Innovation Conference

The Innovation Conference is an annual event arranged every September by either of the University’s two profile areas, Health Innovation and Smart Cities and Communities.

Conference program

The conference will take place between 10.00 and 15.00.

  • 10.00: Welcome!
    Speakers: Magnus Jonsson, Programme Director profile area Smart Cities and Communities, Kristian Widén, Deputy Programme Director profile area Smart Cities and Communities, both at Halmstad University and Rebecca Sellergren, moderator for the Innovation Conference.

Section 1: Challenges for small and medium sized smart cities and communities

  • 10.10: Climate city contract – a tool for mobilising and delivering climate neutral and sustainable cities.
    Speakers: Åsa Minoz, Innovation Strategist at Viable Cities.
  • 10.30: From Halmstad to Stockholm – local ideas brought to center stage.
    Speakers: Magnus Jensner, Museum Director at Hallands Konstmuseum.
  • 10.50: Discussion – what opportunities are there to create smart cities in our regional environment?

Section 2: Collaborative environment in the region – the local perspective

  • 11.15: Cooperation with surrounding society – benefits for all.
    Speakers: Max Wehlin, Infrastructure and research analyst at Varberg Municipality, Chair of the Executive Committee at Halmstad Municipality, Kristina Magnusson, Municipal Director at Ängelholm Municipality and Anders Nelson, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Halmstad University.
  • 12.10: Lunch break.

Section 3: Initiatives enabling sustainable societies

  • 13.00: Overview of Smart Cities and Communities at Halmstad University (SCC).
    Speaker: Magnus Jonsson, Programme Director profile area Smart Cities and Communities, Kristian Widén, Deputy Programme Director profile area Smart Cities and Communities both at Halmstad University.
  • 13.10: AHA II: Co-Designing Future Mobility in Urban Living Labs in Gothenburg and Helsingborg.
    Speakers: Vaike Fors, Professor of Design Ethnography at Halmstad University, Susanne Duval Innings, Infrastructure Strategist at the Municipality of Helsingborg and Suzanne Andersson, Development strategist and Senior advisor in traffic safety at the City of Gothenburg.
  • 13.30: Smart Village Veberöd.
    Speakers: Martin Bergman, FabLab Halmstad University Manager at Halmstad University, Jan Malmgren, Entrepreneur and CEO Byutveckling AB at Veberöd and Tim Malmgren, Research Engineer at Halmstad University.
  • 13.50: Break – Digital tour in FabLab.

Section 4: Local to international: examples of research and development

  • 14.10: Organisational innovation for smart cities.
    Speaker: Peter Wells, Professor of Business and Sustainability and Director, Centre for Automotive Industry Research, Cardiff University .
  • 14.30: Discussion – Ideas for collaboration in the future.
  • 14.40: The Future History of Travel: Forecasting Mobility Services through Research and Prototyping.
    Speaker: Pontus Wärnestål, Senior Lecturer, Halmstad University and Design Director at inUse.
  • 15.00: Summary and upcoming.
    Speakers: Pontus Wärnestål, Associate Professor and Design Director at Halmstad and Rebecca Sellergren, Moderator for the Innovation Conference.
  • 15.15: End of conference

Speakers

Moderator

  • Rebecca Sellergren

Speakers

  • Anders Nelson, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Halmstad University
    Cooperation with surrounding society – benefits for all.
  • Erik Behm, Establishment Strategist at Invest in Halland, Region Halland
    Cooperation with surrounding society – benefits for all.
  • Jan Malmgren, Entrepreneur and CEO Byutveckling AB, Veberöd
    Smart Village Veberöd.

  • Kristian Widén, Deputy Programme Director profile area Smart Cities and Communities, Halmstad University
    Overview of Smart Cities and Communities at Halmstad University.
  • Kristina Magnusson, Municipal Director, Ängelholm Municipality
    Cooperation with surrounding society – benefits for all.
  • Magnus Jensner, Museum Director, Hallands Konstmuseum
    From Halmstad to Stockholm – local ideas brought to center stage.
  • Magnus Jonsson, Programme Director profile area Smart Cities and Communities, Halmstad University
    Overview of Smart Cities and Communities at Halmstad University.
  • Martin Bergman, FabLab Manager, Halmstad University
    Smart Village Veberöd.
  • Max Wehlin, Infrastructure and Research Analyst, Varberg Municipality
    Cooperation with surrounding society – benefits for all.

  • Peter Wells, Professor of Business and Sustainability, Centre for Automotive Industry Research, Cardiff University
    Organisational innovation for smart cities.
  • Pontus Wärnestål, Senior Lecturer, Halmstad University and Design Director, inUse
    The Future History of Travel: Forecasting Mobility Services through Research and Prototyping.
  • Susanne Duval Innings, Infrastructure Strategist, Helsingborg City
    AHA II: Co-Designing Future Mobility in Urban Living Labs in Gothenburg and Helsingborg.
  • Suzanne Andersson, Senior Advisor in traffic safety, City of Gothenburg
    AHA II: Co-Designing Future Mobility in Urban Living Labs in Gothenburg and Helsingborg.
  • Tim Malmgren, Research Engineer, Halmstad University
    Smart Village Veberöd.
  • Vaike Fors, Professor of Design Ethnography, Halmstad University
    Project AHA II: Co-Designing Future Mobility in Urban Living Labs in Gothenburg and Helsingborg.
  • Åsa Minoz, Innovation Strategist at Viable Cities
    Climate city contract – a tool for mobilising and delivering climate neutral and sustainable cities.

Sign up for the conference

Welcome to join the Innovation Conference 2021. A digital conference will be held on September 23 and will focus on development, challanges and opportunities of the smart city.

Sign up using the form below. More information will be sent to you shortly before the conference, and we look forward to seeing you online. If you haven't recieved an e-mail, please check your spam folder. The e-mail will be sent from eventgruppen@hh.se.

Practical information: The conference will use MeetApp for live streaming, detailed information and interaction with and between participants.

You cannot register any longer. Registration closed on 22 September at 23.59.

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