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AI Innovation of Sweden strengthens the management team with Daniel Gillblad

AI Innovation of Sweden strengthens its management team by recruiting Daniel Gillblad, head of AI research at RISE, as Co-Director - Scientific Vision on part-time. This is made possible through collaboration with RISE, which gives AI Innovation of Sweden additional expertise and the ability to accelerate the application of AI in Sweden.
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"I am very excited to step into AI Innovation of Sweden more officially. Now that we roll out the initiative nationally, it's important that we gather the experience from all partners and that we work together to gear up the development in Sweden", says Daniel Gillblad.

"By utilizing past experience, we can focus on the right things and ensure an increased attractiveness in the area, both in industry, society and recruitment - for the whole of Sweden.

As Co-Director - Scientific Vision, Daniel Gillblad will, together with Martin Svensson, Co-Director - Operations, drive the development of AI Innovation of Sweden and focus on accelerating AI-based research and development in both private and public sector.

-We have put a lot of energy into finding the right person and are very happy about the cooperation with RISE - this is another step towards the ambition to establish collaboration structures that strengthen Sweden. With Daniel's experience and deep knowledge in AI research, together with the broad collaboration platform AI Innovation of Sweden is becoming, we are taking a big step in the right direction, says Martin Svensson.

Daniel Gillblad took up the role on September 1, 2019 and will continue to be based in Stockholm.

About AI Innovation of Sweden
AI Innovation of Sweden is a national concentration of forces that accelerates innovation and research work for implementation of AI with the overall long-term goal of strengthening the competitive force of Swedish industry and Swedish welfare. By providing meeting places, networks, project resources, data and domain knowledge, AI Innovation of Sweden enables, initiates and drives projects within applied AI. AI Innovation of Sweden is financed by Vinnova and Region Västra Götaland and around forty partners from industry, the public sector, research institutions and academics.
The initiative is officially hosted by Lindholmen Science Park AB. Read more at
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
RISE is the Swedish Research Institute and innovation partner. In international collaboration with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the business community and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,700 employees support and promote all manner of innovative processes. RISE is an independent, state-owned research institute that offers unique expertise and about 100 testbeds and demonstration facilities, instrumental in future-proofing technologies, products and services.