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Releasing the Power of Citizens while Safeguarding Citizen Privacy

Explore the possibilities of smart and safe co-creation with the citizens. Through innovation, partnerships and digital tools, we want to create a future that involves the voices and data of the citizens.

Engaging citizens in crowdsensing projects to improve service development and delivery is of vital importance in creating smart and healthy municipalities. At this workshop, taking place at Sølvberget, you will be presented with inspirational examples and tools for releasing the power of the citizens in co-creation efforts, while safeguarding their privacy. What better way to spend your lunch than at Nordic Edge?

Doors open at 09:45


Welcome by our host Marit Hagland, Norwegian Smart Care Cluster

Changing role of users – co-creation in Boundary innovation spaces – by Tatiana Iakovleva, UiS

Crowdsensing. How? What? – safeguarding citizens, when sharing personally generated sensor data from devices with the municipality – by Jens Otto Skåra Hansen, Smart City, Stavanger Municipality

Demonstration of Involve –  a tool for safeguarding privacy in crowdsensing initiatives – by Guro Meldre Pedersen and Bård Albert Bosløven, DNV

Lunch and Questions

Workshop hosted by Guro Meldre Pedersen

Summary and ending with Marit Hagland, Norwegian Smart Care Cluster

The workshop is part of the Nordic Healthy Cities Programme co-financed by the Nordic Smart City Network and Nordic Innovation.

Lunch will be served during the workshop, provided by Norwegian Smart Care Cluster.


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An independent assurance and risk management provider owned by the foundation Det Norske Veritas. In her work, Guro combines DNV’s broad expertise from other sectors into co-creation of new solutions, managing risks related to digital health and data sharing.

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Bård has 24 years of experience in digitization of services, serving as a broker between technology and business. Effectuating digital products and services – taking them from idea, requirements, prototyping, analysis, development, test and into production.

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Tatiana Iakovleva is a renowned Professor of Entrepreneurship at Stavanger Business School, University of Stavanger, Norway. Boasting a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship, she’s authored over 75 publications and two influential books focusing on inclusive digital health practices and entrepreneurial universities. Tatiana’s expertise is vast, from entrepreneurial processes within firms to addressing gender nuances in entrepreneurship. Beyond her academic accolades, she’s a fervent mentor to startups in Rogaland and 30+ student teams. Passionate about nurturing innovation, Tatiana’s contributions to the field shape the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers.


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Jens is currently Project manager of Crowdsensing within Nordic Smart Cities Network and Nordic Innovation. He has long and broad experience in Commercialization, Product and Business Development – as well as experience with International marketing

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