Göran Marklund is Deputy Director General and Head of Operational
Development at Vinnova, which is the Swedish Government Agency for
Innovation Systems. He is also Swedish representative at and currently
chairing the OECD TIP Working Group on Innovation and Technology
Policy. He often gives advice to the Swedish Government and to the EU
on research, innovation and growth policy issues. As a researcher Dr.
Marklund has primarily specialised in innovation and economic change,
globalisation, and national competitiveness. In this function he has closely
followed OECD and Eurostat indicator work and assisted at the meetings
of OECD group of national experts of science and technology indicators,

Vinnova is Sweden’s national Innovation Agency, falling under the Ministry
of Enterprise and Innovation. They have approximately 200 employees
managing a project portfolio of EUR 80 billion. ‘Our support gives
companies and organisations the opportunity to experiment and test
new ideas before they become profitable. Every year, Vinnova invests
approximately SEK 3 billion in research and innovation.’

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