Göran Marklund

Göran Marklund (SE)

Presentation: Social Challenge Innovation - Driver of Public Welfare and Economic Growth

Göran Marklund is Deputy Director General and Head of Operational Development at VINNOVA, the Swedish Innovation Agency. In that capacity he is deeply involved in developing VINNOVA’s strategy and program designs.

Dr Marklund is also highly active in developing the agenda of the OECD TIP, Working Group on Innovation and Technology Policy. He has been Associate Professor in Economic History at Uppsala University with the focus on innovation and economic change. Dr Marklund has also been Science and Technology Attaché at the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC and guest researcher at the Centre for International Technology Policy (CISTP) at George Washington University. He regulrarly gives advice to the Swedish Government and to the EU on research, innovation and growth policy issues.

As a researcher, Dr Marklund has primarily specialized in globalization, innovation and national competitiveness, as well as policy impact studies, with a particular focus on R&D and innovation indicators. In this function he has closely followed OECD’s and Eurostat’s indicator work and assisted at the meetings of OECD’s group of national experts of science and technology indicators, NESTI.

Dr Marklund is currently chairman of the Advisory Board for R&D and Innovation Statistics at Statistics Sweden.