Norsi invites anyone interested in the latest within innovation research, friends and networks partners of NORSI to attend. The student presentations give interdisciplinary perspectives to a wide range of topics within Innovation Studies. Present your research and receive the best comments! The Norsi conferences are known for opponents giving well-prepared, insightful, and in-depth comments to all the student presenters. The main rule is that only NORSI PhD students may present, however this year we are opening up for alumni to present if we have enough time in the program.
This is NORSI’s 8th year as a research school. At this year’s annual conference, we will celebrate the developments since NORSI’s commencement in 2012 until 2020. NORSI is in its last year of current funding period, and we are on our way to starting a new NORSI phase – a Nordic NORSI!
The NORSI conference highlights in short:
A very friendly and positive place to share your research in progress and get feed-back
You receive well prepared feedback from a senior and junior discussant
Fantastic place to build your network and learn from others
NORSI covers all your travel costs – save your receipts!
Dinner at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum on Monday night
You get to visit beautiful Stavanger
You may participate in a collaborative research workshop
3 exciting key notes:
“Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Science & Policy,” Professor Erik Stam, Head of the Utrecht University School of Economics & Full Professor of Strategy, Organization and Entrepreneurship.
“Entrepreneurship Education and Firm Creation,” Associate Professor Shiri Breznitz, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at University of Toronto
“Research dissemination,” Associate Professor Marte C. W. Solheim, Head of Stavanger Centre for Innovation Research at the University of Stavanger Business School
Registration and Deadlines
Ealier registration deadline than previous years: The registration deadline this year is much earlier than previous years as the conference is held at Clarion Hotel Energy in Stavanger. In order to avoid extra costs we need to know your attendance and accommodation needs ealier than previous years. NORSI students – you may register for the conference as a presenter (send in abstract) or only as an attendee. We encourage all students to present.
Registration form: To register – please complete this form. You should receive an email verifying your registration. Registration deadline with accommodation (hotel): Wednesday, 1 December 2019. Extended to 15 December! Abstract deadline: 18 December 2019 – submit by email to Birte (unless you submit it in registration form). Registration deadline without accommodation: 13 January 2020. Full paper deadline: Monday, 13 January 2020 – send to Birte by email
GEOINNO2020 & NORSI
TThis year the NORSI conference is held in conjunction with the fifth Geography of Innovation conference that takes place right after the NORSI conference. The dates for the GEOINNO conference are 29-31 January 2020. More information here.
NORSI Conference aim and format
Support and feedback for research in progress: The goal is to provide a comfortable and open environment for NORSI students to presents their research in progress, findings so far, and to receive feedback and support from peers.
Work in progress: This is intended to be a platform for all students and not just those whom are near completion.
Research education: Taking part in the conference is seen as an important part of the research education for students that are part of NORSI. We encourage all NORSI students,alumni, faculty and supervisors to participate.
Present your research and receive the best comments! The Norsi conferences are known for opponents giving well prepared, insightful, and in-depth comments to all the Norsi student presenters. The main rule is that only NORSI PhD students may present, however this year we are oprning up for Alumni to present if we have enough time in the program.
Junior Discussants: NORSI students whom opt to not present are encouraged to attend. NORSI students and alumni attending may be asked to be junior opponents. Even if you do not present, we might ask you to be a junior discussant on a paper.
Research Opportunity – NORSI Research Workshop: After the NORSI conference, and before the GEOINN2020, there is schedule a workshop for the NORSI alumni initiative on the collaborative NORSI research projects. The workshop is a result of discussion at last year’s NORSI conference and a September workshop at BI. NORSI alumni Beniamino Callegari coordinates the workshop. Please let him know if you are interested in participating in the workshop. It will also be possible to register for the workshop in the same form you register for the NORSI workshop. If you would like to know, more about this initiative please click here.
Full Program: A full program with all abstracts will be published as we get closer to the date. 2 day conference: The conference is a two-day event. Please check for updates to the program before the conference as there may be slight unavoidable changes due to absences etc. Please discuss this event with your supervisors to make the most of this opportunity. There will be an tapas-dinner reception after the presentations on Monday evening We will soon confirm the venue.
NORSI 2020 Preliminary Schedule Overview All events and meetings are held at Clarion Energy Hotel Stavanger unless otherwise noted.
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (Updated January 8th) Times are subject to change. |DAY 0: SUNDAY, 26 JANUARY 2020|
NORSI MANAGEMENT SESSION Clarion Energy Hotel, Stavanger, room: Confidence 16:00 – 17:00| NORSI Management Meeting 17:00 – 18:30 | NORSI Board Of Directors Meeting 19:00| NORSI Dinner – Board of Directors and all conference participants that have arrived (at the hotel restaurant).
|DAY 1: MONDAY, 27 JANUARY 2020|
Clarion Energy Hotel, Stavanger OPENING SESSION Day 1 Room: Opportunity 09:30 – 10:00 | Registration, Coffee/Tea 10:00 – 10:10 | Welcome, Magnus Gulbrandsen, NORSI Chairman and UiO-TIK 10:10 – 10:25 | Greeting from Research Council, Anne Kjersti Fahlvik, Research Council of Norway (TBC) 10:25 – 11:15 | Key Note: “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Science & Policy,” Professor Erik Stam, Head of the Utrecht University School of Economics & Full Professor of Strategy, Organization and Entrepreneurship.
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS – 2 parallel sessions STUDENT SESSION A – Session Chair: Bjørn T. Asheim, UiS Room: Opportunity 11:15 – 12:30 | Student presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 2: 11:15 – 11:45 | Alina Kovalenko, NORD 11:45 – 12:15 | Barbara Rebecca M. Lappalainen, INN
STUDENT SESSION B – Session Chair: Marte C. W Solheim, UiS Room: Confidence 11:15 – 12:30 | Student presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 2: 11:15 – 11:45 | Sudip Kranti Tiwari, NORD 11:45 – 12:15 | Artur Santoalha, UiO-TIK
12:15 – 13:15 | Lunch (in breakfast/lunch area)
ALUMNI PRESENTATIONS – move to 1 session Room: Opportunity
13:15 – 14:00| Key Note: Marte C. W. Solheim, UiS – Research Dissemination 14:00 – 14:20 | Status NORSI Research Collaborations, Beniamino Callegari, Kristiania University College
14:20 – 14:30 | Coffee Break
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS -2 parallel sessions STUDENT SESSION C – Session Chair: Taran Thune, UiO-TIK Room: Opportunity 14:30– 16:45 | Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 4: 14:30 – 15:00 | Elisabeth Marie Cassidy Svennevik (1), UIO-TIK 15:00 – 15:30 | Pru Huynh, NORD 15:30 – 16:00 | Fanny Hermundsdottir, NTNU 16:00 – 16:30 | Elisabeth Marie Cassidy Svennevik (2), UIO-TIK
STUDENT SESSION D – Session Chair: Lene Foss, Jönköping University/ UiT- Arctic University of Norway Room: Confidence 14:30 – 16:45 | Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 4: 14:30 – 15:00 |Dipesh Sigdel, UiT- Arctic 15:00 – 15:30 |Mikhail Kosmynin, NORD 15:30 – 16:00 |Linn Slettum Bjerke, NTNU 16:00 – 16:30 |Emma Lind, NORCE/ University of Stavanger
17:15: Departure to Norwegian Petroleum Museum (Bus by lobby)
EVENING SESSION DAY 1 At Norwegian Petroleum Museum LECTURES/RESEARCH PANEL – Organized by RUNIN – Regional Innovation 17:45 – 19:15 |Panel Discussion, in room Yggdrasil
If you are registered for the conference you are automatically registered for the tapas dinner. Please let Birte know if you are not attending.
|DAY 2: TUESDAY, 28 JANUARY 2020|
At Clarion Energy Hotel, Stavanger OPENING SESSION Day 2 Room: Opportunity 09:00 – 9:30 | Registration and Coffee/Tea 09:30 – 10:00 | NORSI and the way forward, Roger Sørheim, NORSI Program Director and NTNU 10: 00 – 10:50 | Key Note: “Entrepreneurship Education and Firm Creation”, Associate Professor Shiri Breznitz, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at University of Toronto
10:50 – 11:00 | Coffee Break
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS – 2 parallel sessions
SESSION D – Session Chair: Beniamino Callegari, Kristiania University College Room: Opportunity 11:00 – 13:00 | Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 4: 11:00 – 11:30 |Sverre Ubisch, BI 11:30 – 12:00 |Iselin K. Mauseth Steira, NORD 12:00 – 12:30 |Frauke Rohden, UiO-TIK 12:30 – 13:00 |Randi Elisabeth Taxt, HVL
SESSION E – Session Chair: Roger Sørheim, NTNU Room: Confidence 11:00 – 13:00 | Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 4: 11:00 – 11:30 |Haakon Thue Lie, NTNU/Leogriff 11:30 – 12:00 |Alina Kontareva, UiO-TIK 12:00 – 12:30 |Christopher Sabel, BI 12:30 – 13:00 |Mari Liavaag Holm and Kjersti Kjos Longva, NTNU
13:00 – 13:45 | Lunch (in breakfast/lunch area)
STUDENT PRESENTATIONS – 2 parallel sessions
SESSION F – Session Chair: Arne Isaksen, UiA Room: Opportunity 13:30 – 15:00 | Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 3: 13:30 – 14:00 |Chukwuemeka Echebiri, INN 14:00 – 14:30 |Kristin Wulff, NTNU 14:30 – 15:00 |Tor Helge Tjelta, INN
Key Note Monday: Professor Erik Stam Professor Erik Stam is Head of the Utrecht University School of Economics & Full Professor of Strategy, Organization and Entrepreneurship.
Key Note Tuesday: Associate Professor Shiri M. Breznitz Associate Professor Shiri Breznitz, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at University of Toronto will giv a key note lecture titled “Entrepreneurship Education and Firm Creation.”
Breznitz research focus: Shiri M. Breznitz is an economic geographer that specializes in innovation, technology commercialization, and regional economic development. Her research is at the critical intersection of theory and policy to fit the new realities of globalization. Dr. Breznitz’s work has informed policymaking at the local, national, and international levels. She has advised on the role of universities in the larger story of innovation, on the economic impact of biotechnology, and on the role of clusters in driving innovation. In addition, Dr. Breznitz is one of the section editors for Economic Geography at the Geography Compass Journal. Current projects include the role of STEM and non-STEM education and migration on entrepreneurship, the geography of crowdfunding, and ecosystems of innovation.
Breznitz’s book, “The Fountain of Knowledge” with Stanford University Press (July 2014), analyzes universities’ relationships with government and industry, focusing on the biotechnology industry as a case study. She has also, co-edited the book “University Technology Transfer: The Globalization of Academic Innovation,” with Routledge Press (September 2015). In 2018, Dr. Breznitz co-led the University of Toronto’s first Alumni Impact surveys.
Key Note – Alumni: Associate Professor Marte C. W. Solheim Associate Professor and Head of Stavanger Centre for Innovation Research at the University of Stavanger Business School, Marte C. W. Solheim will share her insights about research dissemination. She will touch on the importance of how to get the courage and the when and where its appropriate to share research findings. Solheim has presented several lectures on this topic at various research seminars and has written about it extensively. She recently had a blog entry at the London School of Economics and Politcial Science Impact Blog about the topic.
Solheim Research focus: Solheim studies the nexus between various forms of diversity and different types of innovation, and has particularly focused on the role of foreign-born workers and innovation & export, experience-based diversity and innovation, diversity management and global business.
Solheim is actively engaged in the public debate on migration-and innovation- related issues in Norway and is invited to speak at national diversity conferences as well as to national policy makers, political spheres and other institutions.
Solheim has written pieces for national newspapers in Norway, such as Aftenposten, VG, Dagbladet, Aftenposten Viten as well as for regional newspapers: Stavanger Aftenblad, Bergens Tidende, and Magazines: Innomag, Ukeavisen Ledelse to mention some. Solheim has appeared on national television (NRK), national radio and on local television (TV VEST) on several occasions discussing her research as well as written pieces for international magazines, such as for regions. Reference: UiS web
Full paper, presentations and feedback
Full paper: Monday, 13 January 2020 – send to Birte: firstname.lastname@example.org Paper and presentation length: Each presentation will receive prepared feed-back from both a senior and a junior opponent. Each student will be given 30 min.; 15 min. presentation and 15 min for feed-back/questions. The paper to be submitted before the conference does not have to be a complete work, and may be in progress, early draft or late stage paper. Max. length should be about 8000 words, however shorter papers in draft versions are also acceptable. All abstracts will be made available online.
The NORSI event and accommadation takes place at Clarion Energy Hotel. For those of you whom have asked, I have booked a hotel room for you at Clarion Energy Hotel Stavanger. Email with confirmation has been sent out.
Travel paid by NORSI: Travel and accommodation will be covered for all NORSI students, alumni,facult, supervisors and representatives. Travel Refund: Invoice to NORSI from your institution: Please ask your “home” institution to temporarily covered your travel costs, your institution may send BI/Birte and invoice (faktura) asking NORSI to cover your outstanding travel costs with copies of your receipts. (Norwegian: Hvis ditt lokal studiested legger ut for deg så kan det lokale studiestedet fakturerer BI totalt for alle sine NORSI studenter med en totalsum for reisekostnadene. Legg ved kopi av vedlegg). Please ask your institution to specify who (your name) the invoice/travel refund is for and write NORSI on the invoice. If you have any questions about this, please email Birte Horn-Hanssen.
For direct travel refund: If you are unable to have your institution send an invoice, please contact Birte and you may send her the travel refund directly. Please not that NORSI does not issues per diem (diett penger) but will refund your food expenses, so save your receipts. NORSI does not refund driving costs (kilometergodtgjørelse). In order to receive your travel refund mail/scan in all your original tickets and original receipts (plane, taxi, bus etc.) All travel expences (economy) will be refunded after the conference.
Preliminary Participant List
Preliminary Participants List NORSI Conference 2020 – Updated 23 January 2020 (Sorted by First Name)
Alina Kontareva, UiO-TIK Alina Kovalenko,Nord University Anne Kjersti Fahlvik, Research Council of Norway Anne Solheim,Research Council of Norway Arne Isaksen, University of Agder Artur Santoalha,University of Oslo – TIK Babak Ghassim, University of Stavanger Barbara Rebecca M. Lappalainen, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Beniamino Callegari, Kristiania University College Birte Horn-Hanssen, BI Norwegian Business School Bisrat Misganaw, NEOMA Business School Bjørn Terje Asheim, University of Stavanger Bram Timmermans, NHH Christopher Sabel, BI Norwegian Business School Eili Skrivervik, TIK, University of Oslo Elisabeth Marie Cassidy Svennevik, TIK, University of Oslo Emeka Echebiri, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer Emil Lindfors, HVL Emma Lind, NORCE/ University of Stavanger Erik Stam, Utrecht University Erika Christie Berle, UiS Business School, University of Stavanger Fanny Hermundsdottir, NTNU Frauke Rohden, TIK, University of Oslo Gry S Alsos, NORD University Gunhild Wedum, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences Haakon Thue Lie, NTNU Haley Knudson, NTNU Hanne Finnestrand, NTNU Hilda Bø Lyng, University of Stavanger Iselin Kristine Mauseth, Nord University Janna Alvedalen Jason Deegan, University of Stavanger Jonathan Muringani, University of Stavanger Karolina Lesniak, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Kristin Wulff, NTNU Linn Slettum Bjerke, NTNU Magnus Gulbrandsen, TIK, University of Oslo Mari Liavaag Holm, NTNU Marte C. W. Solheim, University of Stavanger Mikhail Kosmynin, Nord University Ole Bergesen, University of Stavanger Olga Mikhailova, NMBU Philip Lorentzen, Research Council of Norway Pru Huynh, Nord University Randi Elisabeth Taxt, University of Bergen, Department of Geography Roger Sørheim, NTNU Saeed Moghadam-Saman, UiS Business School Sanaa Talha, Nord Universitet Shiri M. Breznitz, University of Toronto Silje Haus-Reve, NORCE Sudip Kranti Tiwari, Nord University Business School Sverre Ubisch, BI Norwegian Business School Taran Thun, TIK, University of Oslo Tor Helge Tjelta, INN/ Bydel Gamle Oslo Tor Paulson, Handelshøgskolen Innlandet Trine Steen, Research Council of Norway Tristan Nabong, UiS Business School Tuukka Mäkitie, University of Oslo – TIK Ukeje Agwu, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway Øystein Tønnessen, University of Agder, Egde Consulting AS Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand , CIRCLE, Lund university
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Birte M. Horn-Hanssen/birte.m.horn-Hanssen@bi.no
Date & Location
26-28 January 2020 Clarion Energy Hotel, Stavanger