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OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Sweden 2016

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The 2016 Sweden Review of Innovation Policy deepens the 2012 Review by focusing on six policy initiatives central to the 2008 and 2012 Swedish Research and Innovation Bills, notably: 1) the increase in funding for university research, 2) the establishment of Strategic Research Areas, 3) actions designed to enhance the role of research institutes in Sweden’s innovation system, 4) the definition and funding of Strategic Innovation Areas in collaboration with industrial, academic and research institute actors, 5) the initiation of a Challenge-Driven Innovation programme addressing societal challenges, 6) improved prioritisation and support for Swedish participation in European research and innovation activities.

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Findings of the OECD Review of Innovation Policy: Sweden 2012

This chapter reprises some of the main results of the OECD Review of Innovation Policy: Sweden 2012, which provides the background of this review. It outlines major achievements and challenges the 2012 review had pointed out for Sweden, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the innovation system. The chapter further reports the set of strategic tasks outlined in the 2012 review and surveys the recommendations it suggested Sweden might adopt in order to improve the overall performance of the innovation system.

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