Digitalize or Die

Open Seminar «Digitalize or Die – Dynamic Drivers of Responsible Research and Innovation in health and welfare services”

Centre for Innovation Research and the UiS Business School invites all interested to a Seminar on March 1st, from 10am to 15pm at the UiS Business Shool, Elise Ottesen-Jensen Hus, auditorium 101.

For participation, please register here no later than February 26th.

A Health Care in Crisis?

There is little doubt that healthcare is in crisis.  Whilst there have been enormous advances in the nature and quality of care these are offset by powerful forces on the demand side. One rich source of opportunity lies in the world of digital healthcare – an umbrella label for a wide range of technologies that could meet the healthcare challenges. Examples include telemedicine, electronic medical records, robot surgery, ‘smart’ homes and ‘connected medicine’.

But the promise of digitalization might not be attained unless we are aware of its challenges:  What if these miraculous technological developments are abused, exposing society to the “dark side” of digital innovations? The seminar  focusing on three core issues: 

  • How can we anticipate and explore the likely consequences of decisions about technology?

  • How can we retain a degree of flexibility and avoid becoming ‘locked in’ too early?

  • Who should be involved in the discussion around design?

We want to share knowledge accumulated by international group of researchers and bring examples of digital innovations in health and welfare sector that facilitate principles of responsible innovation.




Digitalize or die, introduction,

project leader Professor Tatiana Iakovleva (Norway, UiS)


Crossing the digital divide: responsible innovation in the e-health sector,

Professor John Bessant (UK, Exeter University)


Patient innovation, Professor Pedro Oliveira and Professor Helena Canhao (Portugal, Catholica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, NOVA Medical School & National School of Public Health)


The creation of trust in digital start-ups – a practice based view Professor Lene Foss (Norway, UiT) and PhD Bernard Naughton (UK, Oxford)


Patient initiated innovations as drivers for change in hospital,

Ass. Professor Thomas Laudal (Norway, UiS)


Digitalisation and responsibility as a driver for a successful new venture creation, PhD candidate Raj Thapa (Norway, UiS)




Doing it Responsibly – Bringing Innovations to Market in eHealth,

Professor Jill Kickul (USA, University of Southern California)


INSCL – a case of responsible innovation from Rogaland,

Head of Norwegian Smart Care Lab Marit Hagland (Valide)


The role of geographical contexts in shaping responsible innovation trajectories, Professor Kornelia Konrad, (Netherland, Twentee University)


Who is responsible for responsibility? An investigation of responsibility of digital start – ups for e-health solutions, Ass Professor Elin Oftedal (Norway, UiT)




Start-up challenge: the adaptive entrepreneurial process in an emerging economy, Phd Elisa Thomas (Norway, UiS)


Towards Regional Responsible Research and Innovation, Professor Rune Fitjar (Norway, UiS)

14.30-14. 50

Regional innovation- case of Lyse, head of Innovation Department Dagfinn Våge

14 .50-15.00

Ending of seminar