NORSI Research School Conference 2018 – Register now!

11-12 January 2018 at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo.

NORSI invites anyone interested in the latest within innovation research, friends and networks partners of NORSI to attend this 1,5 day conference.
We encourage all NORSI students, alumni, board members and supervisors to attend.

  • Photo: NORSI student Nhien Nguyen, NTNU receiving feed-back on her presentation at the NORSI Conference 2016 from Professor Lene Foss, UiT-Arctic.


The aim is to provide a comfortable and open environment for students to presents their research in progress, findings so far, and to receive feedback and support from peers. There will also be open round table discussions about a choosen topic. This is intended to be a platform for all students and not just those whom are near completion. Taking part in the conference is seen as an important part of the research education for students that are part of NORSI. The conference is open for anyone but only NORSI PhD students may present.

NORSI students who 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.


Registration  (without abstract):  6 January 2018.

Abstract: 15 December 2017.

Hotel reservation: 15 December 2017 (Send Birte an email)


The conference will start at noon on Thursday, 11 January and end in the afternoon on Friday, 12 January 2018 (no later than 15:00). A draft schedule of presenters will been posted on this page after 15 December. Please check 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 Thursday evening.

Program – Schedule Overview

Day 1 – Thursday, 11 January 2018
Room B2-060
11:30 – 12:00 | Registration and Coffee/Tea

12:00 – 12:10 | Welcome, Magnus Gulbrandsen, Norsi Board of Directors and UiO-TIK

12:10 – 12:40 | Keynote: Ben Martin, SPRU, University of Sussex, UK and Editor of Research Policy

12:45 – 14:15 | Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 3

14:15 – 14:45 | Coffee Break

14:45 – 16:15 | Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 3 (6 total)

16:15 – 16:30 | Coffee Break

16:30 – 16:55 |  NORSI Alumni Perspective, Marte C. W. Solheim, University of Stavanger

16:55 – 17:20 |  NORSI Alumni Perspective, Kenneth Stålsett, Sør-Varanger Utvikling

17:20 – 19:30 | Tapas Dinner and Socializing/networking – Everyone welcome!

Day 2 – Friday, 12 January 2018
Room B2-060
09:00 – 9:30 | Registration and Coffee/Tea

09:30 – 11:30 | Student Presentations (15 min + 15 min feedback) x 4

11-30 – 12:00 | NORSI Alumni Perspective, Sølvi Solvoll, Nord University

12:00 – 12:30 | Lunch – outside B2 – 060

12:30 – 14:15 | Student Presentations (15 min pres + 15 min feedback) x 3

14:15 – 14:30 | Summary/Ending remarks

14:30 | Adjourn


Key Note Speaker: Professor Ben Martin

We are happy to announce that Professor Ben Martin, Professor of Science & Technology Policy Studies (SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, Business and Management) University of Sussex, UK and Editor of Research Policy will provide the Key Note lecture at the NORSI Conference 2018. The title for his lecture is TBA. However, his topic will focus on the integrity and ethics of publishing.
Ben Martin is Professor of Science and Technology Policy Studies at SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex), where he served as Director from 1997 to 2004. He is also Associate Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), and Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School. He has a BA (first class honours) degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) from the University of Cambridge (where he was a Kitchener Scholar at Churchill College), and an MSc (on ‘The Structure and Organisation of Science and Technology’) from the University of Manchester. Reference.
More info about him also at the University of Sussex’s website.


To register please follow the link and fill in the form.
The registration deadline is 6 January 2018.

Abstracts and Presentations

Each presentation will receive prepared feed-back from both a senior and junior opponent. Each student will be given 25 min.; 15 min. presentation and 10 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 from the NORSI student conference 2016 are available here.
The deadline for submitting an abstrct is 15 December 2017.


Travel and accommodation will be covered for all NORSI students, supervisors and representatives. A blook of room has been reserved at Radisson Nydalen hotel. Please reserve your room by sending Birte an email. All travel expences (economy) will be refunded after the conference.

Participant List

      Participants NORSI Conference 2018


Contact Us

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

Date & Location

11- 12 January 2018
BI - Norwegian Business School