Another Tomorrow in Almedalen: prototyping solutions to large scale societal problems

Sweden’s annual political week — Almedalen — is a unique meeting place for individuals from all across society. During a week that for the most part is focused on talking about problems, we wanted to switch focus to collaboration and solutions.

Another Tomorrow
Jul 14, 2018 · 5 min read
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Presentation of prototypes gathering a large audience at Almedalen Weekend venue. Photo: Derry Philip

Can innovation processes like hackathons be used to address the complex, interconnected problems in society?

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Team of hackers. Photo: Derry Philip

Large scale problems

From problem to prototype

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Team Labour Market hard at work. Photo: Derry Philip
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Team Democracy presenting their video prototype. Photo: Derry Philip

The Results

So, what did we learn?

“The challenges we are facing today require us to act fast. If you want to get more transformative solutions, I think this way of working, starting from scratch and ideating together, is the only way forward.”

Per Bolund, Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Finance Minister

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Prototypes getting applause from a happy panel. Photo: Derry Philip

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