Charlotte Brogren, Douglas Alexander och Ed Miliband
Charlotte Brogren, Douglas Alexander och Ed Miliband

British top politicians visit VINNOVA

Today, Ed Miliband, leader of the British Labour Party, together with members of his shadow cabinet visited VINNOVA. Miliband said that innovation issues are a priority for him and that he wanted to learn more about how Sweden manages innovations.

Charlotte Brogren, Director General of VINNOVA, presented the Swedish innovation policy and VINNOVA. A particular focus was put on how VINNOVA works to bring societal challenges at the heart of innovation efforts, i.e. investment in strategic areas of innovation and challenge-driven innovation. Ed Miliband also expressed a strong interest in innovation procurement and management of intellectual property.

Accompanying Ed Miliband on the visit were Jennie Nilsson, Swedish MP and economic policy spokesperson for the Socialdemocrats, the British shadow ministers Douglas Alexander and Stewart Wood and British journalists from the BBC, The Times and The Telegraph.

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VINNOVA is Sweden’s innovation agency. We promote sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation and by funding needs-driven research.

We promote collaborations between companies, universities, research institutes and the public sector. We do this by stimulating a greater use of research, by making long-term investment in strong research and innovation environments and by developing catalytic meeting places. Our activities also focus on strengthening international cooperation.

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