Internationally the Academy’s purpose is to promote Swedish competitiveness and at the same time sustainable development. This is done by representing Sweden in assemblies with other engineering and technological sciences academies, making sure that Swedish expertise has global reach in international debate and public policy projects.


Professor Ann-Christine Albertsson (Div. IV) served as chair of SAPEA’s working group for 'Biodegradability of Plastics in the Open Environment Science'.  

Professor Filip Johnsson (Div. II) has been selected as a member of the working group for “A Systematic Approach to Energy in Europe”

John Hassler (Div. IX) served as an expert to the Chief Scientific Advisors, working on the “Scientific Opinion on Pandemics”


Vice Presidency (Tuula Teeri, president of IVA)

Pontus Johnson (Div. II) is the co-chair (Europe) of the US-EU programme “Frontiers of Engineering” 2019–2021

Jan Gulliksen and Fredrik Heintz (Div. XII) are involved in a Euro-CASE preliminary study “The Future of Work”

Through Elin Elliot (Head of International Affairs), IVA is helping to develop a model for academy exchange, this time on the theme of “Early Career Professionals”

Margareta Bergendahl Norell (Div. I) was appointed by Euro-CASE to review the “Engineering Education” report.

Anna Dreber Almenberg (Div. IX) is participating in the “Scientific Communication” initiative


Johan Kuylenstierna, (Div. VIII) is representing IVA in the CAETS “Sustainable Development” working group

Mohammed Homman (Business Executives Council) contributed to the CAETS “Covid-19 Special Committee”

Lennart Fredenberg, (Div. I) and Ulla Sandborgh (Div. II) have contributed to the CAETS global overview of “Solutions for High Level Penetration of Intermittent Renewable Energy”

Lennart Fredenberg, (Div. I) is a member of the CAETS Energy Committee

Ann-Louise Johansson (Div. VII) was a speaker at the CAETS “Smart Cities” annual conference

Gösta Lemne, (Div. XII) is leading efforts to start an informal cyber security network


Göran Grimvall (Div. VII) was involved in a comparative study of the place of engineering on curriculums in European school systems. This is a programme of the National Acadmy of Technologies of France, NATF.

Lennart Bergström (Div. IV), Sophia Hober (Div. VII) and Anna Sandström (Div. VII) participated the work at the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) focusing on engineering challenges related to Covid-19

Birgitta Resvik (Div. II) has contributed as an expert in the RAEng’s “Policy Fellowship Programme” with other Swedish heating systems experts, all nominated by IVA.


Lennart Bergström (Div. VII) participated as a speaker at “The Evolution of STEM Research Culture 2020”, New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)

Patrik Fältström (Div. XII) participated in the ICC’s round table with participants from the European Commission on the theme of “EU Digital Services Act”. Katarina Mellström represents IVA within the International Chamber of Commerce, ICC.

Lars Hultman (Div. V) and Elin Elliot (Head of International Affairs) represent IVA on the Board of the Sweden-Japan Foundation.

Contact information

Elin Elliot
Head of International Affairs
Phone +46 8-791 29 28