Forging links between innovation, business and education

15 March 2018 - SIU annual conference in Bodø, NO

At two separate events, researchers from the University of Bergen talked about the ways in which INJECT brings together academics and practitioners in journalism, business and technology.

Professor Lars Nyre (University of Bergen) presented INJECT at an annual conference for university strategists and leaders in Bodø, Norway. Each year the conference attracts around 400 people.

Asked to talk about the ways in which funding tools in Horizon 2020 can contribute to support the priorities of higher education stakeholders, Lars showed how INJECT forges strong links both internationally between students and researchers, and locally in the Media City Bergen cluster that the University of Bergen is a part of:

“A number of master and bachelor students are involved in INJECT, and they get valuable experience with research and innovation through the project. The strategy employed in the INJECT project should be explored further in future projects at the University of Bergen and beyond,” said Lars Nyre.

Concretely, students came up with new prototypes based on the INJECT tool, were involved in testing and evaluating the tool, and had the opportunity to do internships with local business partners.

 Watch the full presentation (starts at 20’45).


Nordic Data Journalism Conference

Master student Aleksander Nygård Tonheim (University of Bergen) presented an article at the pre-conference of The Nordic Data Journalism Conference (NODA) in Stockholm, Sweden with a report on the INJECT tool and ecosystem in Norway.

The NODA conference is an annual conference held in Scandinavia aimed at bringing together data journalists, editors, visualisers, researchers and students to share and learn best practices.

Aleksander talked about how they researched the hypothesis for the INJECT ecosystem and INJECT tool, and met the requirements. He then explained how the strategy could be refined:

“Implementing new features to supplement the creativity support, and increase the number of educational institutions as partners in the ecosystem can make INJECT even better in the future.”