Open Innovation for Cities- #Crowdchat with Hjörtur Smarason, Oct 9

Written by Priti Ambani

Oct 7, 2014

CSW-Crowd-chatCrowdsourcing Week is hosting our second crowdchat as we head to CSW Europe 2014 in Copenhagen from Oct 14-16, 2014. 
#Crowdchat is a great way to join in on the conversation, gain visibility and connect with like-minded professionals. If you are a thought leader or a practitioner on the crowd economy or just plain curious about collaboration in the digital world, we want to hear from you!  Tune in for these discussions: 



#Crowdchat 2: How to Master Open Innovation with Hjörtur Smarason, Ambassador for social entrepreneurship and crowd sourced innovation at Innovation Embassy, Oct 9, 2014, 11am UK time  (Check time in your city)

About Hjörtur:


Hjörtur is a storyteller and innovator who has worked with city innovation, place branding and startups for 15 years. Hjörtur has a background in anthropology and international relations and specializes in community building for projects and places. He is one of the experts at the Worlds Trends Forum and an advisor to Sochi on post-Olympic branding of the city. Hjörtur was one of the leaders of the house of ideas in Iceland, an initative to activate the public in innovation as a response to the economic collapse of 2008, a former university teacher on innovation and a popular speaker on crisis management and city innovation at universities and conferences worldwide. 

We are thrilled to have Hjörtur on this #Crowdchat. Below are some of the topics we will be covering.

What is the Innovation Embassy
Why should we master the innovation process?
Crowd-centered innovation has gone from fad to essential. What was the tipping point?
How can we bring the innovation mindset to the youth?
Why does social entrepreneurship lend itself easily to crowdsourcing? 
Tell us about your initiatives to bring innovation to cities
What is the current climate for innovation in Denmark?
Will you be joining us at CSW Europe in Copenhagen, Oct 14-16?

How can you get more out of #Crowdchat?

  • Let us know you’ll be joining #crowdchat by tweeting this post: 
  • Follow all the guests and connect with the participants before or after the chat.
    • Epi Ludvik Nekaj, CEO of Crowdsourcing Week – @crowdweek @LPlus (host)
    • Hjörtur Smarason, Ambassador for social entrepreneurship and crowd sourced innovation at Innovation Embassy- @Hjortur
  • Track and save the #crowdchat feed to get ahead on the conversations and questions from our community. We are part of a global movement and we understand our chat timing may not work for everybody so we encourage you to submit questions using the hashtag #crowdchat. We will ensure you are part of the conversation too!
  • Send us your questions via the hashtag #crowdchat before the chat to help us ensure you get adequate answers. 


About Author

About Author

Priti Ambani

Priti Ambani is the Global Media Director at Crowdsourcing Week, a thought leader and prominent writer on social enterprises, start-ups and web 2.0 businesses. Previously, Priti grew Ecopreneurist, a nascent green business blog into a notable social business resource as site director and managing editor. Working from the ground up, she has developed successful business and communications strategies for impact organizations that aim to create social, environment and economic wealth. Priti is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Biological Resources Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Priti lives in the Washington DC Metro area with her husband and sons, is a lover of the outdoors, traveling and from-scratch cooking!

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