There are roughly 9 million people in Sweden, which holds control over the highly profitable trade routes of the Baltic Sea. After overhauling the country’s welfare program (a costly venture), it still exceeds the UN target development in aid donations of 0.7% of GNP, one of the few countries who can claim that in the world.
My guest this week is Thomas Frostberg, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Rapidus, an electronic news service covering business and technology from research to innovation in Scandinavia (the Öresund Region in Sweden and Denmark). Rapidus covers university research and the commercialization of this research, with focus on innovative start-ups, as well as innovation policy strategies.
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliment under the leadership of a prime minister. I recently discovered that it changed government in October from social democrat to liberal. The new Prime Minister after Goran Persson is now Fredrik Reinfeldt (thanks for the correction, Thomas), who visited Arnold “the governator” this week to talk green policy and clean tech. See the article here.
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