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Innovation management and organization in the network ´Swedish Authorities for Sustainable Development´

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Coordinator Uppsala universitet - Institutionen för teknikvetenskaper
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 199 800
Project duration December 2016 - November 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The objective; having increased capacity for innovation in their own business, in relation to each other and to their international partners - has been fulfilled. Throughout the project, the stakeholders have developed innovation-leadership skills, knowledge about the role of design methods in innovation management, the importance of collaborative processes in innovation development and legal aspects of innovation in public administration. However, it is difficult to show that the design methodology has been developed to drive innovation management in other pilot projects.

Expected results and effects

Through the project, participating organizations have developed their own knowledge and ability in innovation management and developed their capacity to work innovatively. Organizations have increased the capacity for cooperation between authorities. In the long term, the project may lead to strengthening Swedish authorities´ capacity for flexible workforce as well as contextual adaptation and raised capacity in Sweden´s international development cooperation, but it is difficult to evaluate this result within the time period for the project´s implementation.

Planned approach and implementation

Within the project two experimental design projects have been carried out. Six workshops have been arranged and implemented with participants from the involved agencies and other authorities. Twelve seminars have been held. Workshops and seminars have been implemented according to plan. The experimental design inspired projects have been related to policy perspective, which posed challenges for the process. Generated knowledge has been communicated through SMHU and seminars. A total of about 30 agencies have participated in the exchange of experience within the project.

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Last updated 17 April 2019

Reference number 2016-04513

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