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IMO Journey to Scandinavia

Project International Monitoring undertakes Interviewjourneys to get insights into the areaspecific approaches for the advancement of innovative ability. Renowned, international experts in the fields of work structuring, educationresearch and capacity building will be interviewed about their personal outlook on innovation and the designs of their respective national innovationsystems. At the same time these interviews will be used to examine the results of the german A-L-K-program from an international point of view.

Below you can watch a presentation of our journey to Scandinavia. It entails four video-statements of experts from Scandinavia concerning the country-specific characteristca of capacity for innovation.

(Click "more" to watch in fullscreen.)

 

11/19/2010 - Tuomo Alasoini, Helsinki (FI)

11/19/2010 - Tuomo Alasoini, Helsinki (FI)

Tuomo Alasoini is working as Director of technology and research area Workplace Innovation and Development in Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. He is also Project Manager of the Workplace Development Programme TYKES (2004–l0) and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Helsinki. He has participated in many R&D activities in Europe, such as the European Work & Technology Consortium, the European Work Organization Network EWON and the WORK-IN-NET project within the ERA-NET scheme, which is funded out of the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development. His major areas of expertise include work organization, human resources management, industrial relations and innovation studies

http://www.ncsi.nl/English/Activities/Transnational%20seminar%202010/Webtekst%20Tuomo%20Allasioini.doc/

11/22/2010 - Raimo Pakkanen, Helsinki (FI)

11/22/2010 - Raimo Pakkanen, Helsinki (FI)

Raimo Pakkanen is Technical Director at the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES) and member of the Advisory Board of NordERA, an ERA-net support action based in Norway and financed by the European Commission. His professional expertise lies in the area of Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences; he holds various patents in this discipline. His research ranges from food and nutrition to cell biology. Connected with his line of academic specialty he works on the connection and collaboration of universities and industry, both on national and pan-european levels and is a member of various projects connecting R&D activities, and especially in the area of food research he also researches questions of sustainability in agriculture, forestry and fishery.

Below you can watch a video statement concerning the question: "which charakteristics could make Finland the most innovative country in the world?"

You can download the video statement here: Video, 2,7MB

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11/23/2010 - Juha Antila, Helsinki (FI)

11/23/2010 - Juha Antila, Helsinki (FI)

Juha Antila is a social scientist and expert for work time development and development of working life at the Central organization of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK). Besides pay systems, his main topics of interest are Work-Life-Balance and issues of Flexibility and Stability in the area of work; his main thesis her eis the call for reciprocity of flexibility between employers and employees. Former positions include working life research at the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Labor Ministry (1997-2006) and a researcher position at the Flexible Enterprise Project (1997-1999).

Below you can watch a video statement concerning the question: "which charakteristics could make Finland the most innovative country in the world?"

You can download the video statement here: Video, 5,5MB

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11/24/2010 - Bjørn Gustavsen, Oslo (NO)

11/24/2010 - Bjørn Gustavsen, Oslo (NO)

Bjørn Gustavsen is a Norwegian researcher and professor.

After obtaining his Law degree from the University of Oslo in 1964, he became scientific assistant at the Faculty of Law. From 1965 to 1966 he was judge in Asker and Western Baerum. In 1966 he became a research fellow at the Norwegian general scientific research board, and since 1970 he works for the AFI/WRI (Work Research Institute) in Oslo. Since 1986, Gustavsen combined his job at the AFI/WRI with a professorship at the Arbetslivscentrum (Center for Working Life Studies) in Stockholm; in 1995 he additionally became adjunct professor at the University of Oslo. In 2000 he obtained the same position at NTNU in Trondheim and advanced to Senior Researcher at the AFI/WRI.

Gustavsen's work has primarily been based on the use of research and action research as a development resource and a basis for the programmatic organization of businesses. He was central to the development of the Norwegian Working Environment Act.

Below you can watch a video statement concerning the question: "which charakteristics could make Finland the most innovative country in the world?"

You can download the video statement here: Video, 4,7MB

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11/25/2010 - Per Odenrick, Lund (SWE)

11/25/2010 - Per Odenrick, Lund (SWE)

Per Odenrick obtained his PhD in Engineering from the Linköping University in 1985. Until 1992, he worked as a senior researcher and lecturer at the Department of Industrial Ergonomics at Linköping University; in 1988 he became Director of Studies in Ergonomics, in 1990 Head of Department.

Since 1993, he works at the University of Lund, where he became Professor in the Department of Ergonomics in 2007. Besides major research grants in the area of “Strategic business development in SME”, “Product innovation” and “Action Oriented Distributed Strategic Reflection“, he has published numerous books, expertises and articles both in Scandinavia and on an international level.

http://www.eat.lth.se/personal/odenrick_per/

Below you can watch a video statement concerning the question: "which charakteristics could make Sweden the most innovative country in the world?"

You can download the video statement here: Video, 1,6MB

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