ISBN: 978-87-970954-4-7

Measuring New Nordic Solutions

Innovation Barometer for the Public Sector.

What does public sector innovation look like in the context of public schools, libraries and hospitals? How innovative is the public sector, who collaborates with public workplaces and how often do new solutions spread across the public sector?

The Nordic Innovation Barometer addresses these questions and more using a yardstick new to the public sector based on nationwide survey data collected at the level of the individual public sector workplace. This publication presents the first-ever comparison of key results from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in the hope of inspiring other countries to conduct similar surveys.

The Nordic Innovation Barometer is a joint venture of the Nordic Public Sector Innovation Hub, an informal collaboration between the following organisations: National Centre for Public Sector Innovation (DK), Statistics Denmark (DK), Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities (FI), Icelandic Association of Local Authorities (IS), Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (IS), Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (NO), Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (NO), Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SE), Vinnova (SE).