Testbed Krim:Techa preparatory project for digital & radical innovation in The Swedish Prison & Probation Service

Reference number 2018-03683
Coordinator Kriminalvården - Kriminalvården HK
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - May 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar
Call 2018-02475-en

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.

External links

Webbsida för paraplyprojektet Krim:tech. Info kring testbädden kommer att läggas upp där.

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