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Smart policy development can lift society

Can properly designed policies and instruments help innovations to develop? Is it possible to have a better impact on socially beneficial ideas if we can adapt the instruments? We think so.

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This is smart policy development

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Vinnovas GD Darja Isaksson on how smart policy development can open up for innovation. To watch the full movie use this link:

Smart policy development is many different methods, practices and working methods

The demands for a more open and agile public sector increase in step with changes and the complexity of societal development. Innovations and new lifestyles put pressure on current laws, rules and established working methods of authorities and other public actors.

The risk is that public organizations prioritize stability and avoiding mistakes - instead of daring to take the necessary initiatives where the focus is on the benefit of citizens or companies.

Smart policy development is an initiative to create modern and effective rules of the game for markets and the public sector, by, for example, using innovation methods such as design thinking. The goal is to facilitate innovations that strengthen sustainable societal development.

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Maria Kaaman

Programme Manager

+46 8 473 31 74

Jonas Gumbel

Programme manager

+46 8 473 32 62

Last updated 13 July 2021

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