Partnerships and networks

Partnerships with other societal actors are at the heart of the centre’s activities. We offer a place for cooperation and interaction between the university and the surrounding community.

The researchers at Reinvent are part of numerous partnerships for research and activities with external parties, at regional, national and international levels. City planners, politicians, white-collar workers, architects, construction companies, property owners, civil society. Everyone has the chance to work together to promote sustainable development in and around big cities.

  • Ideell Arena

    One important partner to Reinvent is Ideell Arena, which is a cooperation between approximately ninety non-profit organisations. Its activities aim to develop leadership and management in the non-profit sector, with a focus on experience exchange and mutual learning. Ideell Arena's website External link, opens in new window. has more information.

    Reinvent works with Ideell Arena in a variety of ways and forms, including education and skills development, as well as research.

    Social innovation to combat segregation

    Using funding from Vinnova, Sweden's innovation agency, and as part of the Social innovation mot segregation (Social innovation to combat segregation) programme, Ideell Arena is coordinating a project that will design interactive process support for project managers in non-profit innovation projects. The purpose is to increase knowledge of social innovation management. Malin Gawell from Reinvent and a researcher from Luleå University of Technology are providing expert support to the project managers and conducting ongoing evaluation of the project. For more information about the programme, see Ideell Arena's project page External link, opens in new window..
  • Urban Girls Movement

    #UrbanGirlsMovement aims to improve the lives of girls and young women in rapidly growing, socioeconomically deprived urban areas, through feminist urban planning. Urban planning is an unutilised tool for creating a more equal society overall, and the importance of expanding horizons and mapping global examples is striking.

    The project External link, opens in new window. is led by the “Global utmaning” (Global Challenge) thinktank in partnership with Botkyrka Municipality and with financial support from Vinnova. Sara Ferlander and Tanya Jukkala from Reinvent are participants in the project’s research network.