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Co-creating Disruption? Steering Innovation on Processes Towards the public Good

Event Date: 22 May 2019

“Disruption” has become a rallying cry for innovators that cherishes the profound societal impacts of emerging technologies -- from robotics and self-driving cars, to AI, biotechnology, and new energy systems. Likewise, it has become a hot topic in the public sector as a strategy that can help optimise our services through new policy and rethinking policy processes.

Yet, disruption on has both positive and negative connotations. Many recent controversies in Europe and else- where can be understood as a call for less disruption and greater empowerment of society to steer exactly where and how we want to be disrupted.

This panel discussion brings together experts from academia, industry, and government to discuss how we can balance the calls for more and less disruption. Panelists will discuss:

  • How can we steer the outcomes of disruptive innovation processes towards socially desirable goals?
  • Can disrup on be participatory and “co-created”? How much participation is feasible? And what is co-creation meant and experienced as in this connection?
  • How does policy hinder or enable co-crea ve approaches towards disruptive innovation? 

Join us in Copenhagen for a panel discussion as part of the EU- H2020 project SCALINGS. 

Event Informaton
Date: Wednesday 22nd May, 18:30-21:30 

Locaton: Building 303A, Auditorium 44, Technical university of Denmark, Lyngby Campus 

Moderator: Morten Jastrup (Managing Partner, Nordic Sustainability) 

More informaton: Meiken Hansen ( or Sophie Nyborg (


  • Karolina Huss (Gate 21, Energy)
  • Morten H. Christensen (EnergyLab Nordhavn/ DTU)
  • Prof. Dr. Sebas an Pfotenhauer (TUM, SCALINGS)
  • Franziska Kirstein (Blue Ocean Robotics)

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