Demand for a more open and agile public sector is increasing in line with changes and the increased complexity of societal development. Innovations and new lifestyles are putting pressure on applicable laws, regulations and the ingrained approaches of authorities and other public sector actors.
There is a risk that public-sector organisations will prioritise stability and the avoidance of mistakes over taking necessary initiatives in which the needs of citizens and/or companies become the focus.
- How can we accelerate the design of modern rules of play for markets and the public sector?
- Can we use innovative methods inspired by the most innovative startups and apply them to policy development in public administration in order to improve quality and efficiency?
Vinnova’s investment in its own policy lab is one of a number of initiatives intended to make policy development smarter. The purpose is to enable innovations which bolster sustainable societal development.