SPARK Social Innovation Educational Forum: How to approach the public sector

Welcome to the first SPARK Social Innovation Educational Forum. This event is open for all.

StartOff will share their experience on linking startups with the public sector. Sissel will talk about how to approach the public sector when working with social innovation and share strategies for long-term and short-term plans if you want to approach the public sector for demand.

StartOff is a program designed to make it easier for public entities to take advantage of the start-up market's innovation power. To realize this, StartOff facilitates procurements that make it easier for smaller companies to become suppliers to the public sector. Through a StartOff project, public entities get experience with working with start-up companies as suppliers, and start-up companies experience cooperation with public entities as clients and customers.

Please register by Friday 12 November. 

Please register


17:00 - 17:15 Introduction SPARK Social Innovation, Elisabeth Cassidy Svennevik 

17:15 - 18:15 StartOff, Sissel Kristin Hoel

18:15 - 19:00 Food and drinks

About the speakers

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Elisabeth Cassidy Svennevik, SPARK Social Innovation

Elisabeth Cassidy Svennevik is the manager of SPARK Social Innovation. She holds a master's degree in innovation studies from the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at UiO. In her PhD project, she has researched car sharing in sustainability transitions of mobility systems. She is interested in innovation processes and contributing to using research to solve societal challenges. In particular, she is eager about working with universities as key institutional players in innovation systems because of the significant economic and social impacts.



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Sissel Kristin Hoel, StartOff

Sissel Kristin Hoel has worked with innovation in the public sector since 2010 in Difi/Digdir, KMD and KS, and has extensive experience from cooperation between the private and public sectors. Sissel was central to the establishment of Difi as a competence environment for innovation in the public sector, the establishment of StimuLab and the "Partnership for Radical Innovation" in The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS).



Published Nov. 1, 2021 11:08 AM - Last modified Nov. 1, 2021 12:31 PM