Socially sustainable innovation support for Swedish incubators and science parks
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Avdelningen för Arbetsvetenskap|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 600 000|
|Project duration||December 2016 - December 2017|
Purpose and goal
The project aims to increase the ability of Sweden´s innovation-promoting actors to support the realization of innovative solutions to current social challenges and global sustainability goals. This has been achieved by designing the concept "Transformative Innovation Support" (Framtidsformande innovationsstöd in Swedish). It is freely available for innovation offices, incubators, science parks and other innovation promoters in Sweden and internationally, via the created website (www.transformativeinnovation.se and www.framtidsformande.se).
Expected results and effects
The primary project result is the concept "Transformative Innovation Support", which can be used freely by innovation promoters in Sweden and internationally to support the realization of social innovations and socially sustainable innovations. The project´s expected effects consist of increased ability among innovation offices, incubators, science parks and other innovation promoters to contribute to sustainable, inclusive innovation and development.
Planned approach and implementation
The concept has been developed through a continuous dialogue between project partners from academia, industry and society. Designers with specialist skills in social and graphic design have designed the concept. The project partners have also contributed to dissemination of the concept to various innovation promoters, through workshops, newsletters, etc. The dissemination will continue after the end of the project, e.g. via a national seminar for innovation promoters and commercialization of additional services to the concept.