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Silje Haus Reve

Associate Professor & Head of Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing, UiS Business School





Silje is a Professor of Innovation and Regional Studies at the UiS School of Business and Law at the University of Stavanger. Her research focuses on various aspects of innovation and regional development, and she is particularly interested in what shapes firms’ innovation performance and regional transition processes. Silje also serves as the Head of the Department of Innovation, Management, and Marketing & Associate Dean of Internationalisation and Strategic Initiatives. Silje is also affiliated as Researcher II at the Stavanger Centre for Innovation Research, UiS/NORCE.


Silje is trained as an economist and gained her PhD in Social Science from the University of Stavanger in 2019. Her thesis looks at exposure to diverse knowledge as a driver of innovation and productivity. Since 2010, she has worked as a researcher at SINTEF and then at the International Research Institute of Stavanger (now NORCE). She has been a visiting scholar at the State University of New York, the University of Buffalo, US, and at the Cañada-Blanch Centre at the London School of Economics, UK.


Over the years, Haus-Reve has contributed to a wide range of externally funded projects, such as “Regional Growth Against All Odds – ReGrow” and RegReSir, among others. She now serves an active role as work package leader in the six-year project named BIOSIRKEL, funded by the Norwegian Research Council. BIOSIRKEL is Western Norway’s platform for competence building and collaborative innovation in the field of circular bioeconomy, connecting research and educational institutions, businesses, the public sector, and society at large. She also serves as the CEO of DiveOPP AS, a university spin-off company that has specialized in developing tools and solutions that offer research-based assessments of regional transition processes. Silje is part of the editorial board of Kåkå|nomics, the leading Nordic meeting place where researchers and policymakers meet a broad audience to explain how they see the world developing (Read more here).


Over the years, Haus-Reve has been involved in teaching various courses, spanning from Bachelor’s to PhD programs. Her teaching portfolio encompasses subjects including Business Development, Innovation, Policy, and Strategy.