Report on functional specifications for achieving innovations by means of public procurement
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Report on functional specifications for achieving innovations by means of public procurement

As reported here before, Charles is chairing an EU project (A Mutual Learning Exercise MLE) on innovation related public procurement. The first report in this initiative has now emerged and will soon be formally published by the European Commission. It is written by Charles Edquist and has the title “Developing Strategic Frameworks for Innovation Related … Continue reading

Transformative Industry – radical innovations for zero emissions
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Transformative Industry – radical innovations for zero emissions

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is organizing an innovation competition entitled “Transformative Industry – radical innovations for zero emissions”. The first “Inspiration meeting” (out of five meetings) took place in Malmö last October 10, 2017. Charles has been asked to initiate this competition by talking about functional procurement as a tool for innovation. The title … Continue reading

EU Mutual Learning Exercise
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EU Mutual Learning Exercise

The recently concluded meeting within the EU Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Innovation Related Procurement, chaired by Charles, was held at the Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie in Vienna last September 20-21, 2017. The specific topic was on “Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of innovation-related procurement”. The agenda can be found here. Continue reading

EU-SPRI Conference in Vienna
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EU-SPRI Conference in Vienna

Charles participated in the EU-SPRI conference in Vienna on June 7 – 9. He presented a draft of the final chapter of his forthcoming book with Susana Borrás entitled “Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems and Instrument Choices”, as can be seen in the picture. He also participated in a panel debate on innovation … Continue reading