City business partnership knowledge platform

Reference number
Coordinator Friends of Gothenburg Innovation AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 183 275
Project duration September 2018 - May 2019
Status Completed
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors
Call 2017-04722-en

Purpose and goal

The project aimed to strengthen the relationship between FOG and the School of Business and Economics and lay the foundation for active utilization of research on urban development. Through the collaboration, FOG has been permanently linked to the School of Economics and Business Administration through the Center for Local Government Studies in Western Sweden. The project also aimed to build up FOG´s competence platform within organization and management, which resulted in a more structured work with knowledge collection, reference management and internal exchange.

Expected results and effects

The project has contributed to knowledge development and utilization of research already during the project phase. Partly through interaction and advisory talks with about 20 administrations and companies within the City of Gothenburg, and partly through assignments for private property owners. The work has also led to continued knowledge development through new research projects and assignments, as well as academic qualification for the participants.

Planned approach and implementation

WP 1 Support center build up 40 interviews / focus group discussions have been conducted, which have been presented to the City of Gothenburg in January 2019. AP2 Academic qualification in the form of scientific publication. A conference paper has been published. AP3 Scientific base for consulting through literature study A reference database has been created, which has been used in the writing of applications and reports. AP4 Model for long-term collaboration A proposal for center formation has been formulated. A platform for FOG established within Kommunforskning in West Sweden.

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