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Organizing and strategy for innovation: A framework for innovation work in the boardroom

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Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Integrerad produktutveckling
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 000 000
Project duration July 2017 - June 2019
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The OSIRIS project has developed new knowledge about how boards can contribute fruitfully to companies´ continuous innovation and renewal work. A framework för the board´s innovation work has been developed, consisting of three main activity areas and a number of practices that can be used according to the company´s specific innovation ambitions. The framework has in close collaboration with two companies been applied in their boards and organizations. Project results have been diffused to a wide audience via workshops and publications.

Expected results and effects

The project has generated an easily accessible and usable framework that boards of different kinds can use to improve their innovation work. The framework has been applied in two participating companies, where it has been used to develop and implement new ways-of-working, methods and tools supporting strategic innovation work. The project results have been diffused to a wide audience via publications and workshops and have been packaged in the form of training- and consultancy material by participating intermediaries.

Planned approach and implementation

The project work has been performed in a number of steps: literature studies, expert interviews, framework development, interaction with and interventions at partner companies, and diffusion via publications and workshops. The collaboration between different parties has worked exceptionally well and has also led to new joint projects. One company had to leave the project due to management turbulence, but was replaced without problems. Workshops have been used for both data collection and diffusion of results and have turned out to be an effective means for reaching many boards.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2017-02613

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