Since 2017, we have been working to concretise and make our work with creative knowledge environments a tool that can help us strengthen the success and attractiveness of Linnaeus University. In order for us to be able to meet the complex societal challenges we are facing, we must utilise knowledge from the entire academic register. This is a way of working that we are already familiar with through collaborations within and between academic subjects. We now have reason to work towards becoming even better at systematically making the most of both breadth and depth within subjects and proximity between subjects. We know this thanks to the last few years’ reviews of our activities. We shall benefit from the ventures that have already been carried out, but must also have the courage to combine and find new ways of working to promote innovativeness in knowledge environments.