Pia Gjellerup Pia Gjellerup

Pia Gjellerup




As a municipal politician, a member of the parliament and aminister, and as a political director of DJØF, Pia has worked with the development of the public sector from many angles. She loves sharing knowledge and engaging others in developing the public sector so that employees can perform their best and the citizens receive the best services. She has trouble getting up in the morning, going to bed in the evening and lingering in the meantime. Pia is raised in Copenhagen. Masters of laws from the University of Copenhagen 1985, Attorney 1990.

Majken Præstbro Majken Præstbro

Majken Præstbro

Head of Relations



Majken has worked with innovation, knowledge sharing, social media and digitalization for several years in SKAT, (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration), MindLab, a number of public-sector projects, NGOs and the private sector. She has a burning desire to develop the public sector from within. Majken can play the recorder with her nose, but otherwise she spends most of her time collecting adult points. MA in Communications from the University of Roskilde 2002. MA in Innovation Management from the Danish School of Education / Copenhagen Business School 2012. Majken is responsible for the work on spreading innovation, including the Spreading Innovation Guide and Dialogue Tool.

Ole Bech Lykkebo Ole Bech Lykkebo

Ole Bech Lykkebo

Head of Analysis



Ole has worked with innovation, analysis, project management and communication in municipalities, interest groups and the private sector. He is an enthusiastic supporter of putting together different experience backgrounds and skills to develop new solutions for the benefit of citizens and businesses. Ole has difficulty walking past cakes and old cars. MSc. from the University of Aarhus 2000, Diploma Education in Journalism 2009. Ole is responsible for the Innovation Barometer and also works with the national innovation internship.

Lene Krogh Jeppesen Lene Krogh Jeppesen

Lene Krogh Jeppesen

Senior Consultant



Lene is a sociologist and has a two-year education in systemic and narrative approaches to consulting. She has previously worked with innovation, knowledge sharing and social media in SKAT (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) and in the City of Copenhagen. Lene believes that curiosity towards - and involvement of multiple perspectives creates a better public sector. Lene is a great yoga enthusiast, which is kept in check by a penchant for high heels and red wine. MSc. (sociologist) from the University of Copenhagen 2004. Lene is responsible for the work on evaluating innovative initiatives and also works with initiatives on spreading innovation.

Paul Sauer Paul Sauer

Paul Sauer




Paul has a background as a freelancejournalist and has among other publications written for Jyllands-Posten, Kristeligt Dagblad and Fagbladet 3F. Crazy about finding good stories about public innovation and sharing them with others. Originally from Southern Jutland and has a journalism degree from the University of Southern Denmark. Enthusiastic about communication, football and bad jokes. Paul is the writing force on COI's publications as well as editor of the newsletter. His responsibilities include development of the website, newsletter and other of COI's public profiles.

Maja Brita Hauan Maja Brita Hauan

Maja Brita Hauan

Innovation Consultant



Maja has worked with public and social innovation in the interest organization of Norwegian municipalities, among social-economic companies and in the NGO sector. She is interested in creating new solutions to society's current and future challenges. Maja has a strong attachment to the northern Norwegian nature and is a frequent user of swear words. As a little girl, she dreamed of becoming a part of the Maya peoples. Chaos pilot 2010. MSc in Political Communication and Management from Copenhagen Business School, 2014. Maja has done work on the national innovation intership and is the supervisor of the strategy process for COI 2017-19.

Kathrine Skou Gam Kathrine Skou Gam

Kathrine Skou Gam

Data Analyst



Kathrine has worked with analysis, project management and political interests in Djøf. Kathrine is burning to make complex numbers understandable so they can be used to drive projects in the right direction. She involves everything and everyone in her work and is warmly advocating interdisciplinary cooperation. Kathrine became a Master of Science in Economics in 2010. She always shows up with wind in the hair, high heels and smile on the lip. At COI, Kathrine is working in particular with the innovation barometer.

Lotte Rømer Grove Lotte Rømer Grove

Lotte Rømer Grove

Innovation Consultant



Lotte has worked with networking, involvement and knowledge sharing in the Ministry of Social Affairs, in a private consultancy, as an entrepreneur, and most recently in the Municipality of Holbæk. Here, Lotte has worked on strengthening the conditions for public sector innovation and cooperation across sectors. Lotte takes great pleasure in setting up a good field for others to play in, which may be a sports injury from many years as a semi-professional volleyball player. MSc in public administration from the University of Roskilde in 2003. Lotte works with evaluation, qualification and spreading of public sector innovation.

Niels Jakobsen Niels Jakobsen

Niels Jakobsen

Innovation Consultant



For several years, Niels has worked with cross-sectoral innovation in the City of Copenhagen with specific collaborations across two administrations. He is a MA in Social Studies and Art History from the University of Aarhus. Niels tends to look for a solid foundation in the depths without being able to swim and over the years he has lost the ability to think without drawing at the same time. At COI, Niels is involved in initiatives on spreading innovation and capacity building through collaborative projects with COI's partners.