Guest lectures
and talks

We also deliver up to date relevant lectures and workshops about innovation. 

Are you interested in hiring a guest speaker for your event, conference or corporate event?

Or do you want to be inspired and learn about innovation through a workshop?

You want your company to grow but you are stuck in the process? Your employees need motivation and understanding of the innovation process?


Lectures and Taks done by Barbara Salopek cost something between NOK 23.000-32.000, while workshops begin from NOK 25.000, both depending on the scope and travel expenses. You can contact Barbara directly on email:

TEDxBergen: “How to open closed doors? Organizations and Innovation”
NHH Norwegian School of Economics / Norges Handelshøyskole , Bergen, Norway, October 2019

The TEDx Bergen talk about obstacles and barriers to innovation was delivered to more than 400 people.

Making innovation work can feel sometimes like you find yourself locked-in in a room and you do not know how to get out. Panic can kick in fast as you do not have much time (exponential technological advancements are chasing you), and being severely under pressure, it is even harder to find solutions. Successful implementation of Innovation embraces taking care of innovation on three organizational levels (individual, group and organizational) because all three levels have their unique challenges…

Have a look at Barbara’s TEDx Bergen talk “How to open closed doors? Organizations and Innovation”

Workshop on Investment Readiness of Innovation Projects in South East Europe
for European Commission, Zagreb, Croatia, July 2018

Barbara has been also presenting on European Commission events. She was a part of a panel discussion and hold a sort speech on Innovation. Her speech revolved around innovation processes implementation and its connection to successful innovation.

Main premise that was communicated was that the innovation process itself is not a guarantee for successful innovation. There are other important elements that are crucial and can affect the outcome of a successful innovation.


Our Speaker

Our CEO, Barbara Salopek, is often invited to be a guest speaker on different events including conferences and company events.

She can:

  • hold a lecture,
  • be a keynote speaker,
  • be a member of a panel discussions / round table,
  • hold a workshop,

on both large and small events.

Employee Engagement & Retention: “Challenges from my Norwegian perspective”
Human Resources Conference in Zagreb, Croatia, 2018

In front of the more than 400 most prominent business leaders of Croatia Barbara was a keynote speaker and shared her thoughts about employee retention. She spoke about her desire to move abroad and what companies can do to encourage employees to come back.

Want us to share our knowledge?
For more information about hiring Barbara please write to us at: When writing to us please provide us with information like: when and where the event is taking place, who will be participating, how big is the event, what is expected and other useful information. Barbara is open to traveling and deliver speeches anywhere in the world if her schedule (and Covid-19 situation) allows her.
Vinco - Leap Summit
“Innovation elements for successful innovation”
LEAP (Learn, Engage, Act, Progress) Summit, Zagreb Croatia, 2018

30 minutes short speech delivered to the more than 1000 students from all over Central and Eastern Europe about elements  of successful innovation.

Corporate Innovation & Intrapreneurship: “Making innovation happen - the important ingredients”
Zagreb, Croatia, 2017

Barbara delivered a short speech to more than 400 prominent business leaders of Croatia on how culture plays an important role for innovation in Norwegian companies. Barbaraalso held a workshop session on the Forget-Borrow-Learn concept, a strategic approach within companies to increase innovation success.

Corporate Innovation & Intrapreneurship 2017
Vinco - Webinars and workshops panel discussions jury

Webinars and workshops,
panel discussions, jury

We have held different workshops at different venues including NHH Norwegian School of Economics / Norges Handelshøyskole. We provide a custom-tailored workshop where we gather experts that best suit your needs.

Barbara is also often invited to be a guest speaker on webinars and also to sit in a jury in entrepreneurship and pitching competitions.

Methodology – how we do it?

Barbara has a passion to share her experiences and when delivering speeches, she aims to inspire and to teach combining it with stories from real life and experiences.

She always grounds her speech in scientific theory, proven data and legitime sources in order to deliver a trustworthy insights.  

Her specialization is innovation and she combines it with other related issues like diversity, psychological safety, entrepreneurship, project leadership, growth and development. She is also passionate to support female leadership and female entrepreneurship.

She is often invited to sit in a jury in entrepreneurship and pitching competitions.

Speeches are held in English but panel discussions and workshops can be held in English, Norwegian and Croatian.

Barbara also has a 20% position as a lecturer on BI Norwegian Business School (Handelshøyskolen BI) in Bergen, she holds lectures in Norwegian on project leadership and innovation courses .

Public Media

Barbara’s thoughts have also been published in public media, newspapers and in scientific journal.

Barbara got published her article about innovation in crisis times in the 0320 edition of the Magma- Norwegian Journal of Economics and Leadership issued by Econa (read article).

The topic is “Does crisis ignites innovation or is it just a myth?” Here she points out three important aspects:

a) what can we learn from the 2008 financial crisis
b) what can be learned from the persistent innovators both countries and companies and
c) how to innovate in today’s circumstances.

Successful innovation is a long-term focused dedication!

How we can help?

We have experience in creating innovation funnel; from idea search to idea testing and implementation. We work with you to help you build environment that encourages innovation.

Feel free to make a contact with us in order to discuss your innovation funnel, your potential challenges and how to approach them.

We help you to bring your ideas to market. Whether you are a large organization, a research or educational institution or a SMB or even a start-up. We are passionate to help you deliver your technology, product or service to market.

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