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  • Explore how entrepreneurs and SMEs globally are using and could use VWs to improve their competitiveness. how both formal and informal work and business processes, such as product and service design, customer and supplier interaction, learning and training, may be transformed and made more effective through the use of VWs. To create a Virtual Center for VW Entrepreneurship & Innovation to stimulate and facilitate networking and knowledge and resource sharing among Nordic individuals and organizations interested in VWs. We also plan to connect these Nordic actors to leading VW actors in other global areas, especially Silicon Valley, to improve knowledge transfer as well as business opportunity development
  • Explore how entrepreneurs and SMEs globally are using and could use VWs to improve their competitiveness. how both formal and informal work and business processes, such as product and service design, customer and supplier interaction, learning and training, may be transformed and made more effective through the use of VWs. To create a Virtual Center for VW Entrepreneurship & Innovation to stimulate and facilitate networking and knowledge and resource sharing among Nordic individuals and organizations interested in VWs. We also plan to connect these Nordic actors to leading VW actors in other global areas, especially Silicon Valley, to improve knowledge transfer as well as business opportunity development
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  • 1. 3D-ing: Entrepreneurship and Innovation through Virtual Worlds Nordic VW Network
    • Train4Success, 3 June 2010
    • www.nordicworlds.net
    • #NVWN
  • 2. Leveling the playing field for SMEs? Giovacchini et al. 2009 Accessing and leveraging international customers
  • 3. Which professions and industries will not be revolutionized?
  • 4. From the mobility of goods to the mobility of financial capital to … ...the “mobility” of labor? Teigland 2010
  • 5. Project Objectives
      • To explore how entrepreneurs and SMEs globally use and could use VWs to improve competitiveness
      • To create a Virtual Center for VW Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • 6. NVWN
    • Project Team of 9 Partners
      • Interdisciplinary: Communication, Design, Economic Geography, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Innovation, Strategy
      • International: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, USA
      • Interorganizational: Academia, Industry, Public Sector
    • Timing: March 2010 to February 2012
    • Total budget approx. USD 900,000
      • Nordic Innovation Center: USD 450,000
      • Co-financing by partners: USD 450,000
  • 7. NVWN Research areas Entrepreneurship Innovation Virtual world Physical world
  • 8. Join us in unveiling the 3 rd Industrial Revolution! www.nordicworlds.net
  • 9. Today’s T4S agenda Time Topic Participants 9:00-9:15 Introduction to Session and NVWN At big board 9:15-9:30 Brainstorming sessions 1. Entrepreneurship in VWs (Avapreneurship) 2. Innovation in VWs 3. VWs for RL entrepreneurship 4. VWs for RL innovation In breakout groups 9:30-9:50 Presentation by groups At big board 9:50-10:00 Discussion and wrap-up At big board
  • 10. Appendix
  • 11. An international and interdisciplinary team
    • Sweden
    • Stockholm School of Economics, Center for Strategy and Competitiveness
      • Associate Professor Robin Teigland
      • Assistant Professor Göran Lindquist
      • Research Associate Eilif Trondsen
      • Research Assistant Elia Giovacchini
      • Research Assistant Serdar Temiz
    • Stockholm University
      • PhD student Hanna von Schantz
    • Uppsala Univ, CIND - Centre for Research on Innovation and Industrial Dynamics
      • Professor Dominic Power
    • MindArk AB
      • Christian Björkman, Chief Marketing Officer
      • Per Jonasson, Director of Special Projects
    • Silver Design AB
      • Ulf Berlin, CEO
      • Patrick Geuder
    • Denmark
    • Roskilde Univ, Dept of Comm, Business and Info Technologies
      • Professor Sisse Siggaard Jensen
      • Post-Doc Lisbeth Fr Ø lunde
    • F inland
    • Univ of Turku, Institutions and Social Mechanisms
      • Professor Antti Ainamo
      • Dr. Matti Näsi
    • TEKES
      • Development Manager Riku Mäkelä
    • Iceland
    • Icelandic Academy of Arts
      • Director Fashion Dept Linda Björg Arnadottir
    • Norway
    • Univ of Agder, Center for Entrepreneurship
      • Professor Jan Inge Jenssen
      • Research Associate Björn-Tore Flåten
      • PhD Student Ahmad Alaraj
  • 12. 7 Work Packages March 1 St 2010 - February 29 th 2012 Work Package WP Title WP Coordinating Organization WP Supporting Academic Organization WP Advisor Organization WP 1 Nordic VW Network SSE Roskilde WP 2 Best Practices in VW Innovation Univ of Turku Iceland Academy of Arts TEKES Silver WP 3 Best Practices in VW Entrepreneurship Roskilde Agder MindArk WP 4 Future of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in VWs SSE Roskilde TEKES WP 5 Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Agder SSE TEKES WP 6 Communication Uppsala Univ of Turku WP 7 Project Administration SSE Uppsala