Charles and co-authors present two papers at EU-SPRI Conference in Utrecht, June 1 – 3, 2022
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Charles and co-authors present two papers at EU-SPRI Conference in Utrecht, June 1 – 3, 2022

This year’s Eu-SPRI conference (https://euspri2022.nl/) will explore future directions for studies of research and innovation with a specific emphasis on future challenges for STI policy research. Charles will present the following papers: With Lars Bengtsson: “Functional public procurement for low-carbon innovations in the Swedish municipal sector”. A main objective is to increase empirical knowledge in … Continue reading

Project on Coordination Mechanisms for Innovation Policy Instruments
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Project on Coordination Mechanisms for Innovation Policy Instruments

A consultancy contract has been signed (March 29, 2022) between the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Charles Edquist. Under this contract, Charles will draft a chapter on innovation policy coordination and science, technology and innovation councils in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus (EESC). This chapter will be a part of the “UNECE … Continue reading

New empirical research project on functional public procurement for low carbon innovations
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New empirical research project on functional public procurement for low carbon innovations

Lars Bengtsson and Charles have just started (September 2021) an empirical research project on functional public procurement. It is financed by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS) and will be running for two years. The background is that almost no systematic empirical data on functional procurement exist. In functional procurement, the buyer describes … Continue reading

New article: Towards a Holistic User Innovation Policy
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New article: Towards a Holistic User Innovation Policy

Lars Bengtsson’s and Charles’ article “Towards a Holistic User Innovation Policy” has now been published in the International Journal of Innovation Studies last February 7th, 2022. The abstract reads: This paper aims to synthesize previous user innovation policy proposals into an adapted systems of innovation framework, on which a future holistic user innovation policy for the household sector can be based. We do this in three … Continue reading

Charles in ALTEC, Peru
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Charles in ALTEC, Peru

Charles was a keynote speaker at the 19th Latin/Ibero/American for Technological and Innovation Management Congress (ALTEC) held in Lima, Peru from the 27th to the 29th of October 2021. The central theme for the congress was “Innovation and transformative technologies: Dilemmas, challenges and actions to build a sustainable future”. The topic for his presentation was … Continue reading