Runa Sabroe is project manager at the Danish Design Centre. She heads and develops projects and programmes on the DDC’s strategic platform in the healthcare market and is a driving force behind Danish Design Award 2015/2016. Runa is also in charge of the DDC’s contributions to and presence at BLOX, Denmark’s new beacon for design, architecture and urban development and the DDC’s future base on the Copenhagen harbour front.
Runa works in the intersection of design research, public and private innovation and strategic change management. She worked for the cross-governmental innovation unit MindLab for seven years and has solid experience with the use of design as a framework for innovation and service development. From her job as a communication advisor in the internationally positioned architectural firm schmidt hammer lassen, Runa brings in-depth experience with strategic organisation development within design and architecture.
Runa holds an MA in media studies and is the author of numerous articles on service design and design as a tool for innovation. She is also a popular speaker, facilitator and teacher, both in Denmark and abroad, and has taught in a wide range of contexts, including collaborations with UNDP and the Canadian-based design school Institute without Boundaries.