Prof Anders Flodström
Vice-Chairman, EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), Professor in Physics, the KTH (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), Former University Chancellor, Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (1 August 2007 - 30 June 2010).
Professor Flodström started his career as member of research staff in Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He has been the Secretary General of the Swedish Research Council for Engineering Sciences and President at Linköping University (LiU), Sweden. He was President of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm until July 2007, when he was appointed University Chancellor for Swedish universities. He is member of the Swedish Academy for the Engineering Sciences (IVA). He is also honorary doctor at Riga Technical University in Latvia, honorary doctor of Helsinki Technical University (TKK) and honorary professor in Dalian University of Technology in China.
He is a member of the advisory board of Karlsruhe Technical Institute (KIT) and a former Chairman of CLUSTER and Baltech, a network of technical universities around the Baltic Sea. He has also been guest researcher at HASYLAB/DESY in Hamburg, Germany as well as in National Bureau of Standards (NBS) in Gaithersburg, USA.
Prof Flodström spoke about Defining scientific leadership in Session A1: SCIENTIFIC LEADERSHIP Equally valuing talent of women and men and about Effective Knowledge Transfer in Plenary Session: Policy for creating a gender and socially responsive science and innovation environment at the Gender Summit 1 Europe (GS1Eu).