Date Published: March 21, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
sker municipality has in the last decade been working actively with implementing new technologies in various fields of its public local management and delivery of services. It is seeking to adopt national strategies and best practices within the field of e-government, but also to carefully choose certain areas of development in which we try to be front-runners. Many new applications of technology within education, healthcare and environmental services have been implemented, but as a municipality, it has seen the need for a more strategic approach to innovation and municipal development, and has in the last two years been developing a strategy for innovation. This work was recognized as one of three finalists in the Norwegian Innovation Awards of 2015, and the municipality is currently sharing its experiences with a broader audience in Norway, both from the public and private sectors.
Some words from the mayor of Asker, Ms Lene Conradi, concerning this new strategy:
“We have to think in new patterns, do things in different ways and also do new things. With this strategy, we want to increase the ability and capacity of our organization to create new and useful solutions for our inhabitants. The municipal vision – “Asker, the municipality of possibilities”, encompasses that both the individual resident and the Asker society as a whole get the possibility to succeed in their ambitions, wishes and needs. This vision demands that the municipal organization has the ability to learn and adapt. We need to be looking for possibilities, and have the courage to change and the will to renew ourselves”.
We are currently working on a new platform for open innovation in our region. Please click here to find out more (only in Norwegian so far), and find out about our innovation strategy and a few examples of innovative projects.
As many of the innovative efforts are delivered through projects, we have together with KS also developed a SharePoint-based platform for project management that is freely shared on GitHub. An English version is on its way.
We are also actively involved in the development of the national methodologies for project and portfolio management together with the Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi). Click here.