NORSI Workshop for Current and Potential Member Institutions

NORSI Workshop for new and Nordic NORSI institutional members will take place on 12 June 2019 at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway.

  • Starts:13:00, 12 June 2019
  • Ends:19:30, 12 June 2019
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo
  • Contact:Birte M. Horn-Hansen (birte.m.horn-hansen@bi.no)


NORSI is the Norwegian Research School in Innovation for doctoral students within innovation studies who enroll to take academic courses offered by NORSI and its partner institutions. The NORSI program commenced fall 2012 and is until summer 2020 funded in full by the Research Council of Norway.

From 2020 and onwards, NORSI plan to evolve into a Nordic initiative with member institutions in all Nordic countries that have relevant research milieus within innovation and entrepreneurship.

NORSI’s key missions are:

  1. To work for the next generation of researchers within innovation and entrepreneurship by enhancing the innovation and entrepreneurial research education for doctoral candidates within Norway and the other Nordic countries.
  2. NORSI will aim to further strengthen the Nordic and international connections in the innovation and entrepreneurship research community.


This workshop is for selected and invited Nordic academic institutions with relevant research milieus within innovation and entrepreneurship that wish to become part of NORSI.

Workshop Themes

The core themes for discussion are:

  • NORSI – a Nordic research school
  • What is NORSI and how can contribute to your institution’s PhD education within the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Future development of NORSI
  • Membership benefits and contributions

Workshop Times

Workshop - 13:00 – 16:00 in A2-030
Dinner - 17:00 – 19:30 at XEast Restaurant

Workshop tentative agenda

13:00 Welcome and introductions by Roger Sørheim, NORSI and NTNU

13:20 Presentations:

  • NORSI – an overview of the research school 2012-2020, Birte M. Horn-Hanssen, NORSI
  • NORSI 2020 and onward – How can NORSI contribute to your institution’s PhD education within the fields innovation and entrepreneurship, Roger Sørheim, NORSI

13:50 Discussion and questions about NORSI and membership

16:00 Adjourn

17:00 Dinner at Xeast


In order to register you must have received an invitation from NORSI. If you have any questions, please send an email to NORSI Coordinator, Birte.m.horn-Hanssen@bi.no