14 February 2011
Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
Round-table discussion on IT-related innovations
Wednesday 16 February will see the third round-table discussion held as part of work on a digital agenda for Sweden. The theme of the discussion is IT-related research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Time and place
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Minister for Information Techology and Regional Affairs Anna-Karin Hatt is inviting representatives of organisations, government agencies and companies to discuss subjects such as what makes an IT development internationally competitive, what barriers there are to fully utilising the potential of IT for innovation and entrepreneurship, and how we can work in concrete terms to achieve improvements.
IT development plays an important role for new and growing companies and for the long-term competitiveness of Sweden. Research and development, innovative capacity and entrepreneurship in the area of IT are important aspects of this.
Sweden has a good starting position: we rank second in investments in research as a proportion of GDP, and tenth in registering patents. But how good are we at turning creativity into innovations and companies? Do we need to develop an 'innovation rush' culture in Sweden?
More information about the work on the digital agenda is available on the Government website at www.regeringen.se/digitalagenda.
It is also possible to submit views on the content of the agenda.
Members of the media are welcome. Contact Press Secretary Jonas Johansson.