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The Sweden-U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum

The Sweden - U.S. Entrepreneurial Forum 2005

October 12, 2005

Location: IVA's conference centre, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm


The objective of the Forum is to create economic opportunities for Sweden and the United States by bringing together entrepreneurs, government officials, capital and academic communities from both countries in order to foster an exchange of ideas particularly regarding two issues: academic entrepreneurship and internationalization.

The 2005 Forum follows the highly successful 2004 Forum. The 2004 Forum was broadbased with four panels covering the fundamental topics for entrepreneurship: entrepreneurial training, capital formation, legal and regulatory infrastructure, and innovation. The 2004 Forum gathered over 120 participants with 16 panelists from Sweden and the United States.

Organizers: ESBRI, Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications and U.S. Department of Commerce.
Mainpartners: ITPS, NUTEK and VINNOVA
Partners: IVA and SACO.

Co-Chair: Magnus Aronsson, Managing director, ESBRI
Co-Chair: Randy Mitchell, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce


Programme

9.00-9.20 Welcoming address
1. Honorable Teel Bivins, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
2. Eva Agevik, Director, Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications

9.20-10.10 Panel: The New ABC for Universities: seed funding, spin-offs, ROI…
1. Jane Walerud, Serial entrepreneur and business angel
2. Lars Wärngård, Director, Vinnova, Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems
3. Staffan Larsson, Director, NUTEK, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth.
4. Jonathan Ortmans, President, Public Forum Institute

10.10-10.40 Coffee break

10.40-11.10 Dialogue on The New ABC for Universities

11.10-11.50 Moving Towards the Entrepreneurial University in a Global World
Speaker: Professor Anders Flodström, President, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

11.50-13.00 Lunch

13.00-13.50 Panel: To Go or Not to Go (Global): There is No Question!
1. Dev Ganesan, President and CEO, Intelliworks, INC.
2. Lars Mattila, Analyst, Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies, ITPS.
3. Beth Topolovsky, COO, i3 Technology.
4. Hans Otterling, Vice Chairman, StreamServe INC

13.50-14.20 Dialogue on To Go or Not to Go Global

14.20-15.00 Before afternoon coffee speaker with Q&A
Sven Eric Söder, State Secretary, Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.10 Doing Business in Sweden and the U.S.
Speaker: Anders Harrysson, Vice President Central & Northern Europe, Sun Microsystems GSO.

16.10-16.40 Concluding remarks.

16.40-17.40 Reception and networking


For more information, please contact Magnus Aronsson - magnus.aronsson@esbri.se or 08-458 78 01

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