As part of this international research network, Professor Lars Bengtsson, Lund University of Technology, has studied the frequency of user innovation and its impact on the Swedish economy. Lars will give examples of some of these innovations and explain the challenges for society to make the most of these innovation activities.
Vinnova has invited Dr. Carl Wadell, Growth Analysis, author of the report “Rare diseases – an opportunity for Swedish life science”. It mentions patients for the first time as part of the innovation system. With Carl’s help, we want to discuss how these user innovations in life sciences can play a role in innovation policy.