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IKE 40-year’s Anniversary

IKE 40-year’s Anniversary

The IKE Group at Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University is celebrating its 40-year’s anniversary by hosting a 1-day seminar for its present and former members, associates and invited guests.


24.05.2017 kl. 09.00 - 18.00


The IKE Group was established in 1977 by researchers from Aalborg University in collaboration with researchers from national and international research contexts. The focus of the research group is innovation, knowledge and economic dynamics at different levels of aggregation.

Throughout the years, the research group has contributed to the development of the National Innovation system agenda, and the IKE research environment has been an incubator for young scholars who have developed strong academic careers. The group continues to contribute to international research agendas and its core members have established several new initiatives, including Globelics and Impact.

We want to take this opportunity to celebrate the history and the achievements of the IKE group as well as to take stock of current activities with a view also into the future. The program reflects these aspirations:


08.30: Check in, rolls and coffee

09.00: Welcome and greetings by Jesper Lindgaard Christensen

09.15: Opening speech by Professor Bengt-Åke Lundvall

10.00: How the IKE Group has contributed to our research careers (Professor Mette Præst, SDU; Associate Professor Bram Timmermans, Norwegian School of Economics)

11.00: Coffee break

11.15: IKE’s role for AAU by Rector Per Michael Johansen and Dean Rasmus Antoft

11.45: TBA

12.45: Lunch (and greetings from international research collaborators)

13.45: The practical implications of IKE research by Henning Christensen, Region Nord

14.15: IKE research and education activities – Birgitte Gregersen & Jacob Rubæk Holm

15.00: Coffee

15.15: Selected examples of IKE research          

17.00: Closing remarks and reception by Jesper Lindgaard Christensen

18.00: Seminar ends



The IKE Group, Department of Business and Management, AAU


AUB, Langagervej 2, 9220, Aalborg Ø

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