January 2021 marked the beginning of the Nordic Research School in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NORSI) – the research school for PhD students in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Nordic countries. CIRCLE is one of 24 participating partner institutions from all Nordic countries involved in the research school.
The new NORSI is easily confused with the previous NORSI which was a Norwegian research school of innovation during 2012 to 2020 where CIRCLE was the only non-Norwegian partner. The Norwegian school’s reputation attracted attention from other Nordic universities and has now been reshaped into a Nordic school of innovation and entrepreneurship as of January 2021.
– We continue to be an active partner in NORSI as it is an important network for CIRCLE’s PhD students and our researchers, who often contribute as teachers in NORSI courses, says Professor Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand, CIRCLE’s representative in the NORSI Executive Committee.
NORSI is an active network in the innovation and entrepreneurship research community and works to enhance and strengthen the community as well as the research education in the field. Doctoral students in innovation and entrepreneurial studies can enrol to take academic courses offered by NORSI and its partner institutions.
Focus on innovation and entrepreneurship
A CIRCLE membership is not a necessity for Lund university students to join in the Nordic research school emphasises Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand, who invites interested students to contact her.
– CIRCLE can assist other PhD students from Lund University who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship and would like to be part of the research school.
Primary objectives for NORSI 2021-2024
- NORSI will provide a world-class PhD training program within innovation and entrepreneurship research, thus enhancing the quality of PhD education in the Nordic area.
- NORSI will strengthen the Nordic connections in the innovation and entrepreneurship research community.
- Strengthen international orientation among PhD candidates by providing access to an international research arena with world leading researchers within the field of innovation and entrepreneurship
The NORSI course portfolio covers innovation and entrepreneurship research ranging from a management and firm perspective to a broader system approach and seeks to understand the process of innovation and its relation to economic growth by specializing in innovation systems, policies, globalization of innovation, entrepreneurship, social changes of innovation, and sustainability transitions.