OECD on Sweden’s Research Landscape

Seminar Fri 24 March 2023
time and place

Friday 24 March 2023, 13:00–14:15
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm.

High quality research and innovation are required in order to tackle future societal challenges. What policy initiatives have other countries implemented to address the challenges? What lessons can be drawn from the frontier of research policy?

The OECD’s directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation has identified a number of future challenges for research policy, internationally and in Sweden. The report presents approaches from countries around the world and presents recommendations on how these should influence research policy in Sweden. The report has been conducted on behalf of the Swedish Government Official Reports Committee An Efficient Organization of Public Research Funding. The report reviews, among other things, transdisciplinary research, capacity building and risk funding, and research infrastructures.

At the seminar, the authors of the OECD report will present their conclusions and participate in a panel discussion with, among others, Head of Committee Ingrid Petersson.

This seminar is a part of the SNS research project Higher education and research.

The seminar will be held in English.


Mikael Dahlgren, Head of ABB Corporate Research Sweden, ABB

Eugenia Perez Vico, Associate Professor in Innovation Sciences, Halmstad University

Ingrid Petersson, Head of Committee, The Swedish Government Official Reports Committee – An Efficient Organization of Public Research Funding

Masatoshi Shimosuka, Policy Analyst, OECD Global Science Forum

Carthage Smith, Senior Policy Analyst, Lead Co-ordinator, OECD Global Science Forum

Astrid Söderbergh Widding, President, Stockholm University

The seminar is moderated by Niklas Ekdal, journalist.


The meeting is free of charge and open to SNS members*, specially invited guests of SNS, academia as well as media.

The seminar will take place at SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm. Register using registration button above.

*List of SNS members/Information about membership