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Who we are

Forum for Social Innovation Sweden was founded at Malmö University in 2010 and has developed in close collaboration with the Municipality of Malmö. Funded by the Swedish Innovation Agency, Vinnova, four regional nodes were established at the universities: Jönköping University, Luleå University of Technology, Umeå Univeristy and Örebro University 

In the south node, at Malmö University, we are a small tight team of six people. Five of us are based in southern Sweden, in the city of Malmö, and our Coordinator in the capital Stockholm. Our team consists of experts within English Literature, Human Rights, Urban planning, Journalism and Visual Communication. The six of us bring a mix of competences and skills from research and evaluation, facilitation and process lead, to concept and method creation, communication production and graphic design. Quite simply a friendly and curious bunch that are value-driven and want to contribute in solving society’s complex challenges. 

Our mission

The Forum for Social Innovation Sweden (FFSIS) at Malmö University work in cooperation with other universities, to strengthen social innovation in Sweden with research-based knowledge, and methods to meet the Agenda 2030 and its sustainable development goals. We create, share, and develop knowledge, and spaces where actors across sectors can meet and collaborate. 

By involving researchers, universities and academia and using research-based knowledge, data, and methods we want to contribute to developing the field of social innovation, especially by enhancing social innovation as both a means as well as an aim in society. 

Our team


Sara Bjärstorp


Anna Tengqvist

Gloria-Karin López
Project manager

Gloria-Karin López

Lotta Orban

Lotta Orban

Kajsa Kidman
Visual Communication

Kajsa Kidman