Development approach MIO

Reference number
Coordinator Linköpings universitet - IBL
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 199 231
Project duration December 2016 - November 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The background to the project is the gap between the theoretical research on innovation and organization in the public sector and, on the other hand, the need of applicable knowledge in public sector practices. The project therefore developed the development concept MIO. MIO consists of a training program (including coaching) and is directed towards municipal managers in order to sustainably strengthen municipalities´ capacity for innovation. The development concept MIO is developed through interactive collaboration between intermediaries, researchers and municipalities.

Expected results and effects

We have met the goal of developing, implementing and evaluating the development concept MIO. Collaboration between the parties during the development work has contributed to the concept meeting the actual development needs of the target group, which contributes to relevance for participants at the individual level. Through the practice based innovation projects, we can also identify knowledge utilization on the operational level, as participants apply knowledge and methods in innovation management and organization.

Planned approach and implementation

The development concept MIO forms a basis for reflection and an expanded action repertoire. The development concept consists of five days of training plus coaching opportunities, aimed at managers in municipalities. The coaching aims to further enhance the manager´s ability to contextualise the new knowledge. The concept helps municipal managers develop their knowledge and ability to create conditions for employee driven innovation.

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