National Innovation Council
The task of the National Innovation Council is to advance Sweden’s development as an innovation nation and strengthen its competitiveness. The Council has an advisory role and provides new perspectives on key issues in innovation policy. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven chairs the National Innovation Council.
The Council works to improve the Swedish innovation system and society’s capacity to address innovation challenges.
Content about the National Innovation Council
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Both incentives and motivation needed to ensure learning becomes reality in the workplace
Supplying skills to the labour market, and to society at large, has been a recurring issue since the Government’s National Innovation Council started meeting in 2015. When the Council met on 28 May at Harpsund, the meeting opened with the issue of lifelong learning in the workplace.
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.
Artificial intelligence will strengthen Sweden’s welfare and competitiveness
The development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) is a priority for the Government and the focus of the National Innovation Council meeting on 19 March 2018. Åsa Zetterberg, the Government's Chief Digital Officer, is invited to the meeting to take part in discussions on how the Government can contribute to the development and use of AI throughout society.
France and Sweden discuss closer cooperation on innovation in clean, connected and autonomous transport
Mrs Elisabeth Borne, French Minister in charge of Transport and Mr Tomas Eneroth, Swedish Minister for Infrastructures inaugurated today the 14th edition of the International Exhibition of Road and Urban Transport Solutions (Solutrans), which runs until 25 November at Lyon. Sweden is a guest of honor at Solutrans this year.
Regional perspectives essential for innovation policy
For the first time, the National Innovation Council is hosting a regional meeting, to take place in Trollhättan on 25 October. Below, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven tells us more about the Council’s work and the importance of developing innovation policy that benefits all of Sweden. The Council is also hosting an open seminar to discuss the Government’s policy with those most closely affected by it.
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.
Sigbritt Karlsson takes a seat on the National Innovation Council
Sigbritt Karlsson is President of KTH Royal Institute of Technology. She is now also a member of the Government’s National Innovation Council, led by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Ms Karlsson took part in her first Council meeting on Monday 13 February.
Open data makes government agencies more accessible
Open data for new solutions. This was one of the items on the agenda of the National Innovation Council meeting on 15 May. Ms Barbara Ubaldi, project manager at the OECD, where she leads the work on digital government and open data, was invited to the meeting to inform about open data initiatives in other countries. The Government has asked the OECD to review and deliver proposals on how Sweden can accelerate the use of data in the public sector.
Martin Lundstedt is a new member of the National Innovation Council
Martin Lundstedt has been President and CEO of the Volvo Group since 2015. He holds an MSc in Engineering and has previously served as CEO of Scania. Since the beginning of this year, he has also been a member of the National Innovation Council. He is passionate about continuously improving and developing businesses and creating system solutions.