Content from Mikael Damberg
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Sweden and India agree to deepen their innovation cooperation
Sweden and India today signed a joint innovation partnership to deepen the collaboration between the two countries and contribute to sustainable growth and new job opportunities. The partnership was signed in connection with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Stockholm.
Jobs and security in focus when Stefan Löfven visited the United States
Growth, innovation, job creation and security were on the agenda when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and US President Donald Trump held talks at the White House in Washington DC.
Eight Swedish cabinet ministers to the Social Summit in Gothenburg
The Prime Minister, together with the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has invited to a social summit focusing on the promotion of Fair Jobs and growth, in Gothenburg on Friday 17 November. Heads of State and heads of Governments together with other EU-member ministers will be in place.
Swedish Transport Administration to move forward on electric roads
The Government has now instructed the Swedish Transport Administration to investigate and report on whether electric roads could eventually become part of the national road network in Sweden. The Transport Administration will also manage the part of the Sweden-Germany innovation partnership dealing with electric roads.
Focus on EMA as Minister for Enterprise and Innovation visits Tallinn and Riga
Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg travels to Tallinn and Riga today to seek support for Sweden’s candidacy to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Innovation partnership programmes impact Swedish innovative environments
The collaborations, initiatives and projects that have resulted so far from the five innovation partnership programmes were presented when the National Innovation Council met on Monday 28 August. Together, the project managers and the Council looked to the future and discussed critical success factors, goals and opportunities for developing these partnerships. The experiences of partnership working, where the business sector, academia and organisations work together strategically, were highlighted and discussed by the Council.
Greater focus on the link between innovation and globalisation
Innovation and globalisation – two areas that go hand in hand for Sweden’s continued national growth and development. Since Prime Minister Stefan Löfven established the National Innovation Council in February 2015, several initiatives have been taken aimed at promoting Sweden’s exchanges with leading innovation communities. There is greater focus today on the link between innovation and globalisation, and this was discussed at the National Innovation Council’s meeting on 28 August.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to meet President Emmanuel Macron
On 31 July, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will travel to Paris for meetings with President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. The agenda for talks includes Swedish-French cooperation, the future of the EU, migration and security, and jobs and growth. Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg will also travel to Paris, as one important issue to be discussed is innovation cooperation and the business sector.
Prime Minister Löfven to receive Japan’s Prime Minister Abe
On 8–9 July, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Sweden at the invitation of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. They will meet to discuss deeper economic cooperation, including innovation, the UN Security Council – of which both Sweden and Japan are members in 2017 – and the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan which will be celebrated next year.