Testbed Krim:Techa preparatory project for digital & radical innovation in The Swedish Prison & Probation Service
|Coordinator||Kriminalvården - Kriminalvården HK|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||November 2018 - May 2019|
|Venture||Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar|
Purpose and goal
The preparatory project “Testbed Krim:Tech” examines how a testbed for radical digital innovation in The Swedish Prison and Probation Service (SPPS) should be designed to support digital transformations and thus contribute to clients’ rehabilitation and to make society safer.
Expected results and effects
SPPS sees great potential in digitalization to meet today’s challenges. However, developing radical digital innovation poses great uncertainty, and since SPPS’s operations are characterized by strong security requirements, the organization aims to establish “Testbed Krim:Tech” to enable tests of digital innovations in a safe, responsible and efficient way. The initiative is aligned with the organization´s long-term and strategic digitalization efforts. This provides beneficial conditions for the testbed in both the short and long term.
Planned approach and implementation
The project includes broad competences in digitalization, innovation, operating testbeds and knowledge about SPPS. SPPS is project coordinator and testbed developer. Linköping University is project partner and provides researchbased knowledge about how radical digital innovation can be pursued. There is a great need and benefit, both internally and in society at large, of a testbed for radical digital innovation in SPPS. The initiative is well anchored in the organization and beneficial circumstances exist for successfully operating such a testbed.