Meeting the Rising Global Competition in Sweden: OECD's Science, Technology, and Innovation Outlook
How is global competition evolving, and what measures can Sweden adopt to address challenges in order to enhance competitiveness and growth? The seminar will feature a presentation of OECD's Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Outlook 2023, showcasing a significantly heightened global emphasis on strengthening countries' research and innovation systems. The seminar will feature discussions with Minister of Education Mats Persson, state secretary repsonsible for Business and Industry Sara Modig, OECD's Director for STI Jerrard Sheehan, Professor Sara Mazur from KAW, as well as Sweden's appointed representatives from various countries' Innovation and Research Councils.
IVA Conference Center, Stockholm Sweden
The event is also streamed online
On Location: Free
Sweden is a knowledge-intensive nation, reliant on a robust research and innovation system for competitiveness and sustained high welfare standards. However, global investments in research, development, and innovation are rapidly increasing in other regions, reshaping the landscape.
OECD's STI Outlook provides recurring assessments of countries' investments, partnerships, and patent holdings within research, development, and innovation. The 2023 edition of the report demonstrates significant investment growth in countries both within and particularly outside the EU in recent years. The seminar will explore global developments and Sweden's strategies for addressing the heightened international competition.
The seminar will be given in English.
Opening, Tuula Teeri (IVA)
Introduction, moderator Sylvia Schwaag Serger (LU)
Presentation OECD STI Outlook 2023, OECD director of Science, Technology, and Innovation Jerrard Sheehan
Reflections and comments by OSI advisors Marika Martey (UK), Maria Brogren (US), Per-Arne Wikström (India), and Rina Karlberg (China)
Reflections and comments by Minister of Education Mats Persson
Reflections and comments
Panel discussion with the speakers and Sara Mazur from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation including questions from the audience
Director of Science, Technology, and Innovation OECD
Minister of Education
State secretary to Minister for Energy, Business and Industry, Ebba Busch
Science and Innovation counsellor to the Swedish Embassy in UK
Science and Innovation counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden in USA
Science and Innovation counsellor to the Swedish Embassy in India
Science and Innovation counsellor to the Swedish Embassy in China
Sylvia Schwaag Serger
Professor, IVA Fellow Lund University