In late October 2018, an article about the Swedish Natonal Innovation Council by Charles Edquist was published in Research Policy. The title is: Towards a holistic innovation policy: Can the Swedish National Innovation Council (NIC) be a role model? A holistic innovation policy is defined in this article as a policy that integrates all public actions that influence …
This is the final report of the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on ‘Innovation Procurement’ which was carried out from January 2017 to May 2018 by 13 EU Member States and two associate countries. Through public procurement, the public sector is a dominant first-buyer of products and services. Several EU Member States thus use public procurement …
The Swedish National Innovation Council has now existed for 3 ½ years. A description of the activities of the Council can be found here – in Swedish.
On September 26-28, 2018 The German Development Institute arranged a workshop in Lund on Sustainable Public Procurement and Charles gave the key-note introductory speech on “Functional procurement enhances innovation for sustainability”. The workshop programme can be found here.
In connection with his visit to Barcelona on September 17-18, 2018, Charles was interviewed by the daily newspaper LA VANGUARDIA. The interview is in Spanish and can be found here. Alternatively, a PDF version of the article can be downloaded here.
On September 18, 2018, Charles gave a key-note lecture on Holistic Innovation Policies in Universitat de Barcelona.
Charles participated in a seminar on “Innovation, Economic Development and Policy” at the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo on September 20, 2018.