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The norm step

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Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Acreo SMED Hudik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 400 000
Project duration June 2018 - January 2019
Status Completed
Venture 2014-06304-en
Call Normcritical Innovation

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project was to make barriers to innovation through norm-critical analysis of the innovation system´s Lean Startup method, based on how it is used in Region Gävleborg´s innovation system. The purpose of introducing a norm-critical perspective in the analysis of the methodology was to create potential for increased and broader idea flow from more target groups and more innovations.

Expected results and effects

The result will be used in the further development of the Lean Startup method and other common processes that are developed within the framework of Region Gävlborg´s l growth project Innovationsklivet. The result shows that both the Lean Startup methodology and the communication around it can be developed relatively easily with a norm-critical perspective, but that it also appears that certain system issues can constitute obstacles to innovation.

Planned approach and implementation

The entry project consisted of five work packages, analysis of the Lean Startup method, mapping of needs and challenges where we, for example, carried out observations during training sessions. Workshops and interviews with the needs owners in the four regional innovation nodes and with start-up companies and innovators (end users). Also idea generation and dissemination of results. The analysis is based on the method as used in Region Gävleborg´s growth project Innovationsklivet and within the incubator Movexum´s program Boost Chamber, in collaboration with Propell Innovation.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2018-01610

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