Keeping the distance to strengthen collaborations – finding new ways to work towards cocreating sustainable solutions amid a global COVID pandemic

2020 has been an exceptional year for the Offices of Science and Innovation. To handle and to dampen the effects of the global pandemic, the Offices has found new ways to co-create. Going digital has often given us the possibility to include a...

2020 has been an exceptional year for the Offices of Science and Innovation. To handle and to dampen the effects of the global pandemic, the Offices has found new ways to co-create. Going digital has often given us the possibility to include a wider audience of stakeholders and increasing the phase of the cooperation. We all long for face-to-face meetings and ability to travel but are impressed by how we and our international partners have excelled together in this digital shift.

The global co-creation within Life Science to find vaccines and the enormous digital shift that the world sees today, shows both the strength and benefits from international collaborations. It also represents a new way forward for international collaborations. Showing us that we, if we work together, can innovate and find sustainable solutions for the important green shift to sustainability. Such transformation also means lifting people with lifelong learning to make them prepared to make the best of opportunities the digitalisation and democratisation of knowledge the future will provide.

We will now go into holiday mode and return 1st of February, ready to continue the internationalisation of Sweden’s Innovation Partnerships programmes, including Sweden’s Life Science strategy. As well as Sweden’s Research and Innovation Bill that outlines the direction of Sweden’s research policy over the next four years.

With hopes of a peaceful end to 2020 and hopes of a better 2021. Please take your time to read up on our various blogposts! Or listen to our common global Christmas playlist co-created by our Offices (shuffle for the best experience!).

And do keep in touch with our Offices via our Twitter accounts or inbox the offices at n.kansliet.osi@regeringskansliet.se

Ha en underbar ledighet!