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Addressing global challenges and building sound international partnership

Science diplomacy, the intersection of science and diplomacy in addressing global challenges, has gained prominence on the international stage. While Sweden boasts a long-standing tradition of scientific excellence and international collaboration, it is yet to fully embrace the discourse of Science Diplomacy within its institutional landscape. Join us as we explore the emerging field of science diplomacy and delve into its relevance within the Swedish Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) ecosystem, and whether Sweden measures up to compared to the development in other countries.

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IVA Konferenscenter, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm

Seminariet sänds även digitalt.


Webbinarium: Kostnadsfritt

Seminarium: Kostnadsfritt

The seminar provides a global outlook on Science Diplomacy and an exploration on how Sweden can leverage Science Diplomacy to further strengthen its global standing and contribute to scientific advancements and economic growth.

By attending, you have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions with experts on international research collaborations and representatives from the scientific community.

The seminar will be held in English. 


  • 17:00-18:00 Welcome by Tuula Teeri, President IVA
  • Take-aways from the OECD STI Outlook 2023, OECD director of Science, Technology, and Innovation Jerrard Sheehan 
  • Presentation Global reflections on Sweden’s Science diplomacy in relation to our competitors Sweden’s Counsellors of Science and Innovation (USA, India and UK)
  • Panel Questions and comments from the audience Closing remarks, Tuula Teeri, President IVA
  • 18:00 Mingle (all participants at the seminar are invited)


Tuula Teeri

President IVA

Marika Amartey

Science and Innovation Counsellor Swedish Embassy in London

Maria Brogren

Science and Innovation Counsellor Swedish Embassy in Washington

Per-Arne Wikström

Science and Innovation Counsellor Swedish Embassy in New Delhi

Beate Eellend

Deputy director Ministry of Education and Research

Sylvia Schwaag Serger

Professor, IVA Fellow Lund University

Martin Bech

Former Science and Innovation Counsellor Innovation Center Denmark, Shanghai

Anne Lidgard (moderator)

Head of International Cooperation, IVA Fellow Vinnova

Jerrard Sheehan 

Director of Science, Technology, and Innovation OECD


Anna Carlsson


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