Next December 7 2017 Agirre Center will take part in the EXPERIMENTATION by Design conference, organised by the Dansk Design Centre and the Danish Business Authority in Copenhagen. 

The event will gather speakers from around the world, including Agirre Center's Gorka Espiau, who will talk about the Basque experience of socioeconomic transformation and  the lessons learned for large scale design, on one hand. On the other hand, he will share his innovation work in Montreal with CRIEM-McGill University. The main goal is to explore new avenues to business growth and policy impact. 


The conference is reserved for policy makers and managers, and ´by invitation only´.


  • Noah Raford, Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Futurist-in-Chief, Dubai Future Foundation
  • Lucy Kimbell, Director, Innovation Insights Hub & Professor of Contemporary Design Practices, University of the Arts London
  • Simon Haldrup, Global Head of Business Development, Wealth Management, Danske Bank
  • Jesper Grønbæk, Vice President & Head of Growth, TDC, Copenhagen
  • Torsten Andersen, Vice Director, Danish Business Authority
  • Rainer Kattel, Professor of Innovation and Public Governance, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London
  • Gorka Espiau, Professor of Practice CRIEM/CIRM at McGill University
  • Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, Knowledge Lead, Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum
  • Torben Klitgaard, Director, BLOXHUB
  • Hanne Harmsen, Vice Director, head of InnoBooster, Innovation Fund Denmark
  • Tommy Andersen, Managing Partner, byFounders
  • Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Centre