Charles Edquist reappointed to the Swedish National Innovation Council
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Charles Edquist reappointed to the Swedish National Innovation Council

 The Swedish National Innovation Council (NIC) was created by the Prime Minister on February 9, 2015. In February 2017 it was restructured and Charles was reappointed for a second term, which runs until September 30, 2018. The purpose of NIC is to develop Sweden’s national innovation system and thereby mitigate societal and environmental challenges as … Continue reading

Charles is chairing an EU project on Public Innovation Procurement
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Charles is chairing an EU project on Public Innovation Procurement

  The European Commission has taken the initiative to a project entitled “Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Innovation Procurement under Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility”. This MLE focusses on three kinds of Innovation-enhancing public procurement (direct innovation procurement, catalytic innovation procurement and functional regular procurement) and on Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) of R&D results. The project … Continue reading

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  Charles gave a talk about functional public procurement at Sustainable Business Hub in Malmö on May 13, 2016. In the invitation was written “With functional procurement you buy clean water instead of sewage treatment works, a decibel level instead of a noise fence and inside temperature instead of heat and cold. In this way … Continue reading

Education, Training and Skills in Innovation Policy
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Education, Training and Skills in Innovation Policy

A paper by Susana Borrás and Charles Edquist has been published by Science and Public Policy through the journal’s “Advanced Access” service last 15 July 2014. The article, entitled “Education, Training and Skills in Innovation Policy” will be included in the succeeding issue of the journal. The abstract reads: The main question that guides this … Continue reading

Book Chapter: A holistic innovation policy – why, what and how?
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Book Chapter: A holistic innovation policy – why, what and how?

A chapter by Charles entitled “A holistic innovation policy – why, what and how?” (in Swedish “En helhetlig innovationspolitik – varför, vad och hur?”) was published in an edited volume last July 1st in Almedalen. The book is entitled “Position Sweden – on innovation, sustainability and labor market – a debate anthology” (In Swedish “Position … Continue reading

Charles and Susana receive Best Paper Award at Atlanta Conference
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Charles and Susana receive Best Paper Award at Atlanta Conference

Charles and Susana Borrás received the Best Paper Award 2013 at the Atlanta Conference on Science & Innovation Policy (http://www.atlantaconference.org/), at The Georgia Institute of Technology, 26-28 September 2013. Their paper is entitled “Competence Building: A Systemic Approach to Innovation Policy”. The award was presented during the ceremony at the conference on 26 September 2013. … Continue reading