation”.
Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Björn Johnson and Esben Sloth Andersen at Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University decided to formally retire and celebrated this by a common retirement last June 1st 2018 at Aalborg University – in which Charles participated. Ned Lorenz, Jan Fagerberg and Cristina Chaminade made presentations and Bengt-Aake, Esben and Björn gave …
An updated version of the paper by Charles on the Swedish National Innovation Council has been published. It is entitled “Towards a Holistic Innovation Policy: Can the Swedish National Innovation Council Serve as a Role Model?” and can be downloaded here.