The strategic research and innovation agenda initiative that ran from 2012 to 2016 laid the foundation for the current strategic innovation programmes. Under the initiative, the stakeholders active in a certain area jointly formulated a vision and objectives and defined needs and strategies to help develop a particular innovation area.
The agendas’ main aims were to address important social challenges and create growth and strengthen Sweden’s competitiveness in the area. The drafted agendas cover a broad spectrum of areas.
Systematic review reveals multiple positive effects
Sweco has conducted a systematic review of the strategic innovation agendas on behalf of the government agencies involved. This review reveals that the agendas continue to provide benefit by serving as a useful tool for increased cooperation between different stakeholders. Among other things, the results of the review reveal that:
- The agendas span many areas, but focus primarily on the fields of information and communications technology and energy and climate.
- Many stakeholders were involved in drafting the agendas.
- The stakeholders involved have demonstrated genuine commitment to the project.
- The project managers involved consider the work on the agendas to have been useful in gathering stakeholders from various organisations and fields to design a common strategy.
- The agendas are still used in various ways today, even though the project has concluded. For example, they are used as a basis for applying for additional financing in their respective area.
View the agendas
Read the systematic review of the agendas (PDF file, in Swedish)