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Academic interest

Trust's research interests lie at the intersection of Science & Technology Studies and Innovation Studies. His work focuses on the processes through which health research makes an impact in society. He conducts research on the development, use and management of technological as well as service innovations in health care with the aim of shedding light on innovation processes and outcomes as well as providing insights into the hospital sector as an arena for innovation. Currently, he is working on the following projects:

  • Assessing the value of an innovation monitoring and management tool developed for the Norwegian Ministry of Health to make hidden innovations visible and facilitate sharing in public hospitals.
  • Mapping knowledge translation and innovation in healthcare through empirical studies in the Norwegian hospital sector.
  • Exploring the tensions between impact and excellence in medical research.

For more information about Trust's research, see his profile on ResearchGate.


  • Svennevik, Elisabeth M.C. & Saidi, Trust (2022). Social innovation-As-practice: Establishing a social innovation program at a university. Management & Marketing. Challenges for the Knowledge Society. ISSN 1842-0206. 17(1), p. 402–425. doi: 10.2478/mmcks-2022-0023.
  • Saidi, Trust & Douglas, Tania S. (2021). Critical elements in the design, development and use of medical devices. A systemic perspective of orthopedic devices landscape in low- and middle-income countries. Health Policy and Technology. ISSN 2211-8837. 00:100593, p. 1–6. doi: 10.1016/j.hlpt.2021.100593. Full text in Research Archive
  • Saidi, Trust; Thune, Taran Mari & Bugge, Markus (2020). Making ‘hidden innovation’ visible? A case study of an innovation management system in health care . Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. ISSN 0953-7325. p. 1–13. doi: 10.1080/09537325.2020.1841156.

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