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Transformative Innovation Support

Published: 18 November 2016

Transformative Innovation Support is a guide to support social innovations/innovators and improved social sustainability of all kinds of innovations. It can be used by all kinds of innovation promoters, e.g. innovation offices, incubators and science parks.

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Here are examples of methods and knowledge to support the development of social innovations and the social sustainability of all kinds of innovations. Feel free to suggest additional examples.

Atlas of social innovation - mapped examples of and research on social innovation

The Joint Way - toolbox for supporting social innovators

The Yes Way - support and tools for gender equality, diversity and inclusion in innovation and entrepreneurship

NOVA - tools and methods for norm-creative innovation


Transformative Innovation Support is based on compiled knowledge from national and international research studies and practical models in the fields of innovation promotion, social innovation and social sustainability. It has been developed in collaboration between promoters, innovators and researchers in a VINNOVA-funded project 2016-2017.

The project was managed by Luleå University of Technology in cooperation with Swedish Incubators & Science Parks (SISP), Swedish Network for Innovation & Technology Transfer Support (SNITTS), Mötesplats Social Innovation (MSI), The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), Coompanion Nord , LTU Business, Chalmers University of Technology, Halmstad University, WSP Sweden and Geektown Kommunikationsbyrå.


Malin Lindberg, Professor of Gender and Technology, Luleå University of Technology