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Är du Innovation Pioneers nya Drivkraft?

Vi söker ny Verksamhetsansvarig

Är du Innovation Pioneers nya drivkraft?

Innovation Pioneers (IP) söker ny Verksamhetsansvarig

IP är ett nätverk av innovatörer för innovatörer och består av ett sextiotal medlemsföretag. Då vår nuvarande verksamhetsledare efter fyra år går vidare till ett nytt spännande jobb söker vi en efterträdare. Tjänsten omfattar allt från strategi, operativt arbete och ekonomi till kommunikation och marknadsföring.

Vi letar efter en person som är:
En social superhjälte som vill påverka och skapa värde.
En relationsskapare som gillar kundkontakt och är van att kommunicera.
Passionerad av att driva och utveckla ett nätverk vars mål är att dela kunskap, insikter, verktyg, metoder och processer inom innovation mellan ledande organisationer och bolag i Sverige.
Och gärna har erfarenhet av entreprenörskap och innovation.

Plats: Stockholm A House | Heltid | Start – Snarast | Sista ansökningsdag 10 december

Låter det spännande? Läs mer nedan om IP och tjänsten.

 

Verksamhetsansvarig Innovation Pioneers

Innovation Pioneers (IP) är ett nätverk av innovatörer för innovatörer som består av ett sextiotal medlemsföretag, varav många är ledande organisationer och bolag i Sverige. Då vår nuvarande verksamhetsledare efter fyra år går vidare till ett nytt spännande jobb söker vi en efterträdare som kan driva och utveckla nätverket.

Uppgifter:
Vara drivande i att skapa och genomföra IP:s aktiviteter och agenda i nära dialog med VD Jan Sandqvist.
Coacha och stötta de medlemmar som är ansvariga för tankmöten (våra kunskapsdelnings event)
Löpande kommunicera med befintliga medlemmar.
Leda möten med initiators (Initiators är de medlemmar som agerar styrelse) 4 ggr om året där agendan för verksamheten sätts.
Planera och genomföra Innovation in Action, IP:s årliga konferens kring innovation.
Marknadsföra nätverket och skapa nya kundrelationer.
Ansvara för ekonomi och budget.
Skapa innehåll till hemsida och andra kommunikationskanaler med text, bild och video.

Vi vill att du har egna idéer om hur nätverket ska utvecklas, som du förankrar med VD och Innovation Pioneers Initiatorgrupp.(De medlemmar som är med och sätter agendan samt genomför den)

Du är en bra projektledare som har ordning och reda med koll på detaljerna och kan dessutom leda andra ledare på distans.
Du är bra på att skapa relationer och tycker det är roligt att nätverka.
Du gillar att kommunicera, leda grupper och gärna att stå på scen.

Vi ser helst att du startar i januari, men tillträdesdagen är flexibel. För oss är det viktigaste att hitta en person som delar vår passion för innovation och som vill arbeta för att skapa värde för medlemsföretagen.

Skicka din ansökan till recruitment@innovationpioneers.net senast 10 december. Den ska innehålla CV samt ett personligt brev som berättar om hur du kan bidra i det här jobbet tillsammans med några tankar om hur du ser att nätverket skulle kunna utvecklas på 3-5 års sikt.

För mer information om Innovation Pioneers se här, och här ser du ett antal av våra medlemmar.

Om du passar in på den här beskrivningen – sök! För rätt person är det här en stor möjlighet att uträtta superhjältedåd under några år samtidigt som du bygger både nätverk och kompetens.

 

Reports from Innovation in Action 2017

2017-10-24Read more »

More than 200 innovation leaders & practitioners joined up in small and focused workshops held by Astra Zeneca, Volvo Cars, CGI, Googol, RISE & Stora Enso. All were there to meet with the purpose of sharing knowledge and of course meeting peers in a setting full of trust.

The evening of October 24 was the evening of our gala dinner and One Wish Award. The afternoons brought time to engage with each other, inspiration, thought leaders as well as a special workshop by Umeå municipality on the future city and how old fashioned gaming can be a way of innovating.

Report of the Panel discussion with Bankgirot Jeanette Jäger and Hertz Niklas Siljeblad

Report of the Umeå Workshop

Umeå Presentation Gaming Rules

Umeå Workshop Swedish Gaming Rules

One Wish Award – Just Arrived

Superhero Shahrzad KiavashWhat an amazing story teller you are Shahrzad. We recommend anyone to take part of your story. You brought us laughter and tears. Thank you!

Innovation Keynote Surviving the Future by Alf Rehn. Alf is recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future. Alf is the Professor of Innovation, Design, and Management at the University of Southern Denmark, sits on numerous boards of directors, and is in addition a bestselling author and a strategic advisor for everything from hot new startups to Fortune 500-companies.

Below you will find reports and presentations from the workshops

Volvo Cars - Stay Ahead and Plan for the Future

As an automotive company we face great changes and want to share how we work with our future challenges with you.
In this workshop we worked with uncertainties through scenario planning. We also worked with future scenarios affecting both technical, business and user needs in different directions and address how to make strategies given a particular future will happen.

Volvo Cars Presentation from the Workshop

Report of the Volvo Cars Workshop

Read More about the workshop here

Googol - iPM Challenge

Report of the Googol Workshop

iPM Challenge is about placing your bets to create the optimum future product portfolio. By using different canvases you get several overviews enabling you to make informed decisions. We offer a dynamic method to identify, access, share, and create knowledge in an organization, with the aim to help the organization to compete by being more innovative, effective, and thus more profitable.

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RISE - Accelerate Your Speed to Market Through Innovation Partnerships

Report of the RISE Workshop

Presentation pt 1

Presentation pt 2

Get an insight in how an Innovation Partnership may be formed by working together around some concrete selected cases.The innovation management framework will be used as a basis for the work and design thinking methods will be used as a method. By the end of the workshop there the results will be scrutinized and the pro’s and con’s discussed jointly.

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Stora Enso - How to Build and Maintain Innovation strategy to Surviving the Future

Report of the Stora Enso Workshop

Stora Ensos own Highlights and Takeaways

Stora Ensos presentations

How can we move faster by elevating the organization in terms of talents and abilities to enhance collaboration and more efficient ways of working? How can we strengthen the innovative culture to a next level where the culture itself beats the strategy? How can we commercialize new transformative technologies faster and more efficiently?

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CGI - Moral and Ethical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence

Report of the CGI Workshop

Roleplay workshop method

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to be one of the greatest changes in humanity since we evolved from homo sapiens. In this workshop we will work with the moral and ethical aspects of AI. How should we relate to AI in society when it suddenly takes decisions that were previously taken by a person who can be directly life-determining or who can remove 50% of the jobs we have today.

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Conny Svensson Head of Digital Transformation @CGI Sverige comments the workshop:

“The role play method turned out even better than we had hoped for. This was the first time we had used it, but we have been thinking about this method for years and Innovation in Action was the perfect place to test it, especially with the theme of Surviving the future where AI was a perfect story to use for this. We learnt so much when developing this workshop, both around AI but also on how to frame complex questions, how to make interesting characters, how to build a believable story. We have so many more ideas on how to make this method even better and where currently discussing with a couple of companies from Inovation in Action how we can use this in their organisation, but also some other companies that didn’t attend.
The first day we witnessed some small things that we saw we could improve on, we also received some great feedback so that we could make the second day even better and it was of course an honor to receive the award for the best workshop on the second day. But what was even more pleasing was seeing how people really got into their characters, developed side stories and just bursted out in laughs in the discussions. So in the end I was most pleased with a scoring of 9.2 out of 10 on the fun scale. If you’re having fun your learn better and you create new experiences that you will remember and take away with you. Please check out the included presentation if you’re interested in having fun and doing a role play in your organisation.”

Astra Zeneca - Promoting Innovation through People

Report of the Astra Zeneca Workshop

Presentation From the Workshop

‘The view that good ideas are rarer and more valuable than good people is rooted in a misconception of creativity’

This workshop will raise awareness on what it takes to get talented people to be creative in their work. Aim is to create new ideas around what is important for people and organizations to be creative.

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We believe that innovation happens when people and organizations meet. We aim for insights, networking and input for future innovation strategies. We will see people push boundaries and think in new ways to create new services and products in a fast changing environment into the future.

One of our firm beliefs and core values is that innovation is driven by diversity. We aim to have a balance of gender, origin and various industries and organisational forms represented at our meetings. We also strive to give you, your organization and society long lasting value.

Our Dialogue Leaders & Key Note Speakers

Shahrzad Kiavash
Alf Rehn

Just Arrived is Granted the 2017 One Wish Award by Innovation Pioneers

Innovation Pioneers yearly awards one organization with a cause to change society to the better, the One Wish Award.

At Innovation in Action 2017 in Stockholm, the organization Just Arrived was announced as this years winner. 

“We are here at Innovation in Action for a few reasons, one being the cocreation and exchange of knowledge.

However this comes in the shadow of what I am about to say.

We all have a responsibility as individuals towards our selves to use the knowledge acquired to create value, as we create value for us we also create value for our organizations but most important of all we do it for the society in the long run.

This brings me to this evenings special occation. The introduction of Innovation Pioneers One Wish Award and this years recipient organization.

First some background on this years process.

A committee led by our chairman selects a short list from all the nominated organizations.

The nominees are then evaluated on the following criteria.

The One Wish Award Winner shall be representative for Innovation Pioneers definition of innovation; people creating and implementing ideas that generate value. This value shall be applied to individuals, organizations and the society in the long run.

The main subject for a nominee is to work for better social and/or environmental circumstances.

The winner shall also aspire to fill our vision in the meaning of building innovation capabilities through joint development and networking.

We are particularly pleased that this year’s prize is awarded to Just Arrived. In addition to the contested issue being very immediate and relevant, we have especially fallen for the chosen approach to the solution. Just Arrived has achieved results that differentiate, engage and create value. This is exactly what Innovation is about ” says Kim Silvasti during the prize ceremony.

The price was delivered to Andreas König, CEO of Just Arrived, by Kim Silvasti COO of the Innovation Pioneers Network, Jan Sandqvist, Googol and Chairman of Innovation Pioneers Niclas Ingeström.

“We are proud and honored to receive the One wish award. There is an urgent need to address the opportunity and responsibility we all have in creating value for Sweden and its citizens into the future. This is our way of offering organizations in Sweden the possibility to be part of the solution”, says Andreas König of Just Arrived.

Our goal now is to introduce Just Arrived into the network and create value together!

Previous One Wish Award winners are:

Nevado Roses, Ecuador
The Hunger Project, USA/Sweden
Index Awards, Denmark
Futebal dá Forca, Sweden
IM´s Project Humanium, Sweden

Do You Know How to Manage Your Innovation Portfolio Right?

Have you been in a situation where you had difficulties to choose which projects to fund and which to kill? Are you running too many parallel projects?

“-Have you had difficulties to choose which projects to fund and which to kill?

-Do you feel you are lacking the right tools to visualize your portfolio?

-Do you even know why you should visualize it?”

We have met up with Jan Sandqvist, CEO at Googol,  an organization working with innovation solutions to discuss the upcoming workshop at Innovation in Action. We discussed the importance of Portfolio Management when it comes to optimizing for the future and Jan explained how the “iPM challenge” that he will be holding during Innovation in Action makes participants aware of the need for Portfolio Management.

Portfolio Management could be seen as one key in order to optimize for the future. However, many organizations seem to have problem to succeed with this. According to Jan, almost all companies need to constantly make improvements, in small steps as well as bigger leaps. “By using an appropriate tool for Portfolio Management, it is easier to place your bets and get the desired return on investment with a balanced risk.”, he said.

Even though many people would say that strategy is a key to succes, Jan also describes ‘visual thinking’ as a central part when talking about strategy and portfolio management, meaning that it is easier to make decisions based on the actual situation when everyone involved share the same picture and data. “Visualization, when done in a good way, can be very helpful for staying on topic and discuss what really matters”, Jan said in a statement.

As the CEO of Googol, Jan has a lot of experience regarding common mistakes when it comes to managing portfolios and what companies can do in order to avoid these in an early stage. “Projects and products are often viewed on spreadsheets, but the visualization is lacking. Sometimes the information is only accessible for a few people when more should be involved. In some cases, new initiatives and projects are compared to existing products and decision makers tend to demand a lot of information, that is unknown in early stages, making it difficult to pursue the development of promising ideas. A good overview of the portfolio and a clear understanding of how resources are meant to be spent helps in the decision making process.”

While a company strategy defines ”Why to innovate?” the iPM Challenge helps organizations to understand ”What to Innovate?”. During this workshop, the participants will realize the complexity with portfolio management while facing different challenges. “There are a lot of variables to consider; investment, Net Present Value, Risk level, production capabilities, customer need, resource allocation just to name a few. There is a lot of work to be done during 2,5 hours, but the participants will get an understanding of how powerful a tool for visualization is and as a consequence, that better informed decisions can be made faster.”

Do you feel you are lacking the right tools to visualize your portfolio? Join Googols workshop, “The iPM Challenge” during Innovation in Action, 24-25th of October.

AI and the Moral Aspects – Conny Svensson Head of Digital Transformation

Innovation Pioneers  – We have met up with Conny Svensson who is Head of Digital Transformation at CGI to discuss the upcoming workshop at Innovation in Action and hear more on his thoughts on the moral aspects of AI.

What do you think are the factors that make Artificial Intelligence have the potentials to be one of the greatest changes in humanity since we evolved from homo sapiens?

Conny –  Since Homo Sapiens emerged on the planet we have been the most intellectual advanced species on earth, this might change in a longer perspective. Even if we think we’re innovative we are still very limited in how much information we can handle and also how we think. Our brains have developed during thousands of years and our intelligence is optimised to think and solve problems in certain domains. We have some biological mind barriers that keeps us boxed and limited in our potential. An AI could theoretically break out of these boundaries and create a new form of intelligence not known to mankind before. During the workshop we will look at what consequences that could have in a society.

IP – AI is here now and can help in a variety of areas, from saving lives, to streamlining businesses, to helping every single individual with small advice. AI gives us superpowers to make better decisions and do what we ourselves are not so good at.

– What and where would be your “dream” to implement AI? What effects do you see AI could bring in that area?

Conny –  I would love to use AI to build a better model for society. Our political models and all “isms” are developed with our very limited views and limitations as humans, based on our own experiences and personal beliefs. You don’t build the best model for a society when you only have 4 years at a time to create change and “only” live for 80 years. AI can tackle much bigger problems than we humans, but this is not done in a heart beat. We will have to build and teach an AI to evolve and when we are ready, let it grow and advance itself. We’re in the phase of childbirth today, now we need to focus on the basic needs, then start to raise it with the right values to later let it flourish by itself. We’re just in the beginning of this exciting journey!

IP – In CGIs workshop at Innovation in Action we will work with the moral and ethical aspects of AI, not the technical details. We will cover  how we should relate to AI in society when it suddenly takes decisions that were previously taken by a person when the decisions can be directly life-determining or when AI can remove 50% of the jobs we have today.

– Can you give us a peak into your thoughts on when AI should not be used and when it definitely should be used with all its powers.

Conny –  In our workshop we will use role-play to discuss difficult morale dilemmas and philosophical conundrums. Today AI is a very practical tool that can help us with many things humans are not good at, but it’s effect on humans lives are still pretty limited. As we move forward 5-10 years we will start having some more hard dilemmas. I would say there is on particular area which is a big no-no for AI. It’s a matter of how mature the technology is based on the reach it will have on peoples lifes. There is an intersection point between those two that you need to stay on the right side of. In this workshop we will leave the maturity of the technology and just “imagine” that it works and then take the discussion if we should still use it and how much.

I don’t want to reveal too much but I think you will be challenged with some hard choices in our workshop on how AI can affect our future society. Will we survive the future?

IP – Thank you Conny for the peak into your thoughts on AI and your workshop at Innovation in Action 24-25/10.

See the workshop and all others here.

 

// Kim Silvasti, Innovation Pioneers.

Our 39th Tankmeeting #3-2017 – Innovation Beyond 2020 Alfa Laval

2017-09-12Read more »
Alfa Laval lead us on a journey into the future beyond todays products and services using Story Telling

Now is the time to register for Innovation in Action! Workshops are filling up fast!

Find the report & presentations at the bottom.

Telling stories has been part of us since the beginning of time. One of the most important stories you have is your corporate history and vision. This will impact on your success.

A story isn’t always a timeline, it’s a gathering of moments, lessons learned, motivation, frustration, and success.

It might not come easy to tell stories, but as with any tool, with practice it can both make and brake what you do.

When people invest in you – they are investing in your story. How people perceive your story will influence how they will interact and be your ambassadors into the future.

Once you’re able to convincingly deliver a story that reaches the Amygdala part of the brain , you will be able to connect in a way that growth charts and hockey sticks never will.

Effective storytelling captures the hearts and minds of your target audience.  It makes your innovations stand out above the rest.

During this workshop day we were taken on a historical trip from 1883 where Alfa Laval has its roots to where they are today and into the future.

If Alfa Laval is committed to win instead of playing not to lose, how do they create the best possible conditions for the next products or business models by using story telling.

We set out to find how you can implement the same strategy in your own organization.

Participants had the opportunity to share their point of view and were given insights and methods to bring home.

Our host Peter Thorwid of Alfa Laval comments the day:

“The story telling workshop became very successful from Alfa Laval’s horizon. The final presentations, six well-known stories about The New Alfa Disc, all six will be useful. They can be used as good and less good examples of storytelling techniques, but also in continued work with performance-related innovations within Alfa Laval’s product groups, not just for the Separators.

The involvement of the participants was particularly exciting to see, perhaps the fantastic framing of Hamra Gård contributed to this. Imagine getting together in the same building as the best R & D cows in the world, both eyesight and scent touched us. The visits in the other barns were also very rewarding.

We were able to showcase some of Swedens industrial history, DeLavals Hamra Farm with Alfa Laval’s Separator Technique. Only that is a story in itself.

Now I look forward to Innovation in Action where we will meet again in sharing knowledge and insights. Have you registered your participation?”

// Peter Thorwid

One of Innovation Pioneers firm beliefs and core values is that innovation is driven by diversity. We aim to have a balance of gender, origin and various industries and organisational forms represented at our meetings.

Storytelling by Bengt Järrehult at Alfa Laval

Storytelling Innovation Pioneers at Alfa Laval Report

Alfdex Presentation

AlfaWall Presentation

Partner content from Innovation Leader. Why Lowes Innovation Lab hired sci fi writers to guide its strategy. Find how to get two weeks of complimentary Innovation Leader content here.

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Initiators Only –  Initiator board meeting.

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Initiators and active members  – Workshop day – Tank meeting

Location:
Loftet, Hamra Gård, De Laval.

Start of day at Alfa Laval 08:45

Accommodation: Alfa Laval recommends Prince Philip (Oxholmsgränd 2, Skärholmen, 08-6802500) which is 550 meters from subway Skärholmen.

Blockchain, Scenario Planning, Story Telling & Government Agencies Taking the Lead on Innovation

During 2017 Innovation Pioneers has so far gathered experiences & knowledge during two tank meetings. Find the collected insights on Blockchain and Scenario Planning below.

In March CGI helped us build awareness by experiencing the power of industry disruption by using the Block Chain. The aim of the tank meeting was to explore different perspectives of Blockchain through role-play and scenario acceleration. We focused on the Blockchain revolution which is on its way, and we wanted the participants to experience this as we invited some organizations to this journey. One conclusion all participants agreed upon was that blockchain will affect you and your business. Read about the gathered learnings here.

The month of May brought us to Googol that invited Innovation Pioneers to join them in a dialogue where we explored and experienced different methods on how to create and plan for future scenarios. Throughout the day, the participants were divided into smaller groups to share insights, thoughts and experiences.  Read about the five different methods on how to create plausible future scenarios here.

 

In september Alfa Laval invites the participants to hear about how effective storytelling captures the hearts and minds of a target audience. It makes your innovations stand out above the rest.

During this workshop day we will be taken on a historical trip from 1883 where Alfa Laval has its roots to where they are today and into the future. Read more here.

 

Our 40th Tank Meeting and the last one for 2017 is a collaboration between Arbetsförmedlingen and Myndigheten för Delaktighet. Participants will learn about the strategies and tools that when government agencies are taking the lead on innovation in society. And the challenges that public sector and society are facing. Read more here.

 

Join us for the second half of 2017 and into 2018 by attending Innovation in Action on 24-25/10. This is the opportunity to meet all our member organizations for both members and nonmembers.  See the invitation here.

Commercializing the Humanium Metal – UN Goal 16

The Metal Humanium – In Innovation Pioneers effort to support the Humanium initiative and to fulfil United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development we are now searching for member organisations and others who are interested in commercializing Humanium.

There are hundreds of millions of illegal firearms in the world. As a result, someone is shot every minute. Armed violence is a global epidemic that hits developing countries especially hard. Humanium is a new material made of recycled metal from gun destruction programs. The metal is melted and moulded into units, which are then made available for commercial production.

All products made with Humanium Metal create new sources of funding for victims and projects aiming to rebuild conflict-torn societies.

Humanium Metal will also generate job opportunities and local income generation, contributing to long-term positive effects on economic realities and prosperity for affected societies.

A Humanium-based product not only delivers vital financial support to affected individuals and countries, it also carries a strong ethical message.

By using Humanium Metal, your brand can help the world become a more peaceful place. Anything made out of any metal today can carry a message of peace tomorrow. Destroyed firearms can be recycled into components for buildings, machines or furniture; items of jewellery, buttons, utensils, tools, nails, screws, or even bicycles.

For collaborations please contact info@humanium-metal.com

http://humanium-metal.com/

Our 38th Tankmeeting #2-2017 – Disruptive Scenarios. Exploring the Perfect Storm

2017-05-09Read more »
Join Googol in this disruptive workshopday

Disruptive Scenarios

The purpose of the workshop was to explore and experience different methods on how to create future scenarios. Throughout the day, the participants were divided into smaller groups to share insights, thoughts and experiences. Find the take aways, description of the method used and report below.

Report

Report from the tank meeting with added suggested readings to further deepen your knowledge here.

Presentation

Disruptive Scenario Planning Innovation Pioneers

Description of the day at Googol.

Scenario planning – the link between future and strategy.

Strategies should be based on what you may foresee the future holds. Planning for the most likely scenario, while still being agile enough to change when change inevitably happens, should be core for most companies.

During this Tank Meeting in May, hosted by Googol, you learned about five different methods on how to create plausible future scenarios, each method having its advantages. In workshops we dove deeper into one of them.

One of Innovation Pioneers firm beliefs and core values is that innovation is driven by diversity. We aim to have a balance of gender, origin and various industries and organisational forms represented at our meetings.

Sign Up for Innovation in Action 24-25/10 Now

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Initiators Only –  Initiator board meeting.

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Initiators and active members  – Workshop day – Tank meeting

 

Dr Bengt Järrehult on the topic Asymmetric Collaborations. Big and Small. In Swedish.

Dr Bengt Järrehult Asymmetric Collaboration. Samarbetet mellan stora och små. Långsamma och snabba. Här hittar du svaren på hur man gör.
 
Dr Bengt Järrehult on the topic Asymmetric Collaborations. Big and Small. In Swedish.
 
How do you select partners and deepen your engagement with startups?
Together with Professor Bengt Järrehult you will explore how big and small companies can collaborate to create innovation. You will also discover what different types of collaboration there are and how possibilities and potential hurdles can be met.
 
Find our next tank meeting and workshop here.