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Johannes Dyring, Director Industry Liaison Office, University of Saskatchewan to speak at Arctic Frontiers Science 2017

News   •   Jan 05, 2017 10:31 CET

We are very pleased that Johannes Dyring,Director Industry Liaison Office at the University of Saskatchewan will speak at Arctic Frontiers Science 2017. In 2015, the University of Saskatchewan (UofS) recruited Mr Dyring as Managing Director, Industry Liaison Office (ILO) to develop and strengthen its innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation capacity. The ILO manages all intellectual property matters at the UofS and is responsible for the translation from research results to products and services. The ILO currently ranks second in Canada in licensing income.

Mr Dyring is establishing and implementing a new vision and strategy for innovation at the UofS as well as capacity building, operational and organisational development. Fundamental pillars of the new vision and strategy are an entrepreneurial mind-set and approach as well as maximising impact and value creation for society and industry.

He co-founded and served as CEO of several high-tech and services companies and organisations in various fields before joining SLU Holding AB (Inc.) the commercial subsidiary of SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, as CEO. SLU is a renowned, research intensive university with a mission to develop the understanding, sustainable use, and management of biological natural resources. SLU’s research ranges from environmental monitoring, climate changes, rural development, animal and human health to biotechnology and functional genomics.

Based on his experience from developing and managing organisations and high-tech businesses, Mr Dyring established a successful innovation system at SLU. SLU Holding AB (Inc.) developed both advanced support services for researchers and innovators and an investment portfolio of high potential growth companies. He also served as chairman and board member for several research-based spin-off companies as well as the research institute JTI, the Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering.

In 2013, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry elected him as an International Fellow ”for his contribution to the development of the ’green economy’ through purposeful efforts with innovations, entrepreneurship and commercialisation of research results.”

Johannes Dyring received his PhD in nuclear particle physics from Uppsala University, Sweden, and complemented his education with executive management courses from Harvard Business School, Rotman School of Management and others. 

The dates for Arctic Frontiers 2017 are 22 - 27 January

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