|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 4 000 000|
|Project duration||September 2014 - September 2017|
Purpose and goal
RIKA 3.0 has in close cooperation with partner organizations and in a Living lab environment developed a norm critical innovation, a prototype of including business models for diversity in access to governmental financing. This was based on practical and theoretical knowledge of equal access to governmental financing and norm critical analyses. The result is a norm critical innovation, a prototype for governmental financiers to develop communication and market channels, including a dialogue tool.
Expected results and effects
Implementation of the prototype and the dialogue tool is anchored at the County Administrative Board Västernorrland, County Council Västernorrland, Kalix municipality and at financiers attached to Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, and County Council Västernorrland is implementing the results in their new guidelines for business and project financing. The dialogue tool may prevent structural obstacles for diversity of businesses and possibilities to access governmental financing.
Planned approach and implementation
The norm critical design was set up to make business models, norms and hidden constructions in governmental financiers’ communication and market channels visible. Observations, interviews and extensive text analyses of Count administrative board/regions web sites were carried out to map and identify business models in practice and aligned communication and market channels. Based on the mapping, the Living lab design was carried out with actors from the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem.