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European Innovation Council

Lars   Frølund

EIC Board Member, Member of the Expert group on design of EIC Marketplace and ‘Tech to Market’ activities

Lars Frolund


Special Advisor for Innovation, NATO  

He is Special Advisor for Innovation at NATO. Formerly he was a Visiting Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Research Director at MIT Innovation Initiative. 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, was the Chair of the international Expert Group on Strengthening the Management of the Enhanced European Innovation Council Pilot, and a Fulbright Scholar at MIT in 2016-17.