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Innovation and Enterprise Development

This research group is a department of the Work Research Institute (AFI) and focuses on collaborative innovation in businesses, networks, clusters and regions.

Central to our approach is the Norwegian cooperation model with broad participation and interaction between different actors, regional policies for innovation and organisation and management of innovation processes.

We work with both private and public sectors, and approach the challenges of working life through perspectives such as employee-driven innovation, social, regional, and responsible innovation. "Lean – the Norwegian way" is central to the group's work at the enterprise level, where we study the conditions for successful implementation of "Lean" within the Norwegian participatory tradition.

The group covers a broad range of expertise and is characterised by a practical and action-oriented form of research, including action research. We offer assessments, analyses, case studies and research-based support to change processes, and facilitation of dialogue conferences, foresights, workshops, and more.

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