Develops Sweden's innovation capacity for sustainable growth and benefiting society
Erik Arnold, Barbara Good & Henrik Segerpalm – Technopolis Group
Ericsson’s development of mobile telephony is one of Sweden’s outstanding industrial successes of recent years in terms of turnover, employment and exports. This impact analysis focuses on the role of Swedish government research funding in the development of technology for mobile telephony, especially GSM, and the subsequent Swedish success.
The study shows that a number of factors were important. These included the dialogue between the supplier Ericsson and the customer Swedish Telecom and their mutual support in the international standardisation process. Another factor was the technological capabilities and market strength already built up under the Nordic cooperation that created the NMT system.
For full version see VINNOVA Analysis VA 2008:04
For summary in Swedish see/För svensk sammanfattning se VINNOVA Analys VA 2008:07