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A warm welcome to our new Science Director, Lise Røjskjær Pedersen. Lise brings a wealth of expertise in anthropology, specializing in organizational and business anthropology; she holds a Ph.D. that focused on user-driven innovation and the use of humanities as a tool for creating change.

As Science Director, Lise will play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between research and industry, unlocking the untapped potential at the intersection of science, innovation, and the built environment.

While we boast a multitude of innovative solutions, their full potential still needs to be explored. Recognizing the imperative for the built environment to evolve towards better practices, we are enthusiastic about Lise joining us.

We sat down with Lise Røjskjær Pedersen for a Q&A session, delving into her background, responsibilities as the new Science Director at BLOXHUB, and her vision for fostering collaboration in the realm of regenerative built environments.

Q: Tell us about your background and expertise.

In my work, I focus on how organizations collaborate, generate knowledge, and create business. I have previously worked as a researcher at the IT University in Copenhagen, where I researched data-driven management in Danish municipalities. I also have several years of experience as a consultant in various anthropological consulting firms. Most recently, I worked as an innovation consultant at The Danish National Hospital (Rigshospitalet), contributing to creating their 2040 vision.

Q: What will be your main task as a Science Director?

A: My primary responsibility involves bridging the gap between research and industry within the field of regenerative built environments. I focus on establishing applied research initiatives at the intersection of business and research. I will be facilitating the Industrial Research Network here at BLOXHUB, a collaborative platform where researchers and companies meet to pursue shared objectives. By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, the aim is to deepen and refine perspectives. Ultimately, the goal is to integrate research more seamlessly into the construction industry, thus propelling the green transition forward.

Q: What are you looking forward to the most?

A: I look forward to immersing myself in the industry, establishing collaborations with both companies and researchers and, especially, crafting the best framework and conditions for industrial research projects. When interdisciplinarity thrives, innovation flourishes. I am happy and honored to play a role in fostering interdisciplinarity as the natural path in the development of the built environment.

Welcome aboard, Lise! We can’t wait to see the positive impact you will undoubtedly bring to BLOXHUB.