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Pia Sandvik, EIT Governing Board Member

EU Women Innovators Prize Finalists Announcement

Associate professor Pia Sandvik is since 2016 the CEO of Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). Sandvik has a doctorate degree in quality technology from Linköping University and has been in executive and leading positions in academia, industry and the public sector for over 20 years. Ms Sandvik was Vice-Chancellor of Luleå University of Technology, and CEO of a financial company in banking and insurance. In 2015-2016, Ms. Sandvik was one of four members in the Advisory Board to the Prime Minister regarding the Swedish Strategy for Smart Industry. She has a wide experience as chairman and board member in both public and private sector, currently as Chairman of the board of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, board member of ALMI who offers financing, venture capital and business development to companies and of the limited tech company Prevas. She is fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).