Faculty of Social Sciences

The Official Launch of the LNETN Project

The “Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change” project (LNETN) addresses the need for training of a new generation of researchers with quadruple-i – inter-disciplinary, inter-sectoral, inter-technology and international – and transferable knowledge, skills and broad vision in order to interpret and understand new complex phenomena across diverse areas of our society. The consortium behind the 4.3 million-euro project will participate in the launch. NB. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the launch will take place digitally via Zoom.


24.02.2021 kl. 10.30 - 11.30


LNETN answers the need in our society for new theories, approaches and methods to learn how best to interpret and respond to newness and its legitimation. The project commits to and ensures a positive social impact.


The aim of the LNETN project is to train 15 early stage researchers (ESR) in the legitimation of newness and theory building through 15 individual research projects, all focusing on interpreting and understanding new complex phenomena within social sciences and economics, with applications in science, engineering, technology, health and humanities.
When the project is finalized, the ESRs will have gained unique transferable skills, being able inter alia to innovate and contribute to European economic, social, political, and technological growth. This skillset will increase ESRs’ employability in and outside academia.

The LNETN ESRs have diverse educational and business backgrounds in international management; international, food marketing; public policy, cooperation and development; biology, genetics and evolution; power, computer engineering; entrepreneurship, innovation technology; law, public administration; psychology; economics and business administration; literature and theology; industrial and financial management.

Main applicant: Aalborg University; Project coordinator: Prof Romeo V. Turcan.


10.30: Introduction to the project, brief messages from the beneficiaries and the quality assurors
11.00: Q&A session
11.30: Individual interviews (in break out Zoom rooms)

MEMBERS OF THE consortium

  • LNETN beneficiaries are: Aalborg University Business School, Aalborg University, Denmark; Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland; Martti Ahtisaari Institute, University of Oulu, Finland; School of Business, Engineering, and Science, Halmstad University, Sweden
  • LNETN partners are: Bittumm Wireless, Finland; FinTech Scotland, Scotland; Getinge Infection Control, Sweden; New Factory, Finland; Nokia, Finland; NOVI, Denmark; Scottish EDGE, Scotland; Softiron LTD, USA; The Shaftesbury Partnership Ltd, UK; University of Rhode Island, USA
  • External evaluation and quality assurance is provided by two external quality auditors: Dr Andy Lowe, Grounded Theory Institute in California, USA; and Prof John E. Reilly, Higher Education Consultant, University of Kent, UK.


Due to the Covid-19 situation the launch will take place digitally via Zoom. Please click here to participate.

Be aware that you must be muted during the launch, also your camera must be off.




Aalborg University Business School


Online (Zoom)

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