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About GUDC-EU

UD & Social Innovation


We are a social enterprise based in Oslo Norway. We host workshops to build competence and generate ideas for universal design. We also incubate social startups and contribute to international projects for making a more inclusive world.

The team


Our team has world-leading knowledge in universal design and social innovation. We regularly facilitate design thinking and business development training programs and travel the world to speak on universal design, equality, and diversity.

Collaboration


We believe partnerships are the key to promoting universal design. We have built strong relationships with partners from around the world and actively contribute to collaborative research and innovation projects. If you have an idea for cooperation, we'd love to hear about it!

Our staff

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Anthony Giannoumis

Chair of the Board of Directors

Dr. G. Anthony Giannoumisis an action researcher that focuses on technology policy and practice. He is an internationally recognized expert in universal design of information and communication technology (ICT) and conducts state-of-the-art research on implementing universal design principles in practice. He is Chair of the Board and co-founder of the GUDC-EU, and is an Associate Professor of Universal Design of ICT at the Department of Computer Science at OsloMet.

Anthony Giannoumis on LinkedIn | Twitter@anthonyg79
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Elise Daaland

Creative Director

Elise is passionate about teaching people how to use their creativity to solve problems and come up with ideas that can create a better world. She has organized innovation workshops and led concept development projects for several organizations working on initiatives for innovation and sustainability. She has consulted for social startups, corporations and public sector actors, providing help with communications strategy, business development and event planning, and she is also an Advisory Board Member at Development Goals Forum. Elise has a bachelors degree in Media & Communications and is now enrolled in a masters programme in Organization & Leadership at the University of Oslo.

Elise Daaland on LinkedIn |
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Anne Igeltjørn

CEO

Anne Igeltjørn is an award-winning social entrepreneur and the CEO of GUDC-EU. As a serial entrepreneur, she has the expertise to identify opportunities where others see only challenges. She has a Bachelor's degree from Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) with a focus on universal design and human-computer interaction (HCI). She is now in the master's program of Applied Computer and Information Technology at OsloMet, specializing in Universal Design of ICT. She also serves on the board of directors for Gender Equality in Technology, a student organization at OsloMet.

Anne Igeltjørn on LinkedIn |