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Global crises, geopolitical tension and social changes

Global social challenges and crises drive development towards major changes.

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World Economic Forum lists the following large and increasing
risks: geopolitical conflicts, cyber threats and crime, natural disasters
and extreme weather, problems with adaptation to climate change,
insufficient natural resources, large-scale environmental problems, inflation, polarization
and growing social tensions as well as large-scale migration. International
the peace research institute SIPRI reports on sharply increased global
military spending as a result of war and increased geopolitical tensions.

The ongoing power struggle between the blocs also affects politics
conditions to promote sustainable development, as well as the possibilities to
create growth, welfare and security. This applies to politics globally as well
for Sweden. But the social changes that are required also bring great benefits
opportunities for innovation and value creation for companies, regions and

Read the analysis report Global crises, geopolitical tension and social changes. The report is part of Vinnova's basis for the government's research and innovation bill 2024.

Global crises, geopolitical tension and societal changes

Last updated 19 December 2023

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