About the Steering Group

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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) establishes the basic principles of federal innovation policy and fosters bilateral and multilateral innovation co-operations. It is also responsible for assessing the innovation promotion activities of the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). SERI is part of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (FDEA).

Dr. Andreas Gut +41 31 322 11 07, andreas.gut@sbfi.admin.ch
Dr. des. Friederike Rass: +41 58 460 58 93,friederike-dorothea.rass@sbfi.admin.ch
Ms. Colette John Grant, +41 58 464 91 43, colette.john@sbfi.admin.ch


VINNOVA is The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems. We strengthen Sweden's innovativeness, aiding sustainable growth and benefiting society. VINNOVA invests around SEK 2 billion per year and has about 200 employees, working from offices in Stockholm and Brussels. We promote collaborations between companies, universities, research institutes and the public sector. VINNOVA is working under the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications and acts as the national contact agency for the EU Framework Program for R&D.
Mr. Tero Stjernstoft, +46 8 473 32 96, tero.stjernstoft@Vinnova.se

Business Sweden

Business Sweden was founded in 1972 with the assignment to make it easier for Swedish companies to grow internationally. It is jointly owned by the Swedish Government and the Swedish Industry, a dual ownership that provides access at all levels throughout the world. 

Business Sweden has a strong presence with offices in 60 countries worldwide.

Business Sweden works closely with trade associations, embassies, consulates and chambers of commerce around the world. It also cooperates with local industry, authorities, universities etc. on the local markets.

Ms. Maja Zoric, +43 1 402 35 15 23, maja.zoric@business-sweden.se
Ms. Ulrika Hallström, +43 699 123 515 30, maja.zoric@business-sweden.se


Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defence to civil security. With operations on every continent, Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.

Its most important markets today are Europe, South Africa, Australia and the US. Saab has around 13,000 employees. Annual sales amount to around SEK 24 billion. Sweden has historically had an innovative business sector where Saab is one of a number of key players. Saab has long been one of the country's most engineering and innovation focused companies, where around 20 per cent of sales are reinvested in research and development.

Dr. Magnus Ahlström, +46 13 18 59 56, magnus.ahlstrom@saabgroup.com 
Mr. Anders  Johansson, +46 8 463 02 78, anders.a.johansson@saabgroup.com