Big Science Sweden is funded by Sweden’s largest and most important organisations for supporting and funding Swedish research and high-tech research and growth: Vinnova (Sweden’s Innovation Agency), The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket).

Management consortium

Big Science Sweden is led by a consortium comprising the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries (Teknikföretagen), the industrial development centre (Industrikluster IUC Syd), Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, Luleå University of Technology, Uppsala University, RISE, and Region Skåne.

The management consortium operates through a Steering Committee, supported by regional Advisory Boards.

Steering Committee

Kjell Möller (Chair) - Association of Swedish Engineering Industries

Patrik Carlsson (acting) • Chalmers University of Technology

Margaretha Andersson • Uppsala University

Viktoria Mattsson and Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck • Luleå University of Technology

Jan-Eric Ståhl • Faculty of Engineering, Lund University

Olof Sandberg and Anne Norén • RISE

Camilla Dahlin • IUC Syd

Karl Löfmark (acting) • Region Skåne

Natasa Pahlm (Observer) • Vinnova

Advisory boards

We have set up regional advisory boards, comprising people with unique and varied areas of expertise. Our node-based advisory boards are important strategic discussion partners and an important asset for Big Science Sweden.

Node South, Office in Lund and programme offices

Martin Stankovski • Project Manager and Development Strategist at Lund University (Chair)

Björn Åhlander • Legal adviser, Region South at the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries

Thomas Arnebrant • Pro-Dean, Faculty of Health and Society at Malmo University

Ulrika Geeraedts • Director of Regional Development at Region Skåne

Tomas Lundqvist • Senior Area Coordinator LSRI at RISE

Fredrik Melander • Head of R&D Relations at Science Village Scandinavia

Pia Kinhult • Head of Host States Relations at ESS

Magnus Larsson • Head of Industrial Relations at Max IV


Node East, Office in Uppsala

Margaretha Andersson • Head of Division at Research Support Division at Uppsala University

Linus Andersson • Advisor at ALMI Företagspartner, Uppsala

Erik Asplund • Business strategist at Region Uppsala

Leif Lyckebäck • Innovation and business advisor at RISE in Uppsala


Node North, Offices in Luleå and Kiruna

Per Erik Andersson • Innovation strategist at Region Norrbotten

Johan Eriksson • Head of Research in Process Metallurgy at Swerim

Tor Björn Minde • CEO at RISE ICE Datacenter

Pär Weihed • Vice-Chancellor, Luleå University of Technology