NORSI Conference at HVL in Bergen 2024

NORSI Management Team and this years host institution Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) are delighted to welcome you all to NORSI’s Research Conference 2024 in Bergen from 23nd to 24rd of May! NORSI invites the entire community to discuss the latest within innovation and entrepreneurship research. On the 22nd of May 2024, NORSI will arrange our annual General Assembly Meeting in Bergen and from the 23rd to the 24th of May the annual NORSI Research Conference will take place.

This year’s NORSI Research Conference will be held at one of our partner institutions, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), with NORSI Executive Committee member and NORSI faculty Professor Lars Coenen and his team at HVL. The conference participants will stay at Moxy Bergen ( close by the venue at Kronstad and we will invite all participants to an exquisite dinner at a spectacular location on Thursday, 23rd of May.

We promise wonderful networking opportunities, exchange of knowledge, engaging keynote speakers and exquisite food! Stay tuned for the detailed program!

The structure of the conference

NORSI students: 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. If time allows, we might also welcome some alumni presentations.

PhD student presentations: The student presentations give interdisciplinary perspectives to a wide range of topics within innovation and entrepreneurship research. Prepared feed-back is given by one senior and one junior discussant.

NORSI students, alumni, faculty and partners: We invite you to stay for the whole conference, and we might ask you to be a discussant on a paper or two. Thank you in advance for your contributions!

Full paper


Abstract word limit: 200- 300 words
Full paper, presentations and feed-back info:
Full paper: TBA
Each presentation will receive prepared feed-back from both a senior and junior opponent. Each student will be given 30 min.; 10 min. presentation and 10 min x 2 for feed-back/questions. The paper to be submitted before the conference does not have to be a complete work, and can be work in progress. Max. length should be about 8000 words, however shorter papers in draft versions are also acceptable. All abstracts will be made available online.

Accomodation and travel

The participants will stay at Moxy Hotel in Bergen and we will make the reservation for you. Accommodation is covered for all NORSI students, alumni, faculty and partner representatives. Please book your own travel tickets from your desired destination.

NOTE!! For the NORSI Conference 2024, we will cover accommodation, food and all costs connected to the conference but all participants will have to book and cover their own travel.


         Apply here before 31.03.24


       Conference program


 Thursday 23.05.24 

– 08.30-09.00: Registration, Coffee/Tea
– 09.00–09.05: Welcome by NORSI Director & NORSI Manager
– 09.05-09.15: Welcome to HVL
– 09.15–09.25: NORSI Status, The Why & How of NORSI
– 09.30–10.00: Keynote Professor Lars Coenen – HVL
– 10.00–10.30: Fika
– 10.40–12.00: Student presentation
– 12.10–12.55: Lunch
– 13.00-13.30: Keynote Anne Kjersti Fahlvik, Director – Innovation in Business and Public Sector- Norwegian Research Council
– 13.30–15.30: Workshop with ToolSpace
– 15.30-15.45 –Fika
– 15.45–17.45: Student presentation
– 17.45 -18.30: Free time
– 18.30: Bus picks everyone up at Moxy
– 19.00: Funicular to Ulriken Mountain
– 19.30-22.30: Dinner at Skyskraperen at Ulriken


Friday 24.05.24 

– 08.30–09.00: Coffee
– 09.00–09.45: Keynote – Professor Rainer Kattel from University College London
– 09.50–Fika
– 10.00–12.30: Student presentation (Parallel Technovation Special Issue Track)
– 12.30–13.30: Lunch
– 13.30: Wrap up and goodbye

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 discussants
  • Fantastic place to build your network and learn from others
  • Opportunities to discuss your own and others research in depth
  • Great place to get an overview of current topics within innovation and entrepreneurship research

We are looking forward to some wonderful days in Bergen! Feel free to ask questions at!

take a look at this vitamin bomb of a video from our last spring conference in Oslo in April 2022!

Date & Location

Date: 23/05/2024
When: 10:30 - 12:00
Where: HVL, Bergen