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Innovation Pioneers Summit – Changing the way we collaborate 

10 – 11 November, 2020 | Stockholm / Online


COVID-19 NEWS 

Due to The Public Health Agency of Sweden´s latest covid-19 restrictions that is valid at least until 19th of November we have decided to cancel all guest participants in our event venue.


The world needs to change at a more rapid pace than ever before. This is the time to join forces and collaborate to help shape the new normal through sustainable innovation. Innovation Pioneers and The Swedish Institute are proud to present the two-half day digiphysical event ”Innovation Pioneers Summit 2020 - Changing the way we collaborate”.

Listen and learn from leading innovation leaders from Sweden, South Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore through a series of learning sessions and innovation classes. Get exclusive insights from real innovation projects that have been executed with a collaborative approach with the goal of including as many perspectives as possible in new ways to reach greater results. 

Innovation Pioneers and our network of 50+ top innovative organizations from the Swedish innovation ecosystem will open up our learning platform for the first time to share our members' own journeys, learnings and failures. All in an attempt to contribute to more sustainable innovation and real impact in uncertain times. 

The event is open and free for all Innovation Pioneers members and this time also anyone working within the Swedish or global innovation ecosystem. You need to register and get a confirmation email before you have your place at our virtual table!

Join us for Innovation Pioneers Summit - Changing The Way We Collaborate! #ipsummit20


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A digiphysical event

Innovation Pioneers Summit will be live-streamed from Stockholm. On day two of the summit we will also be joined by an international network of connected live-streamed hubs in South Korea, Singapore and Vietnam. All participants will take part digitally. 

NEWS: Due to The Public Health Agency of Sweden´s latest covid-19 restrictions that is valid at least until 19th of November we have decided to cancel all guest participants in our event venue.

About Innovation Pioneers

Innovation Pioneers is Sweden's largest network of innovation practitioners, bringing together innovation leaders to to develop and share methods, processes, tools and insights together. We are a global network and learning platform consisting of 50+ initiators and member companies from the Swedish Innovation ecosystem.

About The Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute is a public agency that encourages interest and trust in Sweden around the world. We operate in the fields of culture, education, science and business in seeking to strengthen ties and promote development.

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Learning program


Welcome by Innovation Pioneers & The Swedish Institute

Learning Talk - Susanna Dillenbeck at Furhat Robotics

Learning Talk - Susanna Dillenbeck, Commercial Partnerships Manager at Furhat Robotics

The Rise of the Social Robots

There has never been a better, or more urgent, time to start exploring social robots than in the post-COVID world! Learn what social robots are, why they are relevant now and how the future collaboration between human and machine can be revolutionized by this new type of interface. 

Learning session - Jonas Runberger at White Arkitekter + Q&A session

Learning session - Jonas Runberger, White Arkitekter - Head of Dsearch and Artistic professor at Chalmers University of Technology

Design as Collaborative Driver for Innovations in Fabrication

Learning session - Stefan Vlachos at Karolinska University Hospital + Q&A session

Learning session - Stefan Vlachos, Karolinska University Hospital - Head of the Center for Innovation

Transformation in health care - how urgency drive change and innovation

Learning Talk - Anna Bäck at Kivra + Q&A

Learning Talk - Anna Bäck, Kivra - CEO

The journey to create a sustainable ecosystem through digitalization of mail and receipts

Brain break

Learning session - Martin Högenberg, CGI- Mia Norgren, INGKA Centres + Q&A session

Learning session - Martin Högenberg at CGI-Vice President Consulting and Head of Innovation, Mia Norgren - People Analytics Leader at INGKA Centres

Unleash the individual potential through a seamless innovation experience for people. Learn from IKEA and CGI´s story about collaboration to explore the power from a virtual innovation center.

Innovation Class - Claudia Olsson, Founder at Stellar Capacity + Q&A session

Innovation Class - Claudia Olsson, Founder Stellar Capacity, Young Global Leader World Economic Forum

Networked Remote Leadership - exploring the kind of leadership that is needed when you transition from Hierarchy to Wierarchy - from a hierarchical way of working to a connected world. The session explores how we need to collaborate and communicate in a more connected world.

Brain break - Robot yoga

Brain break - Robot yoga - a collaboration between the National Museum of Science and Technology & Robin Jonsson

Learning session - Niklas Magnell at Astra Zeneca/Health Works + Q&A session

Learning session - Niklas Magnell, Astra Zeneca- Chief Operating Officer at Health Works

Listen to the learnings from establishing Health Works in Gothenburg to co-create and solve concrete challenges for patients and healthcare systems, focusing on human-centered design.

Health Works is an inviting physical space where patients, nurses, physicians, relatives, citizens, payors and other stakeholders can come together and speed up innovation to ensure optimal solutions to core healthcare challenges.

Learning Talk - Emma Lindbo at Alfa-Laval + Q&A

Learning Talk - Emma Lindbo, Alfa-Laval -Technology development manager

A collaborative partnership for an innovative new approach to energy storage.

The journey and learnings from Alfa Laval´s partnership with Malta Inc, a company incubated at Google X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory. 

Global Goals nr 7,9,13, 17

Learning session - Timmy Ghiurau at Volvo Cars + Q&A session

Learning session - Timmy Ghiurau, Volvo Cars - Innovation Leader, AR/VR expert

Snap back to reality, here comes gravity.

Hear about Volvo Cars innovation activities, and how they are using real-time 3D, XR technologies, to design, and develop products, with a human centric mindset, and How does the future of work and collaboration looks like

Innovation Class - Fredrik Löfgren at Around the corner + Q&A

Innovation Class - Fredrik Löfgren, Around the corner - Founder

VR as a tool for remote social interaction and innovation

In this innovation class you will be guided through some of the different worlds and tools available in Virtual Reality. They will show how this  technology can be used to enhance social interaction over distance and boost the speed of innovation. This will be exemplified in different customer cases, including events with Ica and Ericsson.

End of our broadcast - reflections & learnings


Welcome to the International Innovation Ecosystem Day

Intro session - Marie-Claire Maxwell, Business Sweden

Intro session - Marie-Claire Maxwell, Business Sweden - Head of Technology and Startup Lead, Asia Pacific

Innovate South Korea - Anders Hektor, Embassy of Sweden in Seoul + Q&A session

Innovate South Korea - Anders Hektor, Embassy of Sweden in Seoul - Science and Innovation Counsellor + 4 min Q&A

Introduction to the South Korean innovation ecosystem

Learning session South Korea - Dror Gadot, Samsung SDS + Q&A session

Learning session South Korea - Dror Gadot, Samsung SDS - Open Innovation Team Leader

Open Innovation & Collaboration at Samsung SDS

Learning session South Korea - Steve Ahn, KAIST + Q&A session

Learning session South Korea - Steve Ahn, Director of Institute for Startup KAIST, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship at KAIST, one of the leading research universities in South Korea.

South Korea - Summary & Reflections

Possibility for all participants to give input and reflections moderated by  Anna Olin Kardell and co-moderator Marie-Claire Maxwell.

Brain break

Innovate Singapore - SzeKi Sim at SGInnovate + Q&A session

Innovate Singapore - SzeKi Sim, Executive Director – Community & Brand at SGInnovate + Q&A session

An Introduction To Singapore’s Deep Tech Innovation Ecosystem

Learning session Singapore - Pål-Arne Kastmann, Innovation Norway/Nordic Innovation House + Q&A session

Learning session Singapore - Pål-Arne Kastmann, Director of Innovation Norway in Singapore and the chairman of the board of Nordic Innovation House in Singapore + Q&A session

Connecting Singapore and the Nordics

Learning session Singapore - Dr Peter Nagler at A*STAR + Q&A session

Learning session Singapore - Dr Peter Nagler, Chief Innovation Officer of A*STAR + Q&A session

Deep Tech R&D in Singapore

Singapore - Summary & Reflections

Possibility for all participants to give input and reflections moderated by  Anna Olin Kardell and co-moderator Marie-Claire Maxwell.

Innovate Vietnam - Johan Alvin, Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi + Q&A session

Innovate Vietnam - Johan Alvin, Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi - First Secretary

Embracing innovation – changing the fabric of the Vietnamese economy

Learning session Vietnam -Jen Vuhuong at BK-Holdings, HUST + Q&A session

Learning session Vietnam -Jen Vuhuong Community Program Manager of BK-Holdings, Hanoi University of Science and University (HUST ) + Q&A session

Build an Open Innovation culture in Universities

Open Innovation is the way to close the gap between universities and businesses; What challenges to build the culture of Open Innovation in universities; How Hanoi University of Science and University boosters the innovation process through developing an open innovation culture .

Learning session Vietnam - Huong Nguyen at JunctionX Hanoi + Q&A session

Learning session Vietnam - Huong Nguyen, Head of Community, JunctionX Hanoi

Tech community fostering startup culture and ecosystem
Listen to how JunctionX is collaborating with organizations within the ecosystem - mentors from startups, expert from collaborations, accelerator and other nonprofit community  and their lesson learnt about fostering innovations through the tech community 

Vietnam - Summary & Reflections

Possibility for all participants to give input and reflections moderated by  Anna Olin Kardell and co-moderator Marie-Claire Maxwell.

Brain break

Learning Talk - Ann Molin, SI - Head of Hack for Earth

A talk about how citizendriven innovation in collaboration with corporates and government agencies in hackathon formats like Hack the Crisis, Hack for Sweden, EUvsVirus have contributed to find solutions to the Sustainability Development Goals.

Closing session - Sarah Emond, UNOPS Global Innovation Centre Sweden - Manager

Changing the way we collaborate - SDG17 in practise in collaboration with Sony

Our team of contributors

Alex
Robotyoga instructor

Steve Ahn
Director of Institute for Startup KAIST, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

Johan Alvin
First Secretary – Head of Trade Promotion, Economic and Political Affairs - Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi

Vietnam Innovation Ecosystem

Anna Bäck
CEO at Kivra

Susanna Dillenbeck
Commercial Partnerships Manager at Furhat Robotics

Sarah Emond
Manager at UNOPS Global Innovation Centre Sweden

Furhat
Co-facilitator

Dror Gadot
Open Innovation Team Leader at Samsung SDS

Timmy Ghiurau
Innovation Tech Lead and XR at Volvo Cars

Snap back to reality, here comes gravity

Hear about Volvo Cars innovation activities, and how they are using real-time 3D, XR technologies, to design, and develop products, with a human centric mindset, and  How does the future of work and collaboration looks like

Timmy Ghiurau

Timmy Ghiurãu is Innovation Tech Lead and XR at Volvo Cars. He holds patents around XR, eye tracking, and computer graphics technologies and used to be a developer at The Eye Tribe, acquired by Facebook. He is a renaissance man who has been active in the worlds of music, fashion and tech.

Anders Hektor
Science and Innovation Counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden in Seoul

Innovation Ecosystem - Singapore

Martin Högenberg
Head of Innovation CGI Scandinavia at CGI

Oskar Jonsson
Innovation coordinator at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Making trust and do collaboration without flying

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presents experimental work and lessons learned in trying to create trust, share and create new and a deep knowledge in very complex areas via digital communications. The Swedish EPA innovation team have tested new methods during the year 2020 that are outside the comfort zone and usual practice in international collaborations.

Robin Jonsson
Robot-choreographer at SMartSe

Pål-Arne Kastmann
Chair of the Board at Nordic Innovation House

Håkan Lidbo
Music-Innovation-Robots - Rumtiden Idea Lab

Emma Lindbo
Technlogy development manager at Alfa Laval

Fredrik Löfgren
Founder at Around the corner

Innovation Class - Virtual collaboration

Niklas Magnell
Chief Operating Officer at Health Works (AstraZeneca)

Marie-Claire Maxwell
Head of Technology and Startup Lead, Asia Pacific at Business Sweden

Ann Molin
Head of Hack for Earth at Swedish Institute

Dr Peter Nagler
Chief Innovation Officer at A*STAR

Huong Nguyen
Head of Community at JunctionX Hanoi

Mia Norgren
People Analytics Leader at Ingka Centres

Claudia Olsson
Founder Stellar Capacity

Jonas Runberger
Head of Dsearch at White & Artistic professor at Chalmers University of Technology

Would Wood - Design as Collaborative Driver for Innovations in Fabrication

SzeKi Sim
Executive Director – Community & Brand at SG Innovate

Stefan Vlachos
Head of the Center for Innovation at Karolinska University Hospital

Learning session - Transformation in health care - How urgency drive change and innovation

Jen Vuhuong
Community Program Manager of BK-Holdings, HUST

Summit crew

Ann Molin - The Swedish Institute

Host/Program Manager

Emelie Fågelstedt - Innovation Pioneers

Event production & Marketing

Anna Olin Kardell

Moderator