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Transformation and Growth in Innovation Systems

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Coordinator Lunds universitet - CIRCLE
Funding from Vinnova SEK 9 000 000
Project duration October 2010 - September 2013
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The aim is to - from an innovation systems perspective - explain how and why national and regional economies change and develop over time, and how and why such development differs between different types of economic activities. A sub-aim is to establish closer relations with policymakers and contribute to more efficient innovation policy. During the first phase of the project CIRCLE has consolidated its position as one of Europe´s leading centres for innovation systems research and strenghtened its capacity for knowledge exchange with policy makers in Sweden and abroad.

Expected results and effects

- Impact on the research community: (i) CIRCLE ranked as no 14 in innovation research worldwide (, (ii) citations to CIRCLE reserach exceed 42 000. - Societal and policy relevance: (i) policy advisory board with representatives from OECD, EU, Region Skåne, Swedish Government, VINNOVA, Tillväxtanalys and industry, (ii) debate articles in DN, SvD, DI and contributions to policy reports for e.g. Tillväxtanalys, Swedish Economic Forum Report. Regular contributions to policy seminars in Sweden and abroad (e.g. Almedalen).

Planned approach and implementation

CIRCLE is a cross-disciplinary research centre with a staff of 55. The research is organized in five thematic platforms. All platforms cover all three sub-projects of this project, and all platforms are represented in CIRCLEs policy advisory board. Synergies between the platforms and sub-projects are guaranteed through regular seminars and working papers. A research retreat with all staff is organized annually. At this event, results are discussed and milestones for the coming year is established.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

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