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Do you want to develop work with innovation in the public sector?

In that case, rely on knowledge and proven experience!

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The public sector is a key actor in the work of creating value for residents, businesses and society. Vinnova, as Sweden's innovation agency, has supported the public sector by offering opportunities to test and develop new solutions. In addition, we have sought to strengthen the development of new working methods within and between organizations as well as the building up of new knowledge.

Part of this work has resulted in knowledge base in the form of surveys, analyzes and feasibility studies. We would like to make available a selection of these reports for those of you who work with, or are interested in, innovation in the public sector. Increased knowledge and understanding of the role innovation can have in the public sector is a piece of the puzzle for our joint work going forward.

Here you can freely access reports in the area

  • Published spring 2023

    The complexity of the societal challenges we face is increasing, therefore the demands for broad innovative capacity are also increasing within the public sector. Public actors need support in this work, but the current support system is difficult to navigate and difficult to overview. The purpose of this mapping is to gather initiatives and experiences around various attempts to support the national innovation work in the public sector. This is to increase the understanding of needs and shortcomings in the supporting system in order to provide guidance for which gaps supporting actors should fill.

    Based on areas of development in the existing system, recommendations are also made for future efforts. The goal of the analysis is that supporting actors take part in the analysis and adapt to the needs within the innovation-promoting system.

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    Ecosystem analysis of innovation support for the public sector

  • Published spring 2023

    This report describes and analyzes six Swedish innovation platforms for sustainable and attractive cities. the innovation platforms studied are located in Borås, Gothenburg, Kiruna, Lund, Stockholm and Umeå and have been started and run with project support from Vinnova in the form of a special effort on innovation platforms in cities.

    At each innovation platform, follow-up research has been conducted with the aim of strengthening both Vinnova in its role as program owner and national innovation authority and the participating municipalities. The follow-up research has contributed to clarifying and describing the results and values created within the framework of the platforms' work and connecting the work to theories within the research.

    The purpose of this report is to develop a way to describe the innovation platforms in a more uniform way, an attempt at typology, focusing both on how the innovation platforms look today and how they have developed over time. The hope is that a typology makes it easier to interpret the vague concept that both innovation and platform imply and enable a more initiated discussion about the various platforms and Vinnova's effort as a whole.

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    Rapport Mångfacetterat innovation work(Google Drive)

  • Published November 2021

    The values that innovation results in are not only financial, and the beneficial effects are often only visible after a long time. To highlight this, this study by the Swedish authorities has been carried out with funding from Vinnova. The study is a follow-up to the survey that was carried out in 2017. This survey study is based on self-assessment and covers 102 Swedish authorities. The results provide new insights into the current situation and what separates the authorities that succeed and those that do not succeed in their innovation work.

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    What distinguishes those who succeed and what are the success factors?

    The previous report

    Innovation and renewal within 112 Swedish authorities

  • This report is a part-time summary of the work that is also described in the report Multifaceted innovation work (Gppgle Drive). The insights about system challenges and complexity raised by the cities in this report are still relevant. We can state that since this report was written, it has also been taken, and ongoing, initiatives to increase the opportunities for municipalities, and the public sector, to contribute to a greater extent to creating a sustainable society.

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    Leading and organizing innovation for sustainable cities and communities

Last updated 31 May 2023

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