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Invitation to Collaborate on Functional Public Procurement – Practice and Research

As readers of my homepage know, I have a keen interest in functional public procurement. Therefore, I sent out an invitation to collaborate on functional public procurement – see below. If you are interested in collaborating on this theme, please send an email to charles.edquist@circle.lu.se. The invitation letter follows: Hi! You are hereby INVITED to … Continue reading

Chris Freeman Centenary Celebrations
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Chris Freeman Centenary Celebrations

Chris Freeman Centenary Lecture Series has been running all of this year. The two final panel discussions will take place (on Zoom) on April 1 and April 7. Charles has the great honour to participate in the discussion on April 7. Please see the forwarded invitation below for more information. From: CRIS 1 <cris.innovationstudies@gmail.com>Sent: den … Continue reading

Our book on Holistic Innovation Policy in Chinese
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Our book on Holistic Innovation Policy in Chinese

Oxford University Press has arranged for our (Susana’s and mine) book entitled “Holistic Innovation Policy – Theoretical Foundations, Policy Problems and Instrument Choices” to be translated into Chinese. It will be published by the Scientific and Technical Documentation Press Co., Ltd of Beijing. The book has been translated, but the specific publication date has not … Continue reading

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International Consultation on the Knowledge Economy in Kerala, India

Charles participated in an International Consultation Webinar on “Transforming Kerala to a Knowledge Economy” on January 23, 2021. The programme of the consultation can be downloaded here. Charles spoke in a session on “Skilling, Reskilling and Upskilling for the Knowledge Economy”. His intervention has been transcribed and can be downloaded here. Continue reading

“Functional procurement for innovation, welfare, and the environment” now published in Science and Public Policy
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“Functional procurement for innovation, welfare, and the environment” now published in Science and Public Policy

The earlier CIRCLE Discussion Paper entitled “Functional procurement for innovation, welfare, and the environment” (see below) written with Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia was published in Science and Public Policy in December 2020. The abstract of the paper reads as follows: Public procurement accounts for a very large share of most economies worldwide. This article argues that … Continue reading

Charles at the Third Ibero-American Forum on Public Procurement and Open Innovation
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Charles at the Third Ibero-American Forum on Public Procurement and Open Innovation

Charles presented the inaugural lecture at the Third Ibero-American Forum on Public Procurement and Open Innovation on December 2 – 3 2020, held in Madrid. The forum was organized by Teresa Riesgo, the Secretary of State for Innovation in the Spanish government. The title of the presentation was “Functional Procurement for Innovation, Welfare and the … Continue reading

CIRCLE discussion paper: “Towards a Holistic User Innovation Policy”
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CIRCLE discussion paper: “Towards a Holistic User Innovation Policy”

In November 2020 a CIRCLE discussion paper written with Lars Bengtsson was published. It was entitled “Towards a Holistic User Innovation Policy”. (User innovations are Innovations performed by individuals in households that expect to benefit from pursuing innovations via their own use of them.) This paper aims to synthesize previous user innovation policy proposals into … Continue reading