About us

Innovation Pioneers is a network founded by innovation leaders and practitioners from a wide cross industrial background as well as organisations, government agencies and municipalities. Innovation is essential for business and society. It is a requirement for developing breakthrough services, products and value. Innovation Pioneers members work with innovation on both a strategic and operational level. They are leaders and visionaries, practitioners and strategists. They aggregate, produce and develop methods, processes, tools and experiences.

Initiated in 2008, the network’s primary annual sharing of knowledge events include Innovation in Action, the two-day action-oriented Innovation event and four single-topic Tank Meetings.

The Network is lead by 15 Initiating organisations that are elected to manage the network. Selected individuals from these companies participate in the continuous development of the network, it’s actions and projects. A chairman is elected on a yearly basis, for 2016-2017 it is Niclas Ingeström of Stena.

A few examples of what we have covered are:  Blockchain, Disruptive Scenario Planning, How connectivity can smartify. What the keys for success are in radical projects. How you can manage complexity. How culture beats strategy. Ideation and idea management. Lean discovery, How to sprint from product to service. Exponential thinking and methods for big and small to cooperate.

OUR VISION is to build innovation capabilities through joint development and networking between top representatives from the innovation community.

OUR MISSION is to aggregate, produce and develop methodologies, processes, tools and experiences to enable increased innovation capabilities within the represented organizations as well as for society.

OUR GOAL is to share knowledge, tools and insights around innovation, and thereby contribute to greater effectiveness, better performance and further growth in members’ firms.

Through an expanded network of contacts and joint projects, we share information and insights building value for the individuals, our member organisations and society in the long run.

Initiating companies:

Alfa Laval
AstraZeneca
CGI
E on
IKEA
Googol
Tetra Pak
Innventia
Scan
Veryday
The Absolut Company
Volvo Cars
SKF
Myndigheten för Delaktighet
Stena
Stora Enso
OKQ8

Some of our Corporate members:
Altran
Mölnlycke Health Care
IM - Humanium
Ledarna Sveriges Chefsorganisation
Metso
Umeå Kommun
Brighter
Thule
Polarbröd
Vattenfall
Akzo Nobel
IKEM
Arbetsförmedlingen
Volvo Group
Norrmejerier
Dustcontrol
Sobi
Uponor
Valmet
Move Management
Oriflame
Shifo
Wide Ideas
SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut
Dentatus
IdeaHunt
SISP
ASKO
Flir
Performance Sk8 – the Skateboard Technology Company
Gothia Towers
Insplorion
Ideon
Aura Light
Impact Hub Stockholm
ModigMinoz