Second project meeting held at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The second project meeting was held in Gothenburg at its City Hall as well as in Gothenburg, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden from the 16th to the 18th of October 2017.

Day one of the project meeting started with an introductory visit to the Gothenburg´s City Hall. The visit included a presentation of how the city of Gothenburg has developed since the boatyard crisis during the 70s to what the city will become in 2030. This was followed by a presentation of the city´s innovation platforms, and was discussed further from a researcher´s perspective.

Day two of the project meeting was held at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. The day included presentations revolving around three main themes related to capacities for innovation and change, namely: the overarching common dimension within the NOS-project, the project´s comparative dimension, as well as its longitudinal dimension. The longitudinal dimension included a presentation of a study of the effects that Vinnova initiatives have had in Gothenburg, Lund and Borås, Sweden.

The entire seminar programme from the project meeting can be downloaded HERE. (In swedish)

The final day included discussions about a joint book publication as well as a policy brief directed towards practitioners in the field of innovation. The meeting ended with further discussions about possibilities for future new research proposals. The next and final project meeting will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 22nd to the 24th of May 2018.

From left: Karl-Erik Sveiby, Sebastian Godenhjelm, Birgit Jaeger, Stefan Sjöblom, Rolf Lundin, Anila Nauni, Ellen Eklundh, Erica Eneqvist, Therese Dille, Christian Jensen, Evert Vedung, Isak Vento, Beata Segercrantz, Hanne Harmsen and Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren

First project meeting held at the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki, Finland

The first project meeting was held in Helsinki, at the Finnish funding agency Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki, Finland from the 22nd of March to the 24th of March 2017.

Day one of the project meeting started with an introductory visit to the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES). The visit lso included an introdution to other innovation agencies from Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Day two of the project meeting was held at the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. The day included presentations revolving around three specific themes related to capacities for innovation and change namely: renewal in a public sector setting (Förnyelse i offentlig sektor – en introduktion), undertaking challenges (Att ta sig an utmaningar – projekt som förändrings och innovationsverktyg), the significance of context (Kontextens betydelse), as well as the ability to absorb experiances from project driven work (Att tillgodogöra sig erfarenheter av projektdrivet förnyelsearbete).

The entire seminar programme can be downloaded HERE. (In swedish)

The final day included discussions about comparative analysis as well as the possibilities for future new research proposals. The next project meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from the 16th to the 18th of October 2017.

From upper left: Rolf Lundin, Stefan Sjöblom, Mats Fred, Christian Jensen, Karl-Erik Sveiby, Sebastian Godenhjelm, Isak Vento, Ellen Eklundh, Marit Werner

From lower left: Birgit Jaeger, Hanne Harmsen, Beata Segercrantz, Maria Forss, Anila Nauni, Evert Vedung, Miriam Terrell