The Swedish government has implemented some significant policy measures to stay ahead of global trade. Like all the Nordic countries exports of high technology require collaboration across the globe. New developments and disruptions in supply chains, as we now see with the US/China trade dispute create opportunities for Moree agile countries and companies.
They have now sought to strengthen their capacity for international collaborationsby placing Offices of Science and Innovation at their embassies in Tokyo, Seoul, Brasilia, Washington D.C. New Delhi and Beijing.
The overall goal of the offices is to strengthen Sweden’s global connections to strategic international innovation, research and higher education environments. The office’s task is to act as brokers, strategic advisors and door-openers.
These Offices follow the Sweden’s 5 Innovation Partnership Programmes:
- Next Generation Travel and Transport,
- Smart Cities,
- Circular and Bio-based Economy,
- Life Science
- Connected Industry and New Materials.
The Offices of Science and Innovation are financed and governed jointly by the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of the Environment, in close collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
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