What happened “last night in Sweden”? Social innovation!
Erika Pohjanen, The National Agency for Public Procurement in Sweden
Sweden, the small country in the far north of Europe, is known for its welfare system, IKEA, Skype, meatballs – and President Trump’s quote on what “happened there last night”. But what is really going on in Sweden when it comes to social innovation? Bring your questions and join a creative discussion about how and why Sweden is designing an infrastructure for social innovation, entrepreneurs, and investors, and what we can learn from each other. Through short presentations and time to meet and discuss we’ll touch on topics like: - Social innovation in Sweden - Financing social innovation in a welfare state - Public procurement for social businesses - Co-designing in government
Europe, government, impact investing, procurement, service design, Social Innovation
Erika Pohjanen, service designer and project manager for the government assignment on social outcomes contracting at The National Agency for Public Procurement in Sweden. Former social entrepreneur and manager of a social innovation incubator in Sweden.
Representatives from Swedish government and social businesses.