As director of COI, Pia has the overall responsibility for all the center's activities and is a major participant in the outward-oriented business. She has worked with the development of the public sector from many angles – political, administrative, professional. Pia loves sharing knowledge and engaging others in developing the public sector so that employees can perform their best and the citizens receive the best services. She has trouble getting up in the morning, going to bed in the evening and being quiet in the meantime. Pia is raised in Copenhagen. Masters of laws from the University of Copenhagen 1985, Attorney 1990.
Majken is responsible for the work on spreading innovation and innovation leadership, including managing digitization. She also works with implementation of technology and is the practice supervisor for Ditte Thøgersen’s ph.d-work. Majken has worked with innovation, knowledge sharing and digitization since 2002 in the private sector, NGOs, SKAT (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration), MindLab and a number of public-sector projects. She grew up in Vejle. MA in Communications from the University of Roskilde 2002. MA in Innovation Management from the Danish School of Education / Copenhagen Business School 2012. Majken has a burning desire to develop the public sector from within and she can play the recorder with her nose.
Ole is responsible for the Innovation Barometer and for Copenhagen Manual, where participants from 18 countries are creating a new international standard for innovation statistics. He has worked with innovation, analysis, project management and communication in municipalities, interest groups and the private sector. He is an enthusiastic supporter of putting together different experience backgrounds and skills to develop new solutions for the benefit of citizens and businesses. Ole has difficulty walking past cakes and old cars. MSc. from the University of Aarhus 2000, Diploma Education in Journalism 2009.
Lene is responsible for the work on evaluating innovative initiatives and for COI's innovation awards, and she maintains co-operation with Nordic national actors on public sector innovation. She has previously worked with innovation, knowledge sharing and social media in SKAT (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) and in the City of Copenhagen. Lene believes that curiosity towards and involvement of multiple perspectives creates a better public sector. She is a great yoga enthusiast, which is kept in check by a penchant for high heels and red wine. MSc. (sociology) from the University of Copenhagen 2004 and a two-year education in systemic and narrative approaches to consulting.
Lotte works with the role of elected representatives in public sector innovation and with partnerships in public sector innovation. She is often involved in COI's knowledge sharing events and efforts for enhancing evaluation and spreading of innovation. Lotte has previously worked with networking, policy development and involvement in the Ministry of Social Affairs, in a private consultancy and as an entrepreneur. Her last workplace was in the Municipality of Holbæk, where Lotte among other things worked on strengthening the conditions for public sector innovation and collaboration. Lotte takes great pleasure in setting up a good field for others to play in, which may be a sports injury from many years as a semi-professional volleyball player. Lotte grew up on Jutland's heath and has a MSc in public administration from the University of Roskilde.
Niels is involved in initiatives on spreading innovation and capacity building through collaborative projects with COI's partners. For several years, he has worked with cross-sectoral innovation in the City of Copenhagen with specific collaborations across two administrations. Niels is a MA in Social Studies and Art History from the University of Aarhus. He tends to look for a solid foundation in the depths without being able to swim and over the years he has lost the ability to think without drawing at the same time.
Julie is managing and developing processes and initiatives that support interdisciplinary and multi sector partnerships in dealing with welfare challenges. She has innovation experience from the public sector (e.g. MindLab), private sector (e.g. CPH FinTech), Academia (e.g. Public-Private Platform) and the third sector (e.g. Social Innovation Exchange). The last couple of years, Julie has worked with Social Innovation internationally with a base in London for which reason you can catch her using a good amount of 'Danglish' at the office. She is passionate about developing the public sector by strengthening the positive effects of cross-sectoral collaboration by testing new ideas to solve complex challenges.
Charlotte is focusing on better testing, implementation and spreading of technological solutions. She has worked with innovation and welfare technology for several years. Starting as in internal consultant in Odense Municipality and later across the municipalities as a service designer in a private consultant company. Charlotte loves to bring her design methods into play in new ways together with coworkers, leaders, and other actors – wishing to create an even better public sector. She has a degree in industrial design from the University of Aalborg and an eye for visual presentation. Charlotte is well rooted in Hvidovre, but still has her feet solidly planted in the moulds of Northern Jutland.
Paul is Communications Manager, the writing force on COI's publications as well as editor of the newsletter. His responsibilities include development of the website, newsletter and other of COI's public profiles. Paul has a journalism degree from the University of Southern Denmark and has a background as a freelancejournalist, where he among other publications has written for Jyllands-Posten, Kristeligt Dagblad and Fagbladet 3F. He is crazy about finding good stories about public innovation and sharing them with others. Originally from Southern Jutland and enthusiastic about communication, football and bad jokes.
Marie is working with the Innovation Barometer, analysis and evaluation. She has experience working with analysis, evaluation and public sector development in Copenhagen Municipality and in Esbjerg Municipality. Loves working with statistics and is allergic to poorly done surveys (that is to be considered an industrial injury). Born and raised north of Copenhagen. Marie bakes industrial sized cakes whenever she has an excuse to do so, and has been watching Formula 1 since the days when Ferrari won championships. MSc in sociology from the University of Copenhagen in 2016.
Didde is currently taking a masters degree in Business Administration and Communication at Copenhagen Business School. Previously, she has been sharing the good stories about Danish cycling solutions at the Danish Cyclists’ Federation and Cycling Embassy of Denmark. Didde grew up in Central Jutland, and due to the many late nights at Crazy Daisy she has lost the ability to listen to music without dancing. At COI, Didde assists with research- and communication tasks and seizes what is being thrown her way.
In collaboration with The Institute for Organization at Copenhagen Business School, COI is financing a three-year project to investigate how public sector innovation creates value at the front-end of the public sector. Ditte conducts field work in day care and is interested in how new ideas travel between organizations and people and makes sense in practice. The project runs until August 1st 2021.