The mentors who will get researchers to commercialise their research results

A group of qualified researchers at selected universities are accepted into Mentor4Research. The program is open for researchers in all areas including for instance natural sciences, life sciences, technology, social sciences and humanities. The business-oriented mentors have a successful background from industry and good relevant business networks. They are handpicked based on the needs and the situation of each accepted researcher. Here you can read about the group of 2014 mentors.


Bill Brox
CEO at Bill Brox AB. Has more than 25 years of experience as manager in the research institute sector with a special focus on technology transfer; from research to business.

Claes Grunewald
Senior Consultant Project Manager at Ramböll Sverige. Has over 40 years experience in Client Representatives, Partnering, Project Leadership, Project Management, construction management, inspection and economics assignments in building projects.

Charlotta Gummeson
Investment Manager Ami Invest AB. Has over 20 years’ experience of marketing, sales, organization- and business development in pharmaceuticals, med tech, health care and e-health.

Thomas Nortoft
Consultant, Styrelsepartner Nortoft AB. 40 years of business experience from international companies. Positions such as CEO, Business area manager, Manager Business development , Board Member

Bonna Odd
Line manager, Volvo Group Telematics. Has over 10 years of experience working with automotive telematics aka “connected vehicles” in various positions: IT Architect, Project Manager and Line manager

Petra Palmgren Lindwall
CEO/Founder of Palmgren Lindwall Affärsstrategi and Growth Academy and CEO of investment fund Västmanlandsfonden (publ). 30 years of business development, intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship in Sweden and abroad in well known large companies as well as start up companies.

Olle Stenberg
Board Member CEO and Private Investor in High Tech Start Ups
More than 30 years of experience from innovations, Academic research, industrial R&D, and venture creations.

Johan Westling
Managing partner at Advisure, AB. Early entrepreneur in the IT field. More than 10 years experience as managing consultant and trusted advisor to


Torbjörn Andersson
Has a long experience from med tech industry at executive posittions internationally. Today, working as an independent advisor towards start-up and small (growing) companies within med tech.

Dan Edwall
Dentist with a long and broad experience from the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical area. Today responsible for R&D at GreenLeaf Meidical AB.

Bo Hammarlund
Well merited physicist with broad experience from start-up to exit in high tech companies within Life Science, among other areas.

Anders Hansen
Holds a specialist exam in psychiatry as well as economist exam from Handelshögskolan, along with long experience from corporate business and journalist assigments within economics at several medias.

Gunnar Säll
Serial entrepreneur and investor whitin Life Science, with many years experience.

Ulf Söderberg
Serial entrepreneur and icon within nutraceutical business. Actor behind for instance the Bringwell company. Today focusing on the area of stress management and prevention.

Neil Yman
Has over a decade of experience from the pharmaceutical industry. Mainly sales and marketing within Cardiovascular diseases and oncology. Today responsible for early stage products within oncology at Glaxo Smith-Kline.


Torbjörn Andersson
Venture Partner at Phoenix Business Partner.

Torbjörn Bjerke
CEO at Karolinska Development AB. Long experience in LIfe Science industry.

Jamie Ferguson
Technology Transfer Team Leader, Isis Innovation Ltd, the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford

Sven Hammar
CEO Apica , Entrepreneur with several successful startups.

Jeppe Magnusson
Partner in ISEA, Industry Senior Advisors and active in a number of start-ups within Life Science. Various board assignments in both public- and unlisted companies.
Previously, 30 years of industrial experience from executive positions in international corporations such as Nobel Industries, Union Carbide, Mölnlycke,SCA and Nobel Biocare.

Mercedes De Miranda
Mercedes de Miranda (MBA, BSc) has a general management background with strong experience in business development and finance and is used to working in international settings. Her work experience varies from consulting at McKinsey & Co, business development at Endemol Entertainment, financial director in a large child care organization to managing a social venture start-up and she has held several board positions. She is currently on the faculty of THNK, the Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership.

David Sonnek
Head of SEB Venture Capital. Started his career as entrepreneur in programming and datacom. 25 years of experience in telecommunications, marketing and Venture Capital Investments. PhD in experimental atomic physics and adjunct professor in Finance at KTH.

Gunnar Tysk
Long experience of entrepreneurship, technology development and industrialization. Especially with specialization in power electronics for vehicles. Co-founder of companies in the automotive and cleantech sector.

Magnus Öhman
Extensive experience in medical technology, including Managing Director and R & D manager at St. Jude Medical. Now working as a management consultant in change management, business development and technology management.

Ove Öhman
Originally physicist who mainly worked on the development of products in diagnostics. Has founded three companies in the area.


Alfredéen Uno
Entrepreneur and investor with long experience

Mårten Armgarth
Head of Department at Swedish Defence Research Agency. Has more than 30 years experience of High-tec spin-offs and research institutes.

Emma Campbell
Ecological economist. Previously business developer and project manager at Cleantech Östergötland. Experience in environment and climate strategies.

Åsa Detterfelt
Mindroad AB

Matin D Mileros
Vice CEO at OBOE IPR AB and broad background within research projects, start-ups and commercialization.

Berndt Johansson
Management Consultant, Franman, Long experience of company- and business development from industries such as building, franchising (retail/craftsman services), energy, forest and IT. Held sevreral positions as CEO, Market Manager, Business developer, board member and so on. Vast international experience. Has a Master of Industrial Management and Engineering from Linköping Institute of Technology (1980)

Johan Kallblad
CEO Exsitec AB with more than 10 years experience in industrial sales, business development and general management. Primary focus is within software and processional services. Extensive experience in partner based business models and management of growing organisations.

Patrik Lindergren
CEO ChargeStorm AB

Tomas Mora-Morrison
CEO Gambio

Torbjörn Norberg
PhD, with a background in microbiology and molecular biology has worked in the Biotech and Diagnostics industry for 20+ years. Experience includes start-ups and well establishes companies in Sweden and Italy.

Claes Post
Investment manager Life Science at ALMI INVEST, Reg Pharmacist, Docent at Uppsala university and Professor of Neuropharmacology at Linköpings university. Board Member in several life science companies. Claes has previously held senior positions at Astra and Pharmacia in Sweden and Italy, has been CEO of several Swedish pharmaceuticals and biotech companies. He has also been a partner in several Nordic VC funds with Life Science as specialization and director of life science companies.

Annelie Rosén
Senior executive with broad commercial experience from Sales, Project Management, Supply Chain and Product Development in various industries. Operations Director Elekta Neuroscience. Holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management


Göran Beijer
Management Consultant. Long experience from leading positions in the biotechnology and life science industry. Formerly CEO ONCOlog AB, NOLabs AB and executive positions in Tamro, Astra Zeneca and Pharmacia.

Björn Berg
Founder and Partner Protens AB. Experience of working internationally, as CEO, board member / president, R & D Manager, hardware development and business consulting in companies such as Amersham Biosciences, Animech and Åmic. Extensive experience as Mentor and Business Coach.

Stefan Berg
Executive Vice President, Head of R&D, Northern Light Pharmaceuticals AB. Over 20 years of industry experience in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. Previously Associate Director at AstraZeneca, responsible for Lead Identification and Lead Optimization.

Michael Camitz
Senior Advisor at Deloitte Consulting. Extensive experience as a management consultant with business and market development as the main focus. Clients primarily in the manufacturing and process industries, Healthcare, Retail, and various service companies. Worked in senior positions within Apoteket AB for 10 years.

Lars Dahlbom
Business Development, Advisor ICT at Uppsala Innovation Centre. Experience of development of IT companies and operational positions in the areas of sales, product development and marketing. Board experience, both as chairman and member.

Erik Forsberg
CEO Uppsala BIO. Associate Professor and holds a PhD in Medical Biochemistry. Background from academic research and from different positions in the life science industry, e.g. GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB and Gyros AB.

Simon Fredriksson
PhD, President & CEO, Olink Bioscience. Scientific Co-founder of Olink AB and joined the company as Chief Scientific Officer in 2007. Previously a staff scientist at Stanford University working on protein based cancer biomarker detection technologies and high throughput genomics tools.

Christina Frimodig
CEO STUNS. More than 30 years of experience from the diagnostic and biotechnology industry, mainly within management and international sales and marketing.
Extensive experience in strategic planning, international business, organizational changes and optimizing structures and businesses.

Peter Funning
General Manager Orion Diagnostica AB. Long experience in senior sales and marketing positions in life science including Nycomed, Novasan, Johnson & Johnson, Storz Ophthalmics and Fresenius Kabi.

Öjvind Norberg
Owner, Board and Management AB. Founder of Styrelseakademien. Extensive experience from senior management positions, board chairmanships and memberships in several Swedish enterprises, including Icehotel AB, Hexicon AB, Image Intelligence – IMINT AB, ProForesty AB.

Gunilla Osswald
CEO Bioarctic Neuroscience AB. Extensive experience in drug development from with a documented track record of project delivery from preclinical to regulatory submission and launch. Several years of management experience from Astra Zeneca.

Lena Söderström
CEO Senzime AB. More than 20 years of management experience in international pharmaceutical and medical device industry; extensive leadership experience from building high-performing international and national teams.

Pirkko Tamsen
Head of Uppsala University Innovation. Executive with extensive experience impacting corporate performance with the development and leadership of drug development companies and contract research organizations (CRO) within entrepreneurial and pharmaceutical industry environments.

Anita Tollstadius
CEO at ContextVision AB. Experience from management roles in global medical businesses and served as a Board Member within life science during her thirty-year career. Experience from the international medical device industry includes functions in general management, marketing, sales as well as product development at companies such as Pharmacia and Bactiguard.

Anders Ulfhjelm
Partner at Avanticon. More than 30 years’ experience in senior positions in the pharmaceutical, industrial and food processing industry and management of a strategy development consulting firm with growth and change in focus.

Mårten Winge
CEO Medical Vision AB. Extensive executive management experience in life science startups and growth companies. Co-founder and board seat holder.