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Charles Edquist reappointed to the Swedish National Innovation Council
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Charles Edquist reappointed to the Swedish National Innovation Council

 The Swedish National Innovation Council (NIC) was created by the Prime Minister on February 9, 2015. In February 2017 it was restructured and Charles was reappointed for a second term, which runs until September 30, 2018. The purpose of NIC is to develop Sweden’s national innovation system and thereby mitigate societal and environmental challenges as … Continue reading

Charles is chairing an EU project on Public Innovation Procurement
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Charles is chairing an EU project on Public Innovation Procurement

  The European Commission has taken the initiative to a project entitled “Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Innovation Procurement under Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility”. This MLE focusses on three kinds of Innovation-enhancing public procurement (direct innovation procurement, catalytic innovation procurement and functional regular procurement) and on Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) of R&D results. The project … Continue reading

Visit to Korea
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Visit to Korea

During November 29 – December 3, Charles was a guest at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He gave the so-called “KAIST Global Lecture”. The topic was ”Policy rationales, governance and policy instruments for a holistic and transnational innovation policy”. During the visit to Korea he also gave a seminar at the … Continue reading

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Workshop on The European Spallation Source (ESS) – from the strategy to action

Charles participated in a “Workshop on The European Spallation Source (ESS) – from the strategy to action”, organized by the Swedish Research Council  in Stockholm on November 21, 2016. One of the central things discussed was how “citizen value”, e.g. in the form of innovations, can be captured from large research infrastructures such as the … Continue reading

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The OECD Blue Sky Forum on Science and Innovation indicators helded in Ghent, Belgium, Monday-Wednesday, September 19 – 21. Together with Susana Borrás, Charles presented a paper entitled: “Conceptual Underpinnings for Innovation Policy Design ‐ Instruments and Indicators in Context”. The paper can be downloaded here. The home page of this long-term and high-profile conference is: … Continue reading