About us

 

Innovation Pioneers is a network founded by innovation leaders and practitioners from a wide cross industrial background as companies, organizations, government agencies, ​academia, research and startups. 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 Pioneers Summit, the two-day action-oriented Innovation event and four single-topic Tank Meetings.

The Network is lead by 16 Initiating companies that are elected to manage and drive the network. Selected individuals from these companies participate in the continuous development of the network, it’s actions and projects. For the first time in 2018 both a new chairman and a vice chairman has been elected. Anna Bäck from Veryday is the new Chairman and Matias Pakarinen from Altran is the new Vice Chairman. Our active participants include active corporations and other organizations. These are in addition to collaborative partners that include Swedish Incubators & Science Parks and Innovationsledarna.

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.

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Initiating companies:

Alfa Laval
AstraZeneca
CGI
IKEA
Googol
Tetra Pak
Scan
Veryday
The Absolut Company
Volvo Cars
Stena
Stora Enso
OKQ8
Altran
RISE – The Swedish Research Institute
Arbetsförmedlingen

 

Some of our Corporate members:
SOS Alarm
E.ON
Södra
Migrationsverket
Norrsken
Mölnlycke Health Care
Umeå Kommun
IM - Humanium
Ledarna Sveriges Chefsorganisation
Thule
Brighter
Volvo Group
Uponor
Norrmejerier
Dustcontrol
Sobi
Valmet
Move Management
Gothia Towers
Oriflame
SISP
Flir
Shifo
ASKO
SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut
Ideon
Dentatus
Insplorion
Performance Sk8 – the Skateboard Technology Company
IdeaHunt
Essity