Idea lock for stustainable community development

Reference number 2016-04023
Coordinator Piteå kommun - KOMMUNLEDNINGSKONTORET
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 573 324
Project duration November 2016 - December 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Idéslussar i kommuner
Call Idéslussar i kommuner - utvecklingsprojekt

Purpose and goal

Idea portal for sustainable innovation will develop an innovative culture and structure that includes politicians, employees, managers, and eventually, citizens. The aim is to develop an innovative structure that takes care of and supports a permissive culture and structure for new thinking. Innovation processes will be integrated into local quality management and help to develop our operations through new technology, digitization, and new work methods based on citizen needs.

Expected results and effects

The idea portal will support the innovation processes generate, select, implement and the benefits capture. The portal will support departments in strategic efforts to build anticipation, enhance innovation capability, and coordinate the promotion of innovation. The portal will create motivation for change by push from below - when employees are inspired to innovate - push from above when management recognizes opportunities for efficiency and push from the side when workgroups share their ideas.

Planned approach and implementation

Important parts of the applied methodology are user participation and agile practices supported by prototypes that evaluate ideas in real situations. Partnerships with external actors will inspire and support the innovation process. As a support for innovation the portal should provide creative environments. The municipalities´ politicians will be consulted about the mandates and roles needed to meet the new requirements innovation impose on management and governance.

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