The next generation of digital innovations is expected to be more systemic in nature, but they will also be subject to more regulated markets. This will be a major factor in a geopolitical tug-of-war between the US, China and the EU.

Tim Rühlig at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) will discuss the rising tension bet­ween market and government with respect to the strategic importance and cur­rent power struggles related to technical standards.

  • Why are technical standards of strategic importance for innovation?
  • Should EU act to be a global standard setter?
  • Are Swedish actors slow in adapting to tug-of-war in standard setting?

This is the first seminar in a series building on the contributions in SEF Dialogues 2022: Rethinking boundaries and revisiting borders