About The Speaker
Thomas Arctaedius, PhD – Affiliated professor in entrepreneurship at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, focusing on entrepreneurship education and arts entrepreneurship. Now teaching Music entrepreneurship and developing collaborations and exchange between artistic research and the surrounding society.
Thomas is also an entrepreneur who has successfully built several companies, now CEO of digital design and innovation agency Ayond AB.
Previously Director of Enterprise and Industry Relations at University of Stockholm and CEO of Stockholm University Holding AB. Visiting Scholar at Stanford University during 2010.
Thomas was responsible for starting Stockholm University Innovation (incubator/business accelerator) and was part in the creation of an incubator at Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Thomas has worked extensively with social entrepreneurship and started the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Sweden’s first incubator for social innovations at Stockholm University in 2011. He also has many years’ experience working as a business advisor, with strong connections to the innovation system at policy level in Sweden, and to the investment community. He has significant experience both as an entrepreneur and a researcher.