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section 1 of the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems have the task of promoting
sustainable growth by financing the needs-driven
research and development of efficient innovation system.
The authority has a special responsibility in the field of technology as well as
the fields of transport, communication and working life. With
innovation systems refers to the network of public and private
actors where new technologies and knowledge is produced, distributed and
The authority shall promote the utilisation of research to
achieve sustainable growth and strengthening Sweden's competitiveness.
section 2 of the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems
1. contribute to the strengthening and development of universities and
universities, industrial research institutes, companies and other
social actors and to develop cooperation between them in the
Swedish innovation systems,
2. contribute to the development of a more coherent and
internationally competitive institutions sector, as well as to
strengthen its role in the Swedish innovation system,
3. help to strengthen and develop the key sectors within
the Swedish innovation systems,
4. participate in the implementation of the regional growth work
in accordance with the Ordinance (2007:713) on regional
growth work, contribute to the efficient use of EU
structural funds and contribute to the development of the interaction between
the regional growth efforts and the national research
and innovation policy,
5. disseminating information on research, development and innovation
for performers, users and the general public, and
6. consider the ethical issues, promote gender equality in
its area of operation and to promote research on gender equality
with a focus on what hinders or facilitates innovation.
paragraph 3 of the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems
1. stimulating international cooperation that strengthens Swedish
research and innovation and contribute to the Betterment of Sweden,
2. promote Swedish participation in the EU framework programme for research
3. evaluate the Swedish participation in the EU research framework programmes
research and innovation,
4. to coordinate the national information and
consultancy work on the EU framework programme for research and
5. be national contact point for the EU research framework programmes
research and innovation, the research programme COST and the
industrial development program Eureka,
6. provide a secretariat for the coordination function for
EU research cooperation involving other governmental
7. represent the State in the relevant partnership programs according to
Articles 185 and 187 of the Treaty on European Union
the functioning of the
8. assist government offices in program committee work in the EU
framework programme for research and innovation in the areas where
the authority has received a sizable liability by
Government decisions, and
9. assist the Government in the work of the OECD
Science and technology policy (CSTP) and its subgroups.
section 4 of the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems, shall ensure that the regulatory framework
and procedures that the Agency disposes of is
cost effective and simple for businesses and other stakeholders.
paragraph 5 of the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems may carry out tasks to others.
The authority shall withdraw the benefits under the fees regulation
(1992:191) for assignments for other than Government.
section 6 of the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems, within their
business area interact with and develop the dialogue between
relevant regional, national and international actors.
section 7 of the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems, National Research Council,
Swedish Research Council for environment, agricultural sciences and
community building, the Research Council for health, working life and
welfare and the Swedish Energy Agency, there shall be a
the coordination group made up of the heads of Government. The Group shall
interact and jointly draw up analyses, strategies and
research software and otherwise take initiatives to develop
and renew the arrangements for research activity.
paragraph 8 of the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems is led by a Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall consist of not more than nine members.
Positions and assignments
§ 9 the Director General is the head of Government.
Staff disciplinary board
section 10 on the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems, there should be a
staff disciplinary board.
The applicability of specific regulation
section 11 of the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems shall apply
the staff representatives Ordinance (1987:1101).
Right to compensation
section 12 of the Swedish governmental agency for innovation systems have for the activities
specified in paragraph 3 of the 4 the right to charge a replacement for such products and
services referred to in paragraph 4(1) 2-4
fee Regulation (1992:191) without the restriction that
provided for in the second subparagraph of the same article.
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