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Innovation Platform Borås

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Coordinator BORÅS STAD - BORÅS STAD, Stadskansliet
Funding from Vinnova SEK 6 850 000
Project duration February 2016 - August 2019
Status Completed

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 effects and result

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.

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Last updated 5 March 2019

Reference number 2015-06046

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