The strategic innovation programmes
Strategic research and innovation agendas
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.
Read the systematic review of the agendas (PDF file, in Swedish)