Fredrik Hörstedt

Fredrik Hörstedt

Fredrik Hörstedt is Vice President for utilisation and collaboration with business and the surrounding society at Chalmers University of Technology. He holds the overall responsibility for Chalmers' innovation ecosystem including venture creation, research institutes, innovation advisors and science parks. He holds the overall responsibility for Chalmers’ interfaces towards business, public authorities and politics at the local, regional, national and international levels.

He holds the responsibility of sustainable development among the vice presidents. He is the chair of the board directors of Chalmers Professional Education and is overall responsible for Chalmers’ engagements in the European Institute of Technology’ KIC-programs at Chalmers. He serves as a board member of Chalmers Innovation and Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund. He is a member of the election committees of Johanneberg Science Park, Lindholmen Science Park, Sahlgrenska Science Park and Vinnova’s strategic innovation program SIO Grafen.

He is a member of the board of directors of EIT Manufacturing, a 450 MEUR program of the European Institute of Technology. He is a member of the expert group for collaboration at The Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions. He is a member of the board of directors of the Testbädd Göteborg initiative by the City of Gothenburg, RISE, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. He is a member of the board of directors of KLOSS-net, the association of university vice presidents for utilisation and collaboration in Sweden, and a member of the board of directors of Connect Väst. He chairs the board of directors of Konsert Strategy & IP AB.

His previous roles includes Head of Innovation in the Graphene Flagship, a European Commission funded research project of 1 bEUR, during its ramp-up phase and lead the development of the innovation management approach now implemented. For three years he was a member of the Future Emerging Technologies Advisory Group, advising the European Commission on disruptive technologies and innovation. He was formerly the President and CEO of a research institute group and Managing Director Deputy of a professional development company.

He has 25 years of experience at the academy-industry interface. He holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Chalmers University of Technology.

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