Register your member ticket or apply for a guest ticket to "Making Innovation Real" - Innovation Pioneers Summit 2019

12 – 13 November, 2019 | Odenplan 7A, Stockholm


Innovation Pioneers is Sweden's largest network of innovation practitioners. At Innovation Pioneers Summit, our annual two-day conference we share, co-create and learn from each other bringing together 200+ innovation leaders from our 50+ initiators, member companies and partners from the innovation ecosystem.

This year's theme: Making Innovation Real - with Citizen Lab, Circular Lab, Business Lab and Learn Lab

Let's share, learn and co-create, bridging our shared experiences and knowledge through a series of learning sessions, brain breaks, innovation classes and much more. On stage we welcome the "doers" from some of our 50+ member organizations together with specially invited guests from the global innovation ecosystem that will share their insights and knowledge about "making innovation real". This is a unique opportunity to take part of diverse perspectives, angles and approaches and bring your own thoughts to the table.

Join us for the 11th edition of Innovation Pioneers Summit ! #ipsummit19

Action-Oriented Learning

Innovation Pioneers Summit is a learning platform for innovation leaders and learners to develop and share methods, processes, tools and insights together. All learnings from the summit will be documented and shared with all participants and members, so that they can be also be used and taken into action within your own organization.


The  Innovation Classes of 2019

(Complete program see below)

Innovation is the art of coming up with a new idea, product or  service, and then also bringing it out to the market. To create something new, we  also need to be open to learning new things. That's why the class room is an important pillar at our summit.

During the two days, part of the program is to split up into four innovation classes led by industry-leading representatives from our members and partners for thematic learning sessions.

Each participant will be able to take part in two of our four innovation classes, one per day.

Citizen Lab
Hosts: Oskar Röhlander at Swedish Institute  + Funda Sezgi at Norrsken + Atölye

Circular Lab
Hosts:  Anna Graaf, Sustainability Director at White Arkitekter + Tove Ahlström, CEO at Global Utmaning

Innovate for a circular future and learn why you should do it now

- prepare your business for a circular economy

- meet the upsides of circular thinking

- identify challenges and ways forward

Learn Lab
Hosts: Paula Fagerlund & Peter Säll at Innovation center for the Swedish Public Employment Center + Helena Sjöström & Lisa Hartikainen at Nox Consulting

- How and why to create a tech mindset in the organisation ?
- Get your Future Skills workout plan !

Corporate Lab
Hosts: Henrik Eriksson & Peter Östman at Vasakronan 

New Leadership - New Workplace
- How technology strengthen and challenge the modern workplace
- New leadership demands new processes in both physical and digital formats. 
Experience a new approach to understand the challenge.


Learning program


Learning session with Anna Bäck, CEO at Kivra

Learn how to use and identify unknown user needs to identify new sustainable business areas

Brain break & Mingle

Brain break & Mingle

Innovation classes ( 2 1/2 hour); Circular Lab, Citizen Lab, Learn Lab, Corporate Lab

CITIZEN Lab

Hosts: Oskar Röhlander at Swedish Institute  + Funda Sezgi at Norrsken + Atölye

CIRCULAR Lab

Hosts: Anna Graaf, Sustainability Director at White Arkitekter + Tove Ahlström, CEO at Global Utmaning

Innovate for a circular future and learn why you should do it now

- prepair you bussiness for a circular economy--

- meet the upsides of circular thinking

- identify challenges and ways forward

LEARN Lab

Hosts: Paula Fagerlund & Peter Säll at Innovation center for the Swedish Public Employment Center + Helena Sjöström & Lisa Hartikainen at Nox Consulting

- How and why to create a tech mindset in the organisation ?

- Get your Future Skills workout plan !

CORPORATE Lab

Hosts: Henrik Eriksson & Peter Östman at Vasakronan

New Leadership - New Workplace

- How technology strengthen and challenge the modern workplace

 - New leadership demands new processes in both physical and digital formats. Experience a new approach to understand the challenge.

Re-entering the atmosphere

How to get new ideas to reenter the atmosphere and become an integrated part of the business model. 

Learning sessions with Erik Olkiewicz, Business Hypnotist

The Rules of Your Mind

Your own mind could be the best innovation partner you’ll ever have – you just have to know how to collaborate with it. When you understand your own mind – how to control your emotions, your energy, your creativity, and imagination – life becomes infinitely more enjoyable. In this talk, business hypnotist Erik Olkiewicz, teaches you the secrets of self-hypnosis and the rules of your mind.

Fun & Mingle

Hypnosis Show: Unlock The Power of You

The most influential person that will ever speak to you is you. The voice inside your head can motivate you to take your innovations to the next level or convince you to give up. Erik Olkiewicz is Europe's leading business hypnotist. In his hypnosis show, he demonstrates the power and possibilities of the mind and provides you with tools that will help you achieve your goals. You can either see the show or be the star of the show. All participants are free to interrupt their participation at any time. 

Dinner & Mingle


Learnings from day 1

Learning session with Stina Lantz, Project Lead at Ignite

How to become the perfect match for the startups

- Learnings and leapfrogs from over 2000 matches between corporates and startups

- How to take innovation from product to culture when collaborating with startups

Innovation classes (2 1/2 hour); Circular Lab, Citizen Lab, Learn Lab, Corporate Lab

CITIZEN Lab

Hosts: Oskar Röhlander at Swedish Institute  + Funda Sezgi at Norrsken + Atölye

CIRCULAR LabHosts: Anna Graaf, Sustainability Director at White Arkitekter + Tove Ahlström, CEO at Global Utmaning

Innovate for a circular future and learn why you should do it now

- prepair you bussiness for a circular economy

- meet the upsides of circular thinking

- identify challenges and ways forward

LEARN Lab

Hosts: Paula Fagerlund & Peter Säll at Innovation center for the Swedish Public Employment Center + Helena Sjöström & Lisa Hartikainen at Nox Consulting

- How and why to create a tech mindset in the organisation ?

- Get your Future Skills workout plan !

CORPORATE Lab

Hosts: Henrik Eriksson & Peter Östman at Vasakronan

New Leadership - New Workplace

- How technology strengthen and challenge the modern workplace 

- New leadership demands new processes in both physical and digital formats. Experience a new approach to understand the challenge.

Brain break & Mingle

Learning session with Per Krokstäde/Manager New Business Projects, Hanna Wennerström/Acc hub delivery leader

Learnings and challenges from IKEA Bootcamp where they collaborate and co-build with startups globally.

Corporate Entrepreneurship -How to run a disruptive innovation project as a Startup

Corporate Entrepreneurship -How to run a disruptive innovation project as a Startup from idea to implementation and growth within a large corporation.-

Advantages, challenges and pitfalls from 7 years of learnings from taking a idea to launch with Our Vodka at The Absolut Company.

Brain break & Mingle

Learning session with Ronald van den Hoff, Co-Founder Seats2meet.com/Chairman Society 3.0 Foundation/President CDEF Holding BV

The modern Interdependent Economy in Society 3.0 needs new, good ideas and initiatives. New concepts and innovations arise by unexpected, but relevant collaboration between communities of people. How and where do we create this new communal social economic value? What economic models will we use and how does the new networked organization work? Is there a Serendipity Machine, to make the unexpected connections visible? And if so, what role does it play in these decentralized network structures?

In his presentation Ronald will address these topics and share his experiences in using serendipitous platforms in his disruptive co-work concept Seats2meet.com, a chain of over 200 co-work (corporate) centers in 29 countries, using a virtual AI Serendipity Machine, which transforms these locations into relevant work- and meeting spaces by serendipitously connecting their communities of professionals.

Summary & Reflections

Some of this year's Contributors

Ronald van den Hoff
Co-Founder Seats2meet.com/Chairman Society 3.0 Foundation/President CDEF Holding BV

Hanna Wennerström
Accelerator Hub Delivery Leader - Ingka Centres/Vice chairwomen Innovation Pioneers

Per Krokstäde
Manager New Business Projects at IKEA of Sweden AB

Anna Bäck
CEO Kivra

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

Anna-Johanna Klasander
Director of R&D at White Arkitekter

Anna Graaf
Director Sustainability at White Arkitekter

Henrik Eriksson
Workplace Strategies & Tenantadvisory at Vasakronan

Peter Östman
SVP Corporate Communications at Vasakronan

Helena Sjöström
vVD/Head of sales at NOX Consulting

Lisa Hartikainen
Business development & Head of marketing at Nox Consulting

Paula Fagerlund
Head of Innovationcenter at Swedish Public Employment Center

Peter Säll
Business Development and Project Manager at Innovationcenter-Swedish Public Employment Center

Erik Olkiewicz
Business Hypnotist

Åsa Caap
Author Corporate Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneur, Entrepreneur, Start-up CEO, Innovation catalyst, Innovator

Stina Lantz
Project Lead at Ignite

Anders Hagström
Head of IT Labs - Innovation @ H&M

Peter Sandberg
Podcaster for Spinnovation/Innovation Strategist at RISE

Susanne Fuglsang
Innovation Catalyst/CEO of Innovation Pioneers

Funda Sezgi
COO at Norrsken Foundation

Summit crew

Susanne Fuglsang
susanne.fuglsang@innovationpioneers.net

CEO at Innovation Pioneers

Emelie Fågelstedt

Facilitator | Digital strategist | Co-founder Svenska Nomader

David Knutsson

Facilitator | Innovation Consultant Googol