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Report 2009:26 R

The knowledge triangle

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This is a summary in English.


The importance of a well-functioning knowledge triangle in the form of interaction between education, research and innovation has been emphasised by EU leaders since 2006. During its Presidency of the EU, Sweden wants to contribute to further development of the concept and realization of the knowledge triangle. The different sides need to be better coordinated and for the impact of education entrepreneurship is a key instrument. This was the aim of the conference The Knowledge Triangle Shaping the Future of Europe in Göteborg 31 August—2 September 2009.

What does it take to make us commit the time and energy and, hopefully, the resources and leadership to create a truly knowledge-based society? A society where the vision of a knowledge triangle is the guiding principle for the development of universities, and where the concept of the knowledge triangle includes both industry and society as a whole? What tools and actions do we need?

Here follows a summary report from the conference. For more documentation from the conference please go to

Anders Flodström
University Chancellor

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