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Eu-SPRI 2018

On June 7 – 8 Charles participated in the EU-SPRI 2018 Conference in Paris, entitled “Governance and relevance: Towards a new generation of research and innovation policies”. Together with Susana Borrás he presented a paper entitled “Theoretical Foundations of a Holistic Innovation Policy”. Together with Jon Mikel Zabala Iturriagagoitia he presented a paper entitled “Introducing … Continue reading

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TAFTIE Annual Conference

On June 7, 2018 Charles spoke at the TAFTIE ANNUAL CONFERENCE. TAFTIE is The European Network of Innovation Agencies , and the conference is 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!” Continue reading

Meeting in Lithuania
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Meeting in Lithuania

Last June 6, 2018 Charles went to Vilnius, Lithuania. He met with the team of the President of Lithuania. Among the issues that was discussed were “Holistic innovation policy”, The Swedish National Innovation Council” and “Functional public procurement to enhance innovation”. Continue reading

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Charles at Aalborg University

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 … Continue reading

NIC Meeting in Harpsund, Sweden
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NIC Meeting in Harpsund, Sweden

The Swedish National Innovation Council has four (or more) meetings per year. The most recent one was held on May 28, 2018. The venue was in Harpsund, which is the country residence for the Prime Minister of Sweden. The meeting lasted for 5 hours and addressed the following issues: Working places for life-long learning, Renewal in healthcare, … Continue reading

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STI Strategy Development and Anchor Program Workshop

During May 14-19, 2018, Charles visited Thailand. He contributed to the “STI Strategy Development and Anchor Program Workshop, at Thonburi University in Bangkok. He gave two lectures: Innovation Theory for Developing a Holistic Innovation Policy – Replacing Linearity! Make Strategic Public Procurement Drive Innovation: Specify Functions Instead of Products He also provided consultancy services to … Continue reading