INNODAY-Bringing innovation to everyday life and work
|RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SICS Swedish ICT Västerås AB
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 1 200 000
|November 2016 - July 2018
Purpose and goal
The main purpose and goal of spreading research-based knowledge and practical tools for developing innovative competence in everyday work to a wider audience have been reached by three main activities: 1) half-year process with weekly workshops and different creative activities for employees of project partner organizations; 2) an art exhibition problematizing innovation in everyday work that attracted a number of different target groups; 3) a book about innovative competence using innovative format including creative exercises, fiction stories, poetry and illustrations.
Expected results and effects
The main results of this project are a set of practical tools to enable innovation in everyday work that were developed from research-based knowledge, spread to, and tested in partner organisations. The exhibition enabled more critical reflections about innovation in everyday work, with new perspectives that are often not part of innovation management discussions. The book will enable to spread the research knowledge and practical tools to a wider audience way beyond the duration of this project, so plans for its further dissemination and commercialisation are being implemented.
Planned approach and implementation
The structure of dividing project in a series of creative weekly activities with employees, and then disseminating results through more innovative formats, such as an art exhibition and an innovative book proved to be fruitful. The challenge was how to maintain a more active role of employees also in building an art exhibition and writing a book, so they don´t lose the ownership and connection with the project. The analysis is that weekly activities for stimulating innovation among employees sustained in time would be beneficial to keep practicing embodying innovation in everyday work.