Project Details


Public innovation is a central topic on the political agenda in many Western countries. The aim of public innovation is to develop novel and holistic welfare solutions for the public good. Increasingly public innovation is advanced through Public-Private-Innovation (hereafter PPI) by which public and private parties jointly develop new welfare solutions. The Nordic countries takes a unique lead position in PPI as the countries have invested in various PPI-activities and created valued from these. Since throughout Europe there is increased emphasis on PPI as an essential driver for solving ‘Grand Challenges’ presented by United Nations sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), we have a unique position to enhance research novelty. The objective with the PPI Nordic Research Network is to explore and advance the research field of PPI and provide knowledge and guidelines on how PPI can create value for public and private parties. Knowledge is needed on how solutions are jointly developed, how challenges are overcome, and opportunities created to enhance our understanding of how solutions are applied and diffused to the public market and to leverage and scale the opportunities.
Short titleOffentlig Privat Innovation
Effective start/end date01/01/202031/12/2022

Collaborative partners

  • University of Southern Denmark (Beneficiary) (lead)
  • University of Oulu (Project partner)
  • BI Norwegian Business School (Project partner)