Norsi Research School Conference 2020

The 2020 NORSI Research School Conference takes place 27-28 January 2020. 

You are invited! 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.

GEOINNO2020: The NORSI conference will be held in conjunction with the 5th Geography of Innovation conference that will be held in Stavanger right after the NORSI conference. The dates for the GEOINNO conference are 29-31 January 2020. More information here. NORSI students that would like to attend GEOINNO will get a reduced registration fee.

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. Only NORSI PhD students may present.

Conference aim
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 and supervisors to participate.

Junior Discussants: NORSI students whom opt to not present are encouraged to attend. NORSI students attending will be asked to be junior opponents. Even if you do not present, we might ask you to be a junior discussant on a paper.


Abstract and Registration: TBA

Full paper: TBA

Registration without abstract (only participation):TBA

Hotel reservation: TBA (Send Birte an email)


Key Note



2 day conference: The conference is a 2 day long 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.

Program overview: A preliminary program schedule and a detailed program with abstracts, times, and junior and senior discussants will be published as we get closer to the dates.

Full paper, presentations and feed-back info:
Full paper: Deadline TBA. Submit to
Each presentation will receive prepared feed-back from both a senior and 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 can be in progress. Max. length should be about 8000 words, however shorter papers in draft versions are also acceptable. All abstractss will bew made avialble online.

Travel and Accommodation

Travel and accommodation will be covered for all NORSI students, supervisors and representatives.
Travel Refund: All travel expences (economy) will be refunded after the conference.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Birte M. Horn-Hanssen/

Date & Location

26-28 January 2020
Clarion Energy Hotel, Stavanger