Erlend works as researcher at NORSUS, and is currrently involved in the OSIRIS project led by University of Oslo (UiO). OSIRIS is a research centre analysing impacts of research. In this project, which he has been involved in at UiO since 2020, he focuses on how research influences society, and how research can be used.
Previously, he has carried out analyses of innovation in different industrial sectors. During these studies he has developed a strong interest and skills in how to identify and measure wider forms of innovation processes.
Next to working with OSIRIS project, he is wrapping up a PhD thesis in innovation studies. In addition, he also has experience in starting up businesses within retail (textiles) and food and beverage.