Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Sweden 2016
The 2016 Sweden Review of Innovation Policy deepens the 2012 Review by focusing on
six policy initiatives central to the 2008 and 2012 Swedish Research and Innovation
Bills, notably: 1) the increase in funding for university research, 2) the establishment
of Strategic Research Areas, 3) actions designed to enhance the role of research institutes
in Sweden’s innovation system, 4) the definition and funding of Strategic Innovation
Areas in collaboration with industrial, academic and research institute actors, 5)
the initiation of a Challenge-Driven Innovation programme addressing societal challenges,
6) improved prioritisation and support for Swedish participation in European research
and innovation activities.
OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy offer a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of individual OECD member and partner countries, focusing on the role of government. They provide concrete recommendations on how to improve policies which impact on innovation performance, including R&D policies. Each review identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.