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Three smart steps to lift innovation in the public sector

Do you work in the public sector and want to start or improve your innovation work? Then you should look here! The international organization OECD runs the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI). OPSI has, in a broad international collaboration, produced a handbook that is aimed at everyone who wants to develop their innovation work. Through three concrete steps, you as an organization can start or improve your work.

This web page has been machine translated. If there are any uncertainties, please refer to the Swedish text.

That's how it's done - innovation step by step

Here you will find guidance for innovation in public activities. Feel free to start by watching the film and then download the manual which is available in PDF version below. The film is in English.

The manual has been edited and freely translated into Swedish by Vinnova. We are happy to receive suggestions for improvement and feedback (further down this page) on how Themanual and support materials work.

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Do you want to conduct a workshop?

The material produced by OPSI is adapted for digital workshops. However, upon request, we have also produced a first version with Swedish support material for physical workshops. The tutorial below can be used if you have a certain customization in mind. Feel free to make suggestions for improvement regarding the material in the form that you will find further down the page

Support material for conducting a digital workshop

Three-step manual for innovation in public activities

To help you in your work, you have access to a template in the Mural tool - create a free account

Click on the link above to use the template we created to run a workshop. If you do not already have a Mural account, you will need to create one. Then click on "Create Mural from template" to use the template for free. (Please note that Vinnova has not procured the Mural tool. The service is therefore used under own responsibility when, for example, it concerns the handling of personal data.)

Workshopguide Handledning in how a workshop based on the manual's method can be carried out.

Support material for conducting a physical workshop

Three-step manual for innovation in public activities

The workshop guide/tutorial for how a workshop based on the manual's method can be carried out.Work materials to print for participants before workshop

The OECD declaration on innovation in public activities

OPSI's handbook on innovation is based on the OECD's declaration on innovation in the public sector. The handbook has been produced as concrete support for all countries that have signed the declaration. You will find a Swedish translation a little further down on the page you are coming to:


Jonas Gumbel

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Last updated 20 January 2023

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