At the Almedalen Week in Visby, Gotland, Charles spoke in a seminar organized by Ratio (Näringlivets forskningsinstitut) on “Financing of Innovation and Growth”, on Monday, June 29 at 15.00-16.30. He also gave a short  speech at a dinner organized by Sveriges Ingenjörer, the same day at 20.15.  Charles also participated in a discussion on innovation-related procurement in a local setting on Tuesday, June 30th at 11.00. The event was organized by Sparbankernas Riksförbund.

The Almedalen Week is the probably largest ‘fair’ for ideas organized in the Nordic countries, with about 3 000 seminars, speeches and other events – in the Medieval milieu of Visby.