Berglind Hallgrimsdottir at Innovation Forum in Reykjavik, May 2012

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Berglind Hallgrimsdottir at Innovation Forum in Reykjavik, May 2012

  1. 1. Berglind Hallgrímsdóttir DirectorImpra SME and Entrepreneur Services 1
  2. 2. A common platform for innovationwithin Green Growth and Welfare Nordic Innovation Forum
  3. 3. THE VISION ...is for the Nordic Region tobe a leading innovation region in green growth and welfare
  4. 4. Bruntland Report: Three Pillars of Sustainability Social Equitable Bearable Sustainable Environmental Economic ViableSource: stylized representation of ”Our Common futures” definition of sustainability / Bruntland report
  5. 5. The Green Economy Environment Society Economy
  6. 6. Leading Welfare Societies Strengths Weaknesses• Values and visions • Innovation only flourishes locally • Fragmentation - Lack of coordination• A history of promoting innovation • “Not-Invented-Here” syndrome• Empowering users and customers • “No-failure” culture impedes innovation• Trust, flat hierarchies and the power of • Public institutions are rewarded for employees stable operations – not innovation• Networks that succed at innovation • Scale is lacking Opportunities Threats • High costs in Nordic countries• Enabling Technology • A crowded marked• Innovative public procurement and • Small Nordic markets – global growth tendering lies in Asia• Rewarding copycats • Actual austerity predominates instead• Branding Nordic strengths to boost of innovation export
  7. 7. The Experimental SocietyInnovation is a knowledge-based competitiveedge, used to the benefit of business, society and well-being
  8. 8. Recommendations for Action Public sector Public Sustainable Innovation procurement business of innovation modelsGreen Growth and WelfareNordic Added ValueGlobal Outlook
  9. 9. Public Sector Innovation• Reccomendation 1 A vision is needed for Innovation in welfare and green growth in the Nordic Public Sectors• Recommendation 2 Joint Nordic programme to train civil servants at local and national levels to manage innovation for the renewal of public services
  10. 10. Public Procurement ofInnovation• Reccomendation 1 Nordic governments should set a goal for procurement of Innovation. 3% of all public procurement should be innovations• Recommendation 2 „Nordic guidebooks“ for public procures and policy makers should be created• Recommendation 2 Nordic Knowledge Transfer Network for public procurement should be established
  11. 11. Sustainable Business Models• Recommendation 1 A study on the Social Business Models should be commissioned• Recommendation 2 Ongoing Nordic efforts on Green Business Models should be strenthened and continued
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