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Addressing the gender and diversity paradoxes in innovation – towards a more inclusive policy design (AGDA)

The AGDA project brought into sharper focus the gender-paradox of innovation, especially in the area of green transition, while seeking to provide a knowledge base and a shared platform for co-creating better practices for inclusion, diversity and gender equality through processes of programme ideation, design and implementation.

The project consisted of a literature study, a synthesis of existing evaluation and monitoring frameworks and gender plans, as well as dialogues and a co-creation platform and networking of Nordic innovation and research funding bodies, their practitioner and key stakeholders and experts.

Results were communicated through open events, academic conferences, Nordic platforms and social media. We organised three Timeout dialogues on the topic, the first one with stakeholders and academic researchers at the Geography Days 2022 in Tampere, Finland, second with green transition and energy innovation stakeholders in Vaasa, Finland, and the third one with regional research and innovation stakeholders in Sogndal, Norway.

The publication event was organised online. The event was recorded and made available online. In addition, a side event at the Swedish Innovation Days, in collaboration with VINNOVA, Sweden, was organised.  RDI financing organisations and stakeholders from the scientific community have been contacted to deliver the findings as informative info packages.  

Updated 24 January 2024