Idea hub - to increase innovation capabilities in the city of Stockholm

Reference number 2016-04017
Coordinator STOCKHOLMS KOMMUN - STADSLEDNINGSKONTORET
Funding from Vinnova SEK 4 000 000
Project duration November 2016 - December 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Idéslussar i kommuner
Call Idéslussar i kommuner - utvecklingsprojekt

Purpose and goal

An idea hub for innovation will be established in the city of Stockholm in order to support a more innovative working organization. The goal of the first year is to identify needs, communicate and entrench the idea within the organization and to begin establishing the idea hub. Education and information on innovation and the idea hub are important tasks. The hub will be centrally organized in a way which allows employees to easily engage and get support around ideas and proposals. A virtual platform will also be developed.

Expected results and effects

The idea hub will initially focus on ideas from the city´s employees. They will receive support and tools to work with innovation and development, to be able to provide for better service and a more efficient organization and committed employees. Processes, projects and platforms will be coordinated and developed in order to promote a permissive culture that stimulates innovative thinking and to learn from others. Collaboration with suppliers, academia and other stakeholders may be done. The idea hub will contribute to a greater gender equality.

Planned approach and implementation

The steering group is chaired by the CEO. The Director of Innovation will lead the work close to departments responsible for digitization and quality system. Project staff will be recruited. These are included in a project organization with other key persons. A survey will be conducted about needs and on-going initiatives. Tools for networking, coaches, idea management and test environments will be examined. Communication and education on innovation and the hub will be done. The idea hub will first be established in some departments in order to gradually be expanded.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.