We are conceptualizing and piloting Sweden’s first innovation and co-working hubs for the public sector – Samverket. The aim is to create a national hub concept that can be implemented throughout the country. The interest has been immense from all corners of the country, and the doors to the two pilot hubs were opened in December 2021. Join us now for a “tour” through these hubs to see how we have designed workspaces for innovation, co-creation, and building social relations.
Sweden’s concept for innovation and coworking hubs for the public sector
Niklas Huss, Jenny Sandström, Maria Svensson Wiklander
Projekt management/ Samverket
Niklas Huss works as an innovation and transformation strategist with a focus on creating learning and innovative organizations where the individual and collective abilities are strengthened. This by designing and establishing collaboration arenas that build trust, confidence, commitment, courage and creativity to be able to rethink and design new business models and value proposition. Niklas has several years of experience in leading innovation and business development in several different industries with a focus on develop society. Among other things, he has a background as head of innovation at Sweden’s largest insurence company and from the Swedish Tax Agency, where he has driven various digitization and innovation changes to create innovative and value-creating businesses. Niklas is also a frequently hired and much appreciated inspirational lecturer.
Project management/ Samverket
Jenny Sandström is part of the project management and concept development team for Samverket – Sweden´s new innovation and co-working hubs for the public sector which were opened in December 2021. Prior to that she led and facilitated the development of a network of governmental organizations for the county administrative board, a network that lay the foundation for the Samverket initiative through facilitated and creative processes. Five years ago she co-founded the co-working hubs Gomorron Östersund based in the Swedish mountain areas, and later also co-founded the global knowledge and development node for the future of remote work – The Remote Lab – launched in 2020. She is a speaker on co-working, community building, and the future of work and has a background as a business and innovations advisor from the Mid Sweden University.
Maria Svensson Wiklander
Project management/ Samverket
Co-creating evangelist and thought leader within remote work and co-working with a number of projects in my resume. Co-owner/co-founder of the community and co-working place Gomorron Östersund, the knowledge and development hub The Remote Lab as well as Samverket – the Swedish coworking and innovation hub concept for public sector. Our vision is to develop environments where people and ideas can grow to global changemaking initiatives. We deliver innovation, growth and collaboration projects to companies, public sector and society. www.gomorronostersund.se