Innovation Pioneers Summit – Changing the way we collaborate 

10 – 11 November, 2020 | Stockholm / Online


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


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. There will also be a few physical seats for especially invited guests at 7A, Posthuset, Vasagatan 28, Stockholm, Sweden.

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.

Learning program


Registration for guests in Stockholm, Sweden

Registration and wardrobe at 7A Posthuset, Vasagatan 28, Palmsalen.

Welcome by Innovation Pioneers & The Swedish Institute

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, Kivra - CEO

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

Brain break

Learning session - Martin Högenberg, CGI-Vice President Consulting and Head of Innovation

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

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.

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, 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, 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, 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.

Reflections & Learnings with participants and guests

End of day 1 - Following dinner for attending guests in Stockholm, Sweden


Registration for guests in Stockholm, Sweden

Registration and wardrobe at 7A Posthuset, Vasagatan 28, Palmsalen.

Welcome to the International Innovation Ecosystem Day

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 and Q&A

Brain break

Innovate Singapore

Introduction to the Singaporean innovation ecosystem

Learning session Singapore - Case 1

More info coming soon

Learning session Singapore - Case 2

More info coming soon

Singapore - Summary reflections and Q&A


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

Introduction to the Vietnamese innovation ecosystem

Learning session Vietnam - Hanoi University of Science och Technology

More info coming soon

Learning session Vietnam - Case 2

More info coming soon

Vietnam - Summary reflections and Q&A

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

Closing remarks with Furhat and friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summit crew

Ann Molin - The Swedish Institute

Host/Program Manager

Emelie Fågelstedt - Innovation Pioneers

Event production & Marketing

Anna Olin Kardell

Moderator