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Lars   Frølund

EIC Board Member, Lecturer at MIT in the field of innovation ecosystems and deep tech ventures

Lars Frolund

Biography

Lecturer at MIT in the field of innovation ecosystems and deep tech ventures  

Until June 2022, he was a Special Advisor for Innovation at NATO HQ and responsible for establishing the Defense Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) and NATO’s One Billion EUR Innovation Fund – the world’s first multi-sovereign venture capital fund.

He focuses on the success factors for university-industry partnerships, fostering innovation ecosystems, and mission-driven research and innovation.

He is the co-editor of the book “Success Factors for University Partnerships” and “Developing Successful Strategic Partnerships with Universities” published by Sloan Management Review. He is on the board of the Danish Innovation Fund and was the Chair of the international Expert Group on Strengthening the Management of the Enhanced European Innovation Council Pilot.