Innovation Platform Borås
|Coordinator||BORÅS STAD - BORÅS STAD, Stadskansliet|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 6 850 000|
|Project duration||February 2016 - August 2019|
Purpose and goal
The project aimed to understand how cross-border innovation and problem solving can be organized in public administration and what obstacles they face. The functionality of the innovation platform has been verified against concrete cases and the structure of the platform has been refined based on lessons learned. The sub-goals associated with themes such as sustainable urban planning, learning, innovation management have been met. We gained knowledge of factors inhibiting innovative bureaucracy.
Expected results and effects
The project has, for example, developed models for (a) cross-border urban planning, (b) cross-border problem-solving, (c) support for innovation processes, (d) modular innovation management, (e) preventive investments, (g) waste innovations and service design (return cycle TJAFS and twittering ÅVS). Furthermore, reports and communication material have been produced and innovative ways of working have been disseminated to other municipalities.
Planned approach and implementation
One of our most important approaches has been the principle of "supporting real life innovation processes and front-runners”. That is, supporting and facilitating innovations that we believe contrast prevailing organizational methods, tools or dominating norms. The platform has thus actively been engaged in supporting people and thus actively learned from those processes. This method has been successful in facilitating the sense of collective achievement och cocreation.