Professor Malin Lindberg is a researcher and consultant in inclusive innovation. She studies and facilitates processes and solutions that furthers social inclusion in companies, organizations and society. Diversity, gender equality and sustainable development are especially focused in her efforts. She also pays particular interest to innovation in the non-profit sector, as well as innovative development of rural communities. By means of a participatory approach, she develops new knowledge and methods together with various societal actors.

Malin Lindberg has collaborated with ADEP Ltd as the research leader for a survey of civil society in the county of Norrbotten, Sweden. The survey was commissioned by The Association of Social Economy in North and East Bothnia (SEÖN) funded by Region Norrbotten. From that partnership the dialogue on new opportunities for collaboration emerged.