Job creation and innovation

A case study of how the “Employee energy” programme has benefitted innovation companies and job seekers during the recession in Iceland. Examples are given of how the programme has facilitated the movement of highly skilled employees from the financial sector into the innovation sector of the economy.

Helga Valfells, Affiliation: Managing Director – New Business Venture Fund, Iceland
Helga Valfells has been working with Icelandic start up companies since 1999. Prior to that Helga worked for Merrill Lynch and Estee Lauder UK. She holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and MBA from London Business School.

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