Category: Education

Vera Park, Strategic advisor

Vera Park is a former municipality owned waste management facility that is transformed into a center for circular economy in Europe. The landfill and waste management infrastructure is now an open arena for innovation and sustainable development.

After developing an innovative business model, Rhetikfabriken now function as a strategic advisor. (

Coordinate more in psychiatry

Since 2011, the primary health care and the adult psychiatry in Trelleborg have projects led by “Coordinators”.

The experience gained from these projects is in many ways interesting and in the autumn/winter 2014-15 the coordinator’s in the projects have been closely examined by external evaluators. The objective of these evaluations was to identify positive and negative effects of the coordinator function both on the work carried out within the framework of each project, but also on ordinary activities.

Inventory of needs and structure for collaboration

Inventory of needs and structure for collaboration between the Education and Labour Department and the ICT Department at the municipality of Jönköping. Key tasks are to identify the Education and Labour departments needs within ICT  and to develop methods and templates that can be used in the inventory of needs in other departments within the municipality and connect the methods and templates to the budget process.

Guest Lecturing & Moderating Workshops

Stefan Persson is often engaged as guest lecturer or as a moderator in topics like:
– Procurement & innovation
– Design- and innovation processes in public sector
– Public-Private Cooperation, and Public-Public Cooperation
– Sustainability

Study Tours: Sweden/Denmark

We focus on knowledge exchange between Swedish and Danish municipalities. Labour Model, adult education, countering exclusion and “the innovative municipality” are some of the sources of inspiration we draw from.

The tours are often arranged in cooperation with Svensk Tillväxtstrategi.

Ongoing market dialogue for better procurement of waste collection

SAMSA has a long term strategy to develop procurement skills and thus stimulate development. Therefore, SAMSA, among other things, initiated an industry association for better procurement of waste collection. A first kick-off meeting was held in Malmö in autumn 2013. The association meet two times a year.

In the meetings, participants discuss general procurement issues and exchange experiences, thus increasing understanding of one another’s activities. The aim is to learn from each other, share best practices, create understanding and increase trust between buyers and suppliers. By seeing things from a common branch perspective, small changes can lead to big profits.

Rhetikfabriken initiated the meetings and led them between 2013 and 2017.

Guest Lecturer in Design & Sustainability

Guest lecturing in the Design & Sustainability mixed Bachelor’s and Master’s course at Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden. Stefan was lecturing on sustainability, Swedish waste management, circular economy and development of sustainable business models. Stefan also functioned as a tutor for the students, a mix of Swedish undergraduate students, exchange students and international postgraduate students.

Innovative Business Model

Development of an innovative business model for effective waste management and regional development. Increased prevention and waste minimisation involving a reorientation of how municipal waste operations get returns on environmental investments, an orientation that can move toward becoming the engine of innovation and regional growth in the form of cluster initiatives. The aim is that project partners will work together to develop a new business model as well as a new form of collaboration between industry and academia, where the municipal core mission will be combined with business development and waste minimisation. The business model will be developed and implemented within the project. The project is co-financed by the Swedish innovation agency VINNOVA.