Tankmeeting nr 57 at RISE (on location) – How to stay relevant in a complex world – OPEN HOUSE for Members & Guests


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How to stay relevant in a complex world hosted by RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN – OPEN HOUSE for Members & Guests

Date: 27 th of October 2021

Time: 12.00 – 17.00

Venue: Drottning Kristinas väg 61, 11428 Stockholm


We all want to contribute in this urgent time of need to create systemic change through innovation but at the same time handle everyday life both as individuals and employees.

How can we help to encourage and enhance your innovation capabilities in ways that makes you thrive.

In this Tankmeeting we will learn & share and explore how to balance a complex world on a personal and organizational level with the planet as the main stakeholder with the help of Cynefin – a sensemaking framework, “4C strategic model”  and “The model of innovation embedment” (fig 1) and developed from data collection from 22 industrial organizations in a research project financed by Vinnova through PiiA.

Figure 1: Anders Wikström 2020 (Referens:Wikström, A. (2020) Embedding innovation, the role of clarity, control and self-confidence. International Product Development Management Conference, Antwerp.)

We will also look at it from a global perspective, using the Agenda 2030 as a strategic level, the organizations on tactical level and leaving us as individuals in a position where knowledge, social practice and meaning play an important role.

Learning session facilitators & educators:

Anders Wikström, Senior Researcher, Ph.D Innovation & Design at RISE

Pia Wågberg, Director of Research and Business Development (FoA) at RISE Bioeconomy and Health

Albert Bengtson, Enterprise Business Development Manager at Apple and author to the upcoming book: Art of Intrapreneurship from within

Graphic recording by Karin Grönberg


12.00 – 12.30 Registration and mingle

12.30 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 13.15 Intro to RISE from a neural network perspective (Wikström & Jerregård, 2018).

13.15 – 15.00 Facilitated Sharing & Learning session on a:

  • Individual level
  • Organizational level
  • Planetary level

15.00 -15.20 FIKA & Matchmaking

15.20 – 16.00 Cont. Facilitated Sharing & Learning session

16.00 – 17.00 Presentations & Reflections

A graphic recording will be ready for you directly after the session.


RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through our international collaboration programmes with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,800 employees engage in and support all types of innovation processes. RISE is an independent, State-owned research institute, which offers unique expertise and over 100 testbeds and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products and services.

As always we will document the learnings and make it available on our website  and in our newsletter.

If you have any questions, or want to contribute to the session, contact Susanne Fuglsang at susanne.fuglsang@innovationpioneers.net or call +46 70 738 99 97.






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