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

The DoD project arrangeed a seminar March 1st, 2018 where knowledge accumulated by an international group of researchers where shared bringing examples of digital innovations in health and welfare sector that facilitate principles of responsible innovation.

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The Centre for Innovation Research and the UiS Business School was host for the DoD seminar March 1st  at the Unversity of Stavanger.

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?

Knowledge accumulated by international group of researchers and examples of digital innovations in health and welfare sector that facilitate principles of responsible innovation were shared.

The presentations at the seminar were recorded and is now availble for all who are interested in the topic
(just click directly on the presentation title in the program below).

For more information about the seminar and the projects please contact the project leader professor Tatiana A. Iakovleva on e-mail: 


09.30 - 10.00 Registration, Cofee/Tea


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)


Learning to share time: How to facilitate trust on a digital platform,
Professor Lene Foss (Norway, UiT)


Digitilization in the UK Health and Welfare sector
PhD Bernard Naughton (UK, Oxford)


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


Patient initiated innovations as drivers for change in hospital,
Ass. Professor Thomas Laudal (Norway, UiS)




Shaping responsible innovation trajectories.
Professor Kornelia Konrad, (Netherland, Twentee University)


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


INSCL – a case of responsible innovation from Rogaland,
Head of Norwegian Smart Care Lab Marit Hagland (Valide)




Who is responsible for responsibility? An investigation of responsibility of digital start – ups for e-health solutions, (This recording has no audio)
Associate Professor Elin Oftedal (Norway, UiT)


Regional innovation- case of Lyse (This recording has no audio),
head of Innovation Department Dagfinn Wåge


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


The market potential for responsible innovation: the case of Eyr
Tamara Sizykh (Norway, UiT)


Ending of seminar