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“Functional procurement for innovation, welfare and the environment” accepted for publication in Science and Policy
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“Functional procurement for innovation, welfare and the environment” accepted for publication in Science and Policy

The discussion paper by Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia and me has now been accepted for publication in Science and Public Policy. Public procurement accounts for a very large share of most economies worldwide. It represents more than 15% of global GDP, which is many times larger than the world expenditures on research and development. Besides its … Continue reading

Charles gave a speech at Conference in Havana on February 12, 2020
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Charles gave a speech at Conference in Havana on February 12, 2020

The International Council of Swedish Industry (NIR) is a part of The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv). NIR is running a collaboration project on innovation systems in Cuba, financed by Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). Within this NIR framework, Charles was invited to give a speech at the conference “La Universidad y la … Continue reading

PhD course on innovation policy at Copenhagen Business School
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PhD course on innovation policy at Copenhagen Business School

On December 6 – 13 a PhD course was organized at the Copenhagen Business School, by Professor Susana Borrás. The course title was “Problem-oriented Innovation Policy: Key Organizational Dynamics and Issues”. Charles gave the first two lectures in the course. They were entitled: “Problem-Oriented Innovation Policy: A Holistic Approach”, and “Demand-driven Innovation Policy: The Example … Continue reading

Seminar on Innovation policy for sustainability transitions in Gothenburg
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Seminar on Innovation policy for sustainability transitions in Gothenburg

Charles gave a seminar in Gothenburg at the CIIST (The Chalmers Initiative for Innovation and Sustainability Transitions) on October 10, 2019. The title was “Innovation policy for sustainability transitions”. In his talk he covered the following three related subthemes: Holistic innovation policy and the importance of sustainability objectives The recent experience of the Swedish National … Continue reading

Activities at Eu-SPRI 2019
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Activities at Eu-SPRI 2019

Charles participated in the 2019 Conference of Eu-SPRI (European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation), held in Rome on June, 5 – 7. Together with Jon Mikel Zabala Iturriagagoitia he presented a paper on “Functional Procurement for Innovation, Welfare and Sustainability” in a session on “Transformative Innovation Policy”. At another session he … Continue reading