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What determines innovation performance at the micro-foundations level?

22 January 2021
New research on innovation suggests that employees that are curious about mastering their workplace, and that desire to work more effectively, will have a higher ability to find useful information in the global marketplace and commercialize it.

Erik Wetter Speaks Out on Data Sharing

21 January 2021
House of Innovation Assistant Professor, Erik Wetter, joined a panel of data experts convened in late 2020 to address concerns about data, analytics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Female entrepreneurs breaking social exclusion and building bridges: conversations with Alexandra Pascalidou

19 December 2020
Watch the conversations between Alexandra Pascalidou, author and journalists, and representatives from different sectors. The conversations go deep into the role of women in breaking social exclusion, dependency on welfare benefits and marginalization in Sweden.

Last call for papers for Nordic workshop on digital foundations of business, operations, strategy and innovation

17 December 2020
This third invitational hands-on and small-scale research paper workshop on digital foundations of business, operations, innovation and strategy will bring together a small group of researchers from information systems, computer science, operations management, innovation, and strategy. The call for papers closes on 18 December 2020 at 23:59 CET.

Innovation, leadership and purpose in a post-pandemic world

11 December 2020
Everyone is currently trying to picture what the future will look like after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, how markets will be shaped, and how products and services will shift to address structural changes in organizations and society at large. However, the future we are facing is uncertain, disproportioned and evolving quickly – we don’t really know, nor can predict, what will happen.

Oliver Weglinski from Umeå University has been awarded this year’s Michael Treschow Scholarship

02 December 2020
Oliver Weglinski is awarded the 2020 Michael Treschow Scholarship for his sensitive and highly engaged attitude to design, which he demonstrates in both his process and project outcomes. He is an MFA in Interaction Design student at Umeå University.

"Retail (big) data and predictive analysis ” receives grant of 1.72 MSEK

02 December 2020
The project “Retail (big) data and predictive analysis” has received a new grant of SEK 1 720 000 by the Torsten Söderbergs foundation.

Religion and traditions shape family mindset towards business practices

01 December 2020
New research on entrepreneurship suggests that religion and traditions shape the family structure to produce effects on family functioning and on the family mindset. These factors subsequently shape how transgenerational entrepreneurship is fostered or hindered through specific business practices in family firms.

Still time to register for upcoming House of Innovation Conference: Dialogues at The Garden

30 November 2020
On December 3 (14.00–17.00 CET), the House of Innovation welcomes you to a discussion hosted by our Center for Design and Leadership. The event will be filled with research-based findings, concrete recommendations, possibilities to network, interactive tasks, and an award ceremony: the winner of the 2020 Michael Treschow Scholarship will be announced and awarded during this event. Register today!

Investors penalize female founders who don’t “fit” male industries

27 November 2020
New research finds that female founders of entrepreneurial ventures raise significantly more funding when catering to female-dominated industries. Effectively, this means that men are afforded credibility across a broad range of industries, while women are confined to a less lucrative subset of the labor market.
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