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Sweden is the 2019 EU Innovation Leader

Sweden is the 2019 EU innovation leader, followed by Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands according to the European innovaiton scoreboard 2019. On average, the innovation performance of the EU has increased by 8.8% since 2011.

  The European innovation scoreboard provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU countries, other European countries, and regional neighbors. It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation systems and helps countries identify areas they need to address. The European innovation scoreboard 2019 was released on 17 June 2019 For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/innovation/facts-figures/scoreboards_en
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Sweco’s President and CEO Åsa Bergman is the newest member of the Swedish National Innovation Council

Sweco's President and CEO Åsa Bergman has been appointed member of the Swedish National Innovation Council by the Chairman, the Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven.

In autumn 2015, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven instituted a new Innovation Council with the task of working to strengthen Sweden's innovation capacity and competition. The Prime Minister  himself is the Chairman of the new Innovation Council. The Council consists of ten independent members from the academic world and from the business community. This collaboration gives the opportunity to handle issues that cover a broad perspective, which is needed to be able to develop the Swedish innovation climate on a number of different levels. Source: Sweco 27 June, 2019
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EARTH Integrated Archaeology 10 Years Anniversary

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce congratulates EARTH Integrated Archaeology, EARTH, with their 10th anniversary. EARTH was founded in 2008 by Eva Kars. EARTH is an Integrated Archaeological consultancy in the construction and environmental sector and specialized in Heritage Risk Assessment, varying from prospections to excavations.

EARTH is using innovative techniques and working with different multidisciplinary teams to provide the most effective integrated archaeological services, minimize the risks for the clients and giving project owners the most sustainable results. Eva Kars is a Swedish archaeologist, educated at the university of Stockholm living in the Netherlands since 1991. To mark the 10th Anniversary a film "Making the invisible visible" has been produced, which was showed at the Anniversary reception at their modern and redecorated office in Amersfoort. Making the invisible visible, shows the unique way EARTH is working with heritage risk assessment.
Save the Date for Founder Story by Eva Kars and screening of Making the Invisible Visible October 31, 2019 at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. For more information go to Event page
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Newsletter No. 11 | June 2019 Out now!
Newsletter No. 11 | June 2019 Out now  
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Edgar Peer receives the Royal Order of the Polar Star
On June 12, 2019 Edgar Peer, Honorary Consul of Sweden in Amsterdam and member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, was decorated as Officer First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star at a ceremony at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam Hotel to celebrate his 20th anniversary as Honorary Consul of Sweden in Amsterdam. H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mrs. Annika Markovic decorated Mr. Peer on behalf of H.M. the H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in the precence of family, colleagues and friends. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to congratulate Edgar Peer to receiving the high Swedish order.   Photos: Swedish Chamber and Hannie Hansen Photography
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June 12, 2019 Breakfast Meeting
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to host a Breakfast meeting on June 12, 2019 together with Embassy of Sweden in The Hague for the members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the diplomatic relations of the Swedish Embassy. We would like to thank Cees Westera and Gieneke Talsma, PublicMatters for sharing their thoughts on the results of EU-election. A big thank to Ambassador Annika Markovic for her generous hosting and fantastic breakfast and to all participants for taking part in the discussions and making this event to a success. For more Event pictures welcome to visit Past Event
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IKEA Foundation 10 Years
On June 6, 2019 the IKEA Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary with their partners, co-workers and friends. In 2009, we expanded our charter and shifted the focus of our grantmaking to create opportunities for children in some of the world’s poorest communities. Since then, we have worked with many partners who have all made an incredible contribution towards realising the vision of our founder—Ingvar Kamprad—to create a better everyday life for the many people. We would like to thank all our partners for their commitment. After a decade of learning, growing and exploring, we are now embarking on a new strategic direction that will help us address the two biggest threats to children’s futures: poverty and climate change. Moving forward, our aims are to enable families to afford a better life while protecting the planet. Since families living in poverty are especially vulnerable to climate-related disasters and other devastating events, we also support emergency-relief efforts and longer-term programmes that help refugees and other displaced people become self-reliant in their new communities. We are excited about the future of the IKEA Foundation and about all the possibilities that lie ahead. Much remains to be done…and now is the time to do it. Per Heggens post on Linkedin June 10, 2019
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June 6, 2019 Swedish National Day
On June 6, 2019 The Swedish Embassy organised a fantastic RE-DRESS Sustainable Fashion Event at the beautiful Swedish Residence int the Hauge.  The clothes swapping and sustainable fashion event offered a possibility to revitalise your closet in a fun and climate-friendly way. The RE-DRESS concept is a fun and social activity that helps reduce our impact on the environment. Re-Dress was followed by a reception celebrating the Swedish National Day.
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