iCare4 Fyrbodal - idea hub for collaboration to support innovation management within municipalities
Purpose and goal
To encourage development, implementation, dissemination and utilization of innovative ideas and thus contribute to social impact and growth. A prioritized component is to generate conditions within participating municipalities´ day-to-day operations in order for them to lead and organize to achieve increased innovation ability. This is done by integrating both quality- and innovation management, through developing skills to strengthen a culture of innovation and a supportive leadership in order to provide a creative work environment and to empower employees and managers.
Expected results and effects
The project is expected to result in an idésluss that in a sustainable way: (1) is integrated in the quality management system of the municipalities by developing a structured process to identify and capture the needs of the day-to-day operations with support of a digital process, (2) gives qualified support for innovators to take the next step (3) provides an interface to bring together ideas /innovator with other actors in the existing innovation system, (4) stimulates learning, development and dissemination of innovative ideas.
Planned approach and implementation
The project consists not only of the project partners but also of a reference group consisting of external experts that will advise the project as well as large number of employees within different levels of the involved municipalities as the project is focused on integrating with the regular development of quality management. The project is divided in several work packages where the mentioned representatives in various degrees will participate in workshops, working groups, competence and conferences. Thus the organizations ensure a systematic and sustainable ability to innovate.