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Greenovation in practice

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Coordinator Linköpings universitet - Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Funding from Vinnova SEK 440 000
Project duration December 2016 - August 2017
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the first sub-project was to provide a survey of how farmers in the agricultural sector look at (a) the most important innovations in modern times and (b) important innovation needs for the future. It has been achieved. The second sub-project aimed at developing a business development tool called NPK, (Nytta/Usefulness, Product, K/Communication). We have fulfilled this, but have also discovered the need for further development during the course of the road.

Expected results and effects

The underlying purpose of the project was to increase the capacity for innovation among farmers in the agricultural sector. We have conducted analysis of questionnaires from 372 respondents and were able to identify strategic innovation needs. Through the developed method (NPK), there is now a new tool that can assist professionals in managing innovative processes. Both the survey and the method have spread at both confe-rences and at a few companies, indicating that the project had an impact.

Planned approach and implementation

The survey material included answers to questions with open answer options. Furthermore, the questionnaire was actually 8 questionnaires. We compiled a database and then wrote down respondents formulations. The next step was interpretation of these with keywords in separate column. The analysis matrix contained 10,534 cells. Based on the interpretations, two-steps analysis was then made. The NPK method was developed by Charlotte Norrman and Per Frankelius through interactive thought work.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-05248

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