21-23 MARCH, LUND
SVERIGES INNOVATIONSRIKSDAG
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LEADING INNOVATION FOR GLOBAL IMPACT

FUTURE SOCIETIES - ENERGY TRANSITION - PLANETARY RESOURCES

Welcome to Lund and Ideon Science Park! 

The city of Lund is merged with innovative environments and beautiful old buildings that channel the city's history and deep-rooted culture within science and innovation. 

In Lund, you will also find Sweden's first and one of the largest science parks, Ideon Science Park, which also happens to be the host for the 2023 years round of Sveriges Innovationsriksdag!

SVERIGES INNOVATIONSRIKSDAG

Where the innovation ecosystem meets

To showcase the Swedish innovation ecosystem on an international and national level. This time the Sveriges Innovationsriksdag (an annual meeting arena connecting the Swedish innovation ecosystem) is partnering with the digital conference Sweden Innovation Days to create a hybrid event with both digital and physical sessions at Ideon Science Park in Lund.


Do you work in the innovation ecosystem, or at a government authority? Are you a decision maker or investor? Welcome to one of the most important events of the year! Gathering people from all across the innovation ecosystem, we will discuss how we can find solutions to some of society's biggest current and future challenges.

Meet our speakers

For this year's round of Sveriges Innovationsriksdag, we are pleased to announce some of our prominent speakers who all share their roots in the changing, fast pasted innovation industry.

Catharina Rolfsdotter,
Moderator

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson is a journalist, moderator and program host focusing on sustainability.
She is chair of the independent think tank Global Utmaning (Global Challenge), program host for We
Don ́t Have Time and Content Director and moderator for A Sustainable Tomorrow.

Catarina has worked as a journalist since 1991, based in New York, Stockholm, Singapore and Malmö,
Sweden. Catarina has published 12 books in the field of sustainability and she lectures in Sweden as
well as internationally.

She is spokesperson for the climate NGO “Våra barns klimat” and co- founder of the international NGO “Our Kids ́Climate” with groups in 23 countries.

Her academic background is in political science, cultural science and journalism from Lund University (1983-1986) and Skurup School of journalism (1986-1987). She has additional education as a TV anchor from Channel 7 in New York and as a sustainability expert from the organization The Natural
Step.

Anne Mettler, 
Europe Breakthrough Energy

At Breakthrough Energy – an organisation founded by Bill Gates in 2015 – Ann Mettler is working with European partners to accelerate clean tech innovation in the pursuit of climate neutrality and net-zero emissions. Previously, she served as Director-General at the European Commission where she ran the internal strategy department, reporting directly to the President. An entrepreneur at heart, Ann set up her own think tank which she ran for more than a decade. Her career started at the World Economic Forum where she led the Europe department.

Christian Lindfors, CEO at Science Village Scandinavia (SVS)

Christian is the Chief Executive Officer at Science Village Scandinavia AB (SVS) since 2020. SVS’s mission is to develop a knowledge ecosystem that takes advantage of the research results from the big science infrastructures ESS and MAX IV in Lund, Sweden. Prior to this, he served for many years as Executive Vice President for the large Swedish consultancy group Tyréns and in different roles at the large construction and development company NCC.


Among his responsibilities at Tyréns was leading consultancy operation in infrastructure and urban development as well as being responsible for operations in research and innovation. Between 2013 and 2019 he was chairing the faculty board of Technology and Society at Malmo University, Sweden.


He also holds positions of trust, among others as board director the leading intellectual property firm AWA and the global digital marketplace for the construction industry BIMobject.


Mr. Lindfors holds a PhD in Industrial Economics and Organisation from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and a MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, USA. He has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering at Stanford University.

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