xKRP - Community Experience Data Lab Kronoparken

Reference number 2016-04314
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SP ServiceLabs
Funding from Vinnova SEK 2 273 791
Project duration November 2016 - December 2018
Status Completed
Venture Data-driven innovation
Call Data-driven labs 2016

Purpose and goal

xKRP has contributed to new knowledge and new insights on data, services and policy. This has fostered new networks and collaborations both locally and nationally, as well as contributing to new routines and ambitions among participants, which has contributed to that project´s overall goals. To permanent xKRP as a platform has been the forum for discussion in light of new regional projects focusing on digital development and services. Since several parties already cooperate within these initiatives, eg VINNVÄXT, xKRP will not be promoted as a unique environment.

Expected results and effects

xKRP has generated new knowledge and new insights, generated two new R&D projects, created the prerequisites of a doctoral student with a focus on data and policy and introduced data-driven innovation as a concept in other applications and processes, eg. VINNVÄXT. Discussions are being held regarding creating of a service portfolio based on results and networks. The work of involving the local community has been a recurring challenge. Both to involve actors from the local community in a structured way but also to address needs based on the thematic areas of the project.

Planned approach and implementation

Strategically, xKRP has been managed through continuous dialogue within the project consortium. This has worked relatively well, although ongoing dialogue and collaboration with local actors has been more frequent than dialogue with actors outside of Värmland. Operatively, xKRP has been run through a series of cases of varying size and scope, as well as through networking and knowledge dissemination. This method has been favorable in some cases, difficult to maneuver in others. Dialogue between cases and actors have often created both insights ans new collaborations.

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