“My belief is that we will be able to strengthen each other in new and hybrid formats where the focus will be on sharing learnings and taking actions to enhance all stakeholders’ innovation capabilities and joint efforts,” explains Susanne.
Susanne thinks that one of the most exciting parts of her new role is to be able to work and learn from so many amazing colleagues.
“It feels like a perfect match for my ambition to make a contribution in a broader context where all stakeholders and team members have the same passion to develop the Swedish innovation ecosystem,” she adds.
A True Innovation Contributor
Before joining our team, Susanne worked as Innovation Catalyst and CEO at the member-financed learning platform Innovation Pioneers. During her 4 years at the initiative, she facilitated and curated Sweden’s largest network of innovation leaders from over 40 companies, organizations, government agencies, academia and research with a shared goal to learn collectively to build innovation capabilities through joint development.
“In my previous work, I have gained extensive experience in the strategy and production of interdisciplinary co-creation processes like hackathons, design sprints and innovation events,” she shares.
She is also a contributor to the tech and startup communities with a special passion to inspire and empower women of all ages to educate themselves and engage in tech.
Susanne believes in a lifelong learning mindset and an example of that is the latest course (MOOC – Massive Open Online Course) she enrolled in called “Learn how to learn”, which shows the fact that we need to unlearn as much as we need to learn.
She also thinks that in these urgent times of transformation to save our planet, we need to collaborate on all levels to create the change that needs to take place towards a more sustainable future.
“With a planet-first focus, we need a systemic change and for that to happen we need new ways to approach our joint challenges. Through collaborations on a systemic level and with an inclusive and diverse approach, I believe we will be able to create the change we need faster,” she concludes.
Welcome to our team, Susanne!