The Pitch Day was the next step in the process of bringing out a new research program and new projects for the last two years, starting in April 2015. We have had two internal “Sparks and Flowers” workshops so far and the purpose of this day is to continue this work together with the partners through discussions and reflections.
Maria Holm welcomed all the particpants, gave a short introduction, whereafter Barry Brown introduced the draft version of the vision, mission and strategy for the upcoming two years. Afterwards a playful walk-about in the Centre was conducted, where the partners could engage, discuss and try possible future projects with the project leaders/teams. After lunch the wider perspective of the "Creative Disruption Arena" was introduced, all particpants split up and worked in four previous hand-picked smaller groups. The resulting outcome was continously presented by the four group leaders and a broader discussion finalized the Pitch Day.
Partners that joined the Pitch Day came from ABB, IKEA, Microsoft Research, Ericsson, TeliaSonera and Nokia.