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

New Working Paper on functional procurement published in January 2020
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New Working Paper on functional procurement published in January 2020

Functional public procurement describes problems that shall be solved, instead of describing the products to be bought. It is the most powerful innovation policy instrument that exists. This is because of the enormous volume of public procurement (15-20 % of global GDP), and the fact that describing products in public procurement prevents innovation – you … 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