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RISE research council

RISE Research Council was established in 2016 with the aim of ensuring the industry commitment and influence over RISE's research focus and strategy. The background is that, during the consolidation of RISE AB, the parties (RISE and the former industrial owners) made an influence agreement as compensation for various shareholder contracts that previously existed.

The Research Council's responsibility and main tasks are to guide the RISE board on cross-functional investment projects and the distribution of strategic competence funds. The Council shall also guide RISE on strategic issues concerning research orientation and priority issues for the industry, as well as provide advice on, and management of, certain research issues.

Members of RISE research council 2020:

  • Mikael Dahlgren (Chairman), Head of ABB Corporate Research Sweden, ABB
  • Magnus Björsne, CEO, AstraZeneca BioVentureHub
  • Wictoria Bondesson, Expert education and research, LRF
  • Mats Fägerhag, CEO, CEVT
  • Pasi Kangas, VP Technology, Sandvik
  • Per Kristensson, Professor, Karlstad University
  • Torbjörn Lundahl, Research Director, Ericsson
  • Michael Persson, Innovation Manager, Nouryon
  • Andreas Regnell, SVP Strategic Development, Vattenfall
  • Agneta Wargsjö, Chief Strategist, Trafikverket
  • Magnus Wikström, EVP Innovation, BillerudKorsnäs
  • Jan Hjelmgren, SVP Powertrain Engineering, Volvo Group
  • Håkan Herbertsson, Director Manufacturing Strategy, Husqvarna
  • Cecilia Katzeff, Docent KTH, KTH
  • Roger Johanson, Managing Partner, Carneo Alternative Solutions
  • Pär-Johan Lööf, Innovation Project Manager, Corporate R&D Lantmännen
  • Peter Johansson, Director R&D policy, Teknikföretagen
  • Anita Aspegren, CEO, IQ Samhällsbyggnad
  • Henrik Gunnerling, Purchasing Development Manager, IKEA
  • Katarina Björklund, VP Group Strategy, SAAB
  • Lars Henrik Jörnving, VP & Head of Global Industrial Development, Scania