Collective Intelligence Unit

The Collective Intelligence Unit is founded on external funding from both public and private institutions and is one of the pioneering research centers in Europe in the science of collective intelligence. The unit has grown steadily since its establishment in 2016 due to increasing interest and support from both the private and public sectors.

CIU’s research agenda is to theoretically and empirically study the collective intelligence of multinationals, public organizations, citizens and societies, and its impact on advanced policy- and decision-making. The unit also studies the relationship between collective intelligence and financial performance, regional GDP and national GDP. The studies of the unit integrates different software aggregation mechanisms to explore collective intelligence while combining these platforms with Big Data and AI/swarm intelligence. 

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On ‘Big Mind’ Thinking: A Collective Intelligence ‘Paradigm’ For Our Time? – Part 3 of 3

Building on ‘mindset shifts’: From ‘thinking’ to ‘doing’ Circumstances are frequently trendsetters. Effectively bypassing ‘hype-cycles’, greater investment and understanding of artificial intelligence (AI), automation, machine learning (ML), and what those types of approaches to technologies can realistically deliver, has substantial value. When harnessed on robustly tested, well-proven and evidence-based paths, these approaches to technologies...

Crowd Predictions From The Frontline

A project supported by the Danish Industry Foundation



Our Team

Carina Antonia Hallin

Carina Antonia Hallin

Head of The Collective Intelligence Unit

Dr. Hallin is the founder and head of Collective Intelligence Unit at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business Copenhagen Business School. Her main research since 2005 has focused on collective intelligence, crowd predictions, and strategic decision-making. A pioneer in the field, her recently published work concerns the development of new methods to gather insights for decision-making using the collective intelligence of groups within the organizations and policy-making.

Julian Jensen

Julian Jensen

Research Assistant

Julian is a M.Sc. graduate in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen, specializing in International Political Economy. With a focus on data science and quantitative methods, he has acquired an interest in the possibilities and effects of Collective Intelligence and Big Data on forecasting and decision-making.

Daiana Fobian Nielsen

Daiana Fobian Nielsen

Project Manager

Daiana holds a M.Sc. in Management of Innovation and Business Development and has a great passion for helping companies and organizations engage with their stakeholders and external crowds through more open, distributed and collaborative processes creating impact on innovation and business development.

Oded Koren

Oded Koren

Associate Researcher

Dr. Oded Koren is a full faculty member in the School of Industrial Engineering & Management at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Israel. His research interests and publications are in the areas of AI, open source development domains, and mobile applications.

Brian Christopher Poll

Brian Christopher Poll

Student Assistant

Brian is a graduate student in Digital Innovation and Management at ITU and an alumnus of Copenhagen Business School in Business Administration and Service Management. With training and experience in the service industry, and an affinity for consumer behavior and business data analytics, he is intrigued by the aggregated intelligence of crowds.



STUDENT Assistant

Mark is a M.Sc. in Global Development candidate at the University of Copenhagen and holds a B.A. in International Studies from University Carlos III of Madrid. With a background in qualitative and quantitative research in comparative social sciences, he is drawn to the potential of collective intelligence in interdisciplinary studies of public and private decision-making.

Confederation of Danish Industry

The Confederation of Danish Industry develops and supports innovative, Inspirational and economically sustainable projects and initiatives that strengthen the competitiveness of the Danish Industry.

Marion Hannerup

Communications Director


Copenhagen Institute For Future Studies

Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies is Denmark´s largest non-profit, future studies, think-tank. Founded in 1970 CIFS´s mission is to help Danish organizations (public and private) understand and plan for the trends that are shaping their long-term future.

Frank Hatzack

PhD and Senior Executive Advisor


Danish Crowdsourcing

Danish Crowdsourcing is an organization collaborating with practitioners and academia on the effects of crowdsourcing methods and processes. Danish crowdsourcing aim to inspire those working within the field, and to provide experts as well as newcomers the opportunity to network with and learn from their peers.

Flemming Binderup Gammelgaard



Daiana Fobian Nielsen




November 2018:
Copenhagen Business School’s Business News publication ran an article titled: “Collective Intelligence: CBS Spearheading The Next New Black”. The article features Collective Intelligence Unit and our recent collaborations with Nesta and OECD, among other business organizations, global researchers, and policy-makers.
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April 2017:
The Danish business media Børsen has recently interviewed Carina Antonia Hallin about our work in collective intelligence. The article developed in collaboration with TDC, Carlsberg, Novozymes and Cosmic People brings great case stories about collective intelligence.
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August 2016:
The Danish media magazine Dansk Markedsføring (Danish Marketing Association), has recently interviewed CIU on “prediction crowdsourcing” and “collective intelligence” and the impact it can have on performance.
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September 2018

Dr. Carina Antonia Hallin participates in the esteemed Artificial Intelligence Conference in London, where she presents her joint paper with Dr. Oded Koren of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design on a new algorithm for treating mixed data in big data platforms.

Dr. Carina Antonia Hallin joins experts for The National Endowment for Science, Technology and The  Arts' (NESTA) inaugural conference commemorating their new Centre for Collective Intelligence Design, where she presents on the emergent field of collective intelligence in business and society at large.

Daiana Fobian Nielsen participates in the Pi Summit in Copenhagen, featuring inspirational presentations by industry leaders in crowdsourcing strategies within Danish organizations.

June 2018

The Collective Intelligence Unit hosts the first ever conference on Crowd Predictions in the Nordics. Speakers from both industry and academia presented insight on how harnessing the intelligence of the crowd can be used to increase strategic decision-making.

October 2017

Dr. Carina Antonia Hallin presents “Crowd Foresight – Letting the Frontline Predict”. The conference, “Great Organizations don’t Guess – Digital Tools for Insight and Future Studies”, hosted by The Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, featured innovations in strategic methods for Danish corporations.

March 2017

Dr. Carina Antonia Hallin speaks at the “2nd Annual R&D Excellence Summit: Intelligence and Deep Insights to Guide Innovation Summit” in Amsterdam. Hallin is invited by Head of Innovation Development at Novozymes to present a keynote speech on collective intelligence and crowd predictions for better foresight.

Dr. Carina Antonia Hallin speaks at a Collective Intelligence event in Copenhagen hosted by Cosmic People. Hallin speaks on the state of collective intelligence and crowdsourcing practices in Denmark’s largest corporations.

November 2016

Kick Off seminar: The Prediction Project in the Financial Sector. Advancing predictability of Fluctuations Integrating Big Data and Crowdsourcing of Predictions in the Financial Sector

October 2016

Dr. Carina Antonia Hallin speaks on collective intelligence at a brunch event to Danish top businesses hosted by Danish Marketing and Cosmic People.

September 2016

Dr. Carina Antonia Hallin participates at the Danish Industry Business Summit. This year the summit brought together more than 1,000 senior executives, politicians, opinion-formers and decision makers, under the title Transforming Denmark – Winning the Future.

June 2016

Dr. Carina Antonia Hallin speaks at the Collective Intelligence Conference 2016 in New York, hosted by NYU Stern Business School.