Magnus Jörgel has a background as officer in the Swedish Armed Forces, he holds a MA from Kings College, London, and has acted as Senior Advisor to the Liberian Government in 2008-2010. Magnus have worked at the Swedish National Defence College as researcher, and have collaborated very closely with the Foreign Ministry, the Swedish International Development Agency and many other national and international bodies such as UN and EU. He has extensive knowledge from conflict areas in Africa, and have worked in places like Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone.
Magnus works as Senior Strategist at Region Skåne, with responsibility within both future studies and innovation systems, both on a national and international scene. He has over 20 years’ experience working with policy and strategy on political level, with strong networks both in EU and Sweden.
Magnus experiences in many development countries in Africa gives him a unique ability to address challenges and opportunity in a high risk context. His experiences in conflict areas, with negotiations on political level in an international setting, together with long experience working with policy and strategy on political level, both nationally and internationally gives a very sound basis for acting as senior advisor on a number of issues, both for business and public organisations. Magnus is an experienced facilitator in a number of different context, ranging from societal innovation camps to conflict resolution and conflict prevention.
Magnus is since 2008 involved in a number of activities on societal innovation- how can we address and solve our global challenges-, latest is the platform “International Initiatives for Societal Innovation” (I2SI).
Hank Kune lives in the Netherlands, where his work focuses on facilitating government organizations in projects about systemic innovation, organizational renewal, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and developing innovation-enabling environments, with a special emphasis on hands-on solution seeking for complex social, societal and administrative issues. He has worked extensively with government organizations in the Netherlands, large companies in Japan, and diverse innovation initiatives in Europe and Asia. He is the founder and director of Educore (1991), and an active member of the New Club of Paris, a global network organization working as agenda developer for knowledge societies. He is Founding Partner of the Future Center Alliance (2010), and his work on dedicated innovation spaces has been influential in establishing and running Future Centers in several countries. Hank is one of the pioneers of the Aalto Camp for Societal Innovation (ACSI), and has been its principle moderator since 2010. He has written extensively on innovation ecosystems, prototyping, innovation-enabling workspaces and critical success factors for public sector innovation. In 2015 he co-founded International Initiatives for Societal Innovation (I2SI), an open network-based resource platform to bring people, ideas and information together for practitioners working to create a smarter, more sustainable society.
Jonas Klevhag is an experienced and passionate business advisor for startups at public advisory agency Innovation Skåne in Sweden. With his combined backgrounds in automotive engineering and freelance scriptwriting for television and radio, he has helped hundreds of Swedish startups address business challenges on their way to becoming sustainable and growing businesses. He is also an advisor and implementer to the regional government of southern Sweden, developing their local innovation ecosystem towards the vision of becoming one of the top ten innovative regions in the world. His efforts has developed new methods and policies for startup coaching and open innovation in the mobile, cleantech and creative industries in Sweden. In his own company, Network Agency Sweden, he promotes Scandinavia as a multi-disciplinary prototyping garage for other places’ societal challenges.