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Update: Our book on Holistic Innovation Policy submitted to Oxford University Press

It is with great relief that Susana and I submitted our new book to the publisher on June 24th, 2018. The book is entitled “Holistic Innovation Policy: Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems and Instrument Choices” by Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist. In the link below you can find drafts of:  Title page Abstract Table of content … Continue reading

NIC Meeting in Harpsund, Sweden
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NIC Meeting in Harpsund, Sweden

The Swedish National Innovation Council has four (or more) meetings per year. The most recent one was held on May 28, 2018. The venue was in Harpsund, which is the country residence for the Prime Minister of Sweden. The meeting lasted for 5 hours and addressed the following issues: Working places for life-long learning, Renewal in healthcare, … Continue reading

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STI Strategy Development and Anchor Program Workshop

During May 14-19, 2018, Charles visited Thailand. He contributed to the “STI Strategy Development and Anchor Program Workshop, at Thonburi University in Bangkok. He gave two lectures: Innovation Theory for Developing a Holistic Innovation Policy – Replacing Linearity! Make Strategic Public Procurement Drive Innovation: Specify Functions Instead of Products He also provided consultancy services to … Continue reading

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Public procurement for innovation to help meet social challenges: a review and a case study

An article entitled “Public procurement for innovation to help meet social challenges: a review and a case study” has been published on 28 February, 2018 in Science and Public Policy. The authors are Joeri H. Wesseling and Charles Edquist. It deals with how public procurement can contribute to meeting societal challenges by presenting a literature review … Continue reading