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Creative Destruction through Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Science

Academic Ceremonies
Society and economy

U-GOT KIES Opening Ceremony

Academic Ceremonies
Date
22 Oct 2021
Time
11:30 - 12:30
Location
Hybrid
Registration deadline
21 October 2021

Organizer
U-GOT KIES Research centre
Registration is closed.

Society needs to change – but how can we promote such change through innovation, entrepreneurship and science? The opening ceremony for the U-GOT KIES centre opens a dialogue on these questions, between leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers across different spheres of society. Our approach at the U-GOT KIES centre is to analyze knowledge-intensive innovation ecosystems is inspired by the economist Joseph A. Schumpeter. Creative destruction can be defined as a dynamic process by which obsolete economic and technical structures are replaced by new ones. Moreover, creative destruction is a mechanism of experimentation where existing resources are repurposed for new uses. Our foci for the panels are how and why individuals and organizations can stimulate such change by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and science.

Moderator: Magnus Aronsson, Esbri

Opening Remarks

Torbjörn Lundh, Professor & Deputy Vice-Chancellor at University of Gothenburg

Maureen McKelvey, Professor in Industrial Economics and Management & Director, U-GOT KIES Centre, University of Gothenburg

Panel 1 Knowledge-intensive Innovation Ecosystem: Large companies’ perspectives

Anna Sandström, AstraZeneca. Director Science Policy and Relations Europe. Member of U-GOT KIES Societal Advisory Council

Guido Buenstorf, Professor in Economics, University of Kassel, Germany. Researcher. Previous VPP (Visiting Professor Program). Member of U-GOT KIES Centre Steering Committee

Stefan Christiernin, Volvo Cars, Director of External Research and Chairperson of the Strategic Knowledge & Research Committee. Member of U-GOT KIES Societal Advisory Council

Nathalie Lazaric, Professor in Economics, Université Côte d’Azur Sophia Antipolis, France; VPP. Member of U-GOT KIES Centre Steering Committee

Panel 2: Knowledge-intensive Innovation Ecosystem: Entrepreneurship

José González, Musician & songwriter. Member of U-GOT KIES Societal Advisory Council

Rögnvaldur Saemundsson, Professor in Industrial Engineering, University of Iceland. Researcher at University of Gothenburg. Member of U-GOT KIES Centre Steering Committee

Erik Gatenholm, Entrepreneur and co-founder of Cellink and Bico. Alumni of our Masters program “Innovation and Industrial Management”, Unit of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business, Economics and Law

Astrid Heidmann Lassen, Associate Professor in Operations and Innovation Management, Aalborg University, Denmark. Previous VPP (Visiting Professor Program). Member of U-GOT KIES Centre Steering Committee

Concluding remarks jointly by:

Olof Zaring, Head of Host Department, Dept of Economy & Society

Per Cramér, Dean, School of Business, Economics and Law