Functionally Based Procurement in the Public Sector
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Functionally Based Procurement in the Public Sector

Charles gave the initial presentation at a seminar on “Functionally Based Procurement in the Public Sector” on October 30, 2017 in Kista outside Stockholm. The seminar was organized by Swerea/KIMAB was devoted to develop a functionally based demands for anti-corrosive treatment of bridges. Charles’ presentation dealt with purposes and objectives of functional specifications in public … Continue reading

National Innovation Council’s first Regional Meeting
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National Innovation Council’s first Regional Meeting

Last October 25, 2017, the Swedish National Innovation Council (NIC) organized their first regional meeting. It was held in the city of Trollhättan in the Region of Västra Götaland. Three members of NIR participated: Charles Edquist, Sigbritt Karlsson and Carola Öberg. The following ministers represented the government: Stefan Löfven (Prime Minister), Helene Hellmark Knutsson (Minister … Continue reading

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

I am chairing a European Union project (A Mutual Learning Exercise, MLE) on innovation related public procurement. The first report in this initiative has been published by the European Commission. It focusses on functional specifications for achieving innovations by means of public procurement, is written by me, and has the title “Developing Strategic Frameworks for … 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