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Stefan Vlachos
Department Head of the Centre for Innovation at Karolinska University Hospital


Stefan Vlachos, MBA and MSc; is Head of The Centre for Innovation at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm. Stefan is responsible for innovation management, including strategy, methods, portfolio and securing innovation partnerships with industry. Stefan has worked at Karolinska for seven years and in total more than 25 years’ experience from working in healthcare, IT/telecom and Media/entertainment and energy. Stefan is also a board member of the nonprofit organization Innovationsledarna (the Innovation Leaders) and is one of the world’s first Certified Innovation Managers according to ISO/IEC 170254.

Stefan has served as a board director at Cognimatics, CTO of Stockholm Globe Arena, and head of Mobile TV at MTG. His experiences include CEO-role, building and driving strategy-, business development-, innovation-, marketing, technological-, and product management efforts and organizations. Stefan has an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from Lund Institute of Technology.