Value-Creating Conversations
a collaboration with Karlstad University

 What are Value-Creating Conversations seminars?

In Value-Creating Conversations, research and business meet in conversations about the societal challenges of our time.

The purpose of the seminar series Value-creating conversations is to present, discuss and disseminate socially important research results in a wider context and encourage conversations between researchers and others who are affected by the results.

Researchers present results on a current topic and meet practitioners in a conversation in front of an audience. Practitioners can, for example, be politicians, representatives from organizations or from media that are in some way affected by or engaged in the subject.

The Value-Creating Conversations are made together with The Center for Service Research (CTF) at Karlstad University.

Contribution of The Hamrin Foundation

We at The Hamrin Foundation believe that it is in the fusion between academia, business and society that answers to social issues are found.

In order to create conversations and meetings between the actors, new communicative approaches are required and we see Value-Creating Conversations as such a way.

First seminar focus on service creation and service logic

The first part of the seminar series Value-creating conversation took place in March 2023, when Peter Santen, principal innovation manager at Volvo Group, and Maria Åkesson, researcher and lecturer in business administration at CTF and the School of Economics, met in a conversation about service creation and service logic.