Experimentation culture in Finland - Lessons learned, systemic operations model and recommendations (KOKSU)

Promoting experiments and experimentation culture is one of the main means how Prime Minister Sipilä’s Government Programme is renewing society and procedures of different sectors, as well as inducing new growth. Experimentation culture has spread to Finnish municipalities, governance, companies and civil society. Experimentation culture has been widely embraced in Finland, but the created knowledge has not yet been compiled and analysed comprehensively. Therefore, it is important to gather the knowledge that has been created through experiments and experimentation culture, and to give recommendations on how to further develop and benefit from experimentation culture.

The project produces comprehensive evaluation of the current state of Finnish experimentation culture and evaluates the effects of the Governments “A culture for experimenting” –key project and the strategic experiments of the Government on the experimentation culture. The objective of the project is to produce a well-argued suggestion of a systematic experimentation culture operations model and an evaluation framework, and to give recommendations for the next Government on how to continue the experimentation culture.

The research questions of the project are:

  • Has information and understanding of how to learn from experiments and what kinds of experiments are suitable for what purpose increased?
  • What has been the impact of the “A culture for experimenting” -key project for the development of the experimentation culture so far?
  • What has been the impact of the Government’s strategic experiments on the renewal of policy and operation culture?
  • What kind of permanent and systematic experimentation culture operations model and evaluation framework could be used to follow up the progress of experimentation culture?
  • What kind of experimentation culture should be continued and how? What should the next Government do on the field of experimentation culture?
Published 2018-03-15 at 10:54, updated 2020-07-07 at 9:44