Congratulations to the NII 2019 winners

Therese E. Sverdrup, Vice Rector for Innovation and Development. Photo: Siv Dolmen
Therese E. Sverdrup, NHH's Vice Rector for Innovation and Development presented the NII 2019 winners. Photo: Siv Dolmen

14 February 2020 14:40

Congratulations to the NII 2019 winners

In early February NHH launched NII-  The Norwegian Innovation Index 2019 results and honoured the winners in different categories.

Customers’ adoption and usage decisions determine the success of new products and, ultimately, of innovators themselves.

On Monday 3 February NHH – Norwegian School of Economics, launched the Norwegian Innovation Index (NII) 2019 results at a half-day open seminar at NHH Campus Oslo.

NII is a bottom-up approach to evaluating innovation efforts in two categories; Commercial innovations and social innovations.

As part of the seminar CEO Ivar Horneland Kristensen, Virke gave the interesting keynote lecture “Innovation, circular economy and sustainability.”

He was followed by Professor Tor W. Andreassen, NHH and professor Line Lervik-Olsen, BI/NHH on “Sustainable innovation strategies”.

Four of the winners from business; EVP Janne Flessum from Gjensidige, from Stormberg, CEO Christian Printzell-Halvorsen from FINN.no and Head of IT and business development Christoffer Hernæs from Sbanken all shared their thoughts and experiences on the topic.

Finally the winners of each category were invited on stage to be honored.

Presentations from the seminar Innovation 2020

NII Winners of commercial innovations 2019. Photo: Siv Dolmen
NII Winners of commercial innovations 2019. Photo: Siv Dolmen

Winners of commercial innovations 2019

  • Komplett
  • OneCall
  • DNB
  • Norwegian
  • Q - Meieriene
  • Zalando (not present)
SII Winners of social innovations 2019. Photo: Siv Dolmen
SII Winners of social innovations 2019. Photo: Siv Dolmen

Winners of social innovations 2019

  • Nordic Choice Hotels
  • Thon Hotels
  • Gjensidige
  • NOR-WAY Bussekspress
  • Ruter
  • Flytoget
  • Sparebank1
Winners of both categories 2019. Photo: Siv Dolmen
Winners of both categories 2019. Photo: Siv Dolmen

Winners of both categories 2019

  • IKEA
  • Sbanken
  • Toyota
  • Telenor
  • Stormberg
  • FINN

sweden and finland

Among the about 80 participants were also Professor Per Kristensson from Karlstad University, Sweden and Kristina Heinonen from Hanken School of Economics, Finland.

They are responsible for respectively The Swedish Innovation Index and the Finish innovation index. The interview in the movie below is in Nordic languages.