As always Vikings are innovative! Sweden continues to lead on #innovation.

The World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO Global Innovation Index 2023 was released this week & it ranks as #2 among 132 economies in the world.

Sweden has been among the top three most innovative economies in the world for the past 15+ years, and also ranks #1 by the European Innovation Scoreboard.
Silicon Valley stays the top global startup ecosystem 2023 and has firmly kept this position there since the launch of the report Startup Genome, a report based on research and analysis of data from 3.5 million startups across 290 global ecosystems.

We look forward to work together with our partners to further connections and nurturing our two world leading ecosystems – the Swedish innovation economy and the Silicon Valley tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Hear more about Swedish innovation policy by Prime Minister of Sweden, Ulf Kristersson here Among other things the Prime Minister highlights that Swedish government and businesses invest about 3,4 % of our GDP in research.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Global Innovation Index uses 80 indicators, such as degree of knowledge and technology outputs, infrastructure and human capital, to track global innovation trends in 130-plus economies. Read the full report here

Today David M. Luna Executive Director of the International Coalition Against Illicit Economies (ICAIE) visited us at A.P. Moller – Maersk headquarters at Esplanaden in Copenhagen.

I have known David for many years, since his days as diplomat at U.S State Department. David is a globally-recognized strategic thought leader, advocate for security of humanity & a leading voice internationally on crime convergence, transnational threats, international affairs, geopolitical risks & illicit trade.

We have worked together to fight internationally transborder crime, lately to create clean free zones through the OECD Anti-Illicit Trade Expert Group (AITEG) & Anti-Illicit Trade Committee (AITC) – which David chaired.

In Maersk, we are a company with strong values fostering transparency & compliance for safe, secure & fair trade.

We work diligently & tirelessly with international institutions, governments, agencies partners to redice risks supply chain risks.

It was interesting how we in Maersk can learn from others share our experiences.

One of the best directors’ of all time.

Soon his next movie is here. Killers of the Flower Moon will be sensational.