Science Park Mjärdevi

Place Innovation Strategy Linköping Sweden

Workshop with board of directors from city of Science Park Mjärdevi and City of Linköping

In this workshop, we use the Future Navigators model and tools to facilitate the development of the city as an international Impact Ecosystem. The Impact Ecosystems are new emerging hubs connecting impact investors with entrepreneurs, academia, public sector and civil society in different cities around the world. It’s a new approach to facilitate innovation that generates financial returns with a positive social and environmental impact.

The way these innovation systems arise and the character of their structure, processes and culture differs in fundamental parts from earlier stages in the development of innovation systems, such as the top-down triple-helix model, in organisations, cities and regions. The impact market expanded fivefold between 2013 and 2017, reaching $228 billion globally last year indicating the ongoing shift towards investing and entrepreneurship for sustainable development. In our research and work with Impact Ecosystems, we have identified six distinct components that make these new systems not only emerge, but also accelerate when put together and coordinated on the systemic level as an integrated concept.

Activities during this workshop:

  • Global place branding.
  • Attractiveness to build talent and capital.
  • Local place making of an Impact Innovation Ecosystem.
  • Coordination on the systemic level to orchestrate resources & capabilities more effectively.
  • Sustainable solutions in business and technology that can be scaled globally and generate economic growth along with a positive social and environmental impact.


Jan 17 2019


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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