Sweden's Municipalities and Regions (SKR) briefly defines innovation as something that is New, Healthy and Utilized. For something to be classified as innovation, we must be able to save money, see a qualitative upside or society must generally win. In order for us to know if the innovation is both useful and useful, we work with power targets and power take-offs. Helsingborg works with innovation based on three different approaches:
Idea-driven innovation: Many wise ideas come directly from the business, from employees who have ideas on how their jobs can be done better. We have created structures for the city's employees to receive the right support in testing and further developing their ideas.
Challenge-driven innovation: We have identified seventeen city-wide challenges that we need to work together to solve. We set structures to be able to solve the challenges across business and sector boundaries.
Opportunity-driven innovation: We develop technology and platforms that can, among other things, collect and analyze data. Through data and new technology, we can then explore new services and products.
The city's internal innovation work is part of the H22 welfare initiative. In the long term, the work will make the city a strong and innovative organization that is constantly evolving. When we challenge and improve our core business, we also create value for the citizens of Helsingborg.
Helsingborg's innovation work does not only transform its own operations. We also create conditions for residents, organizations and companies to operate here. Together with residents, academia, associations, the business community and other public actors both in Sweden and abroad, we can create a smarter, more sustainable and caring city and ensure the future welfare services and a high quality of life in Helsingborg.