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About Stockholm Science City Foundation

We are an active and helpful expert organization that facilitate knowledge transfer and growth. We strengthen relations and increase collaborations between academia, industry and society to support the development of Stockholm as an attractive place for research and entrepreneurship. Our ambition is to create benefit for society and strengthen Stockholm’s competitiveness in the area of life sciences.

Our organization is a non-profit foundation that was founded in 1990. Since 2009 we aim to develop the urban district of Hagastaden with nearby surroundings to a world leading centre for life sciences. This work is carried out together with all stakeholders with interests in Hagastaden. As an expert organisation, we have broad networks in academia, industry, healthcare and other parts of the public sector.

Our founders are Karolinska Institutet (KI), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm University (SU), Stockholm School of Economics and the private foundations Göran Gustafsson’s foundation, Axel & Margaret Ax-son Johnson’s foundation and Kjell & Märta Beijer’s foundation. 

Today we are financed by KI, KTH, SU, City of Stockholm, City of Solna and Region Stockholm Assembly. Our founders and financial contributors forms a strong base for long-term commitment in the development of a strong environment for research and innovation.

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Cecilia Schelin Seidegård

Board members from university

Karin Dahlman-Wright
Professor, Karolinska Institutet

Jan-Olov Höög (deputy)
Professor, Karolinska Institutet

Mikael Östling
Deputy President and Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Mathias Uhlén (deputy)
Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Stefan Nordlund
Professor, Stockholm University

Åsa Borin (deputy)
Planning Director, Stockholm University

Board members from the public sector

Staffan Ingvarsson,
CEO, Stockholm Business Region

Gunnar Björkman (deputy)
Director of Innovation, City of Stockholm

Kristina Tidestav
Chief Executive Officer, City of Solna

Åsa Bergström
Head of economic development; City of Solna

Jan Andersson (deputy)
Director Research and innovation, Region Stockholm Assembly

Daniel Forslund
Chairman of the Innovation and Development CommitteeRegion Stockholm Assembly

Board members from the private sector

Peter Elmlund
Director of Urban City Research and Future of Places at Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation

Ingrid Leffler
Museum Director, Spritmuseum, representing Göran Gustafsson's Foundation

Camilla Klint (co-opt)
Chairman of the Board, Hagastaden Property Developers, Region Manager, Atrium Ljungberg