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The Hoshin Kanri Accelerator

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 650 000
Project duration November 2017 - May 2019
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The project, The Hoshin Kanri Accelerator (HKA) for innovative strategy work, aims to develop an attractive offer on the Swedish market in 2020. A development concept that should complement existing offers. We planned six activities to achieve the aim of the project. All activities have been successfully completed, but we haven’t reached 2020 yet, so we are unable to foresee if the aim has been achieved. We do know that until now this project has taken us a long way on the right path.

Expected results and effects

We planned several activities in the project and from the outcome a book would be published. We were to carry out a pilot education (the accelerator), market and test the design widely, and finally, we were to complete a commercial concept. All activities have been carried out with some minor changes. The (more extended) book will be published at the end of 2019. We have completed two pilot education instead of one, and we have done a thorough evaluation of learning made in the process.

Planned approach and implementation

This dissemination project has made it possible to communicate and elaborate the knowledge developed in the previous research project in a way that has surprised us. Given that the initial financial investment from Vinnova was leveraged with 200 %, we have not only been able to disseminate knowledge but also elaborate on the initial knowledge base. As a result, the team of seven involved in this project are dedicated to further disseminate the Hoshin Kanri principles on the Swedish market.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 12 December 2018

Reference number 2017-04402

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