Johnny Högberg new CEO of Flemingsberg Science

On 1st November, Johnny Högberg will take over as Chief Executive Officer of the Flemingsberg Science Foundation.

The Foundation’s task is to develop southern Stockholm where clinical care and research are already strongly established with world-leading Karolinska University Hospital, the Karolinska Institute, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Södertörn University and several other academies. Flemingsberg Science will contribute to making the Stockholm region one of the five leading Life Science regions in the world.

Johnny Högberg comes from Skellefteå Science City, where he was CEO, and replaces Björn Varnestig, who is giving up his post as CEO in connection with his 65th birthday.

“I am really looking forward to taking on the role of CEO of Flemingsberg Science. The Stockholm region is a strong area of growth in Europe with high ambitions for Life Science in particular. The fact that the region has the stated goal of attracting the EU’s new Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) is one of several examples of how these ambitions are expressed in practice,” says Johnny Högberg, incoming CEO of Flemingsberg Science.

The foundation’s Chair, Financial Region Councillor Irene Svenonius (M), is pleased with the recruitment of the new CEO.

“We want to improve conditions for growth and development in Flemingsberg and the surrounding area. This will take place in a broad collaboration between the academies, municipalities and the regional authority, with both healthcare and expanded public transport. To achieve our high goals of attracting new companies, EU authorities, headquarters, investments and research, we need people with Johnny’s experience and knowledge,” says Irene Svenonius.

Test your business idea: Flemingsberg Science Award Startup open for applications

STARTUP is a competition for startups with a clear connection to Flemingsberg, either as students, residents or otherwise active in the area. All ideas are welcome to participate in STARTUP as long as you compete with your own idea and the turnover and external equity is below SEK 1,000,000 at the time you submit to the competition. After that, we of course welcome you to continue working with the business idea, sales and any investments.

Wrapping up a really positive year

In January 2022, the Flemingsberg Science Foundation adopted its new strategic plan for 2025 with the goals of making Flemingsberg the first choice for doing business in southern Stockholm, that Flemingsberg offers an internationally competitive innovation environment, and that Flemingsberg offers a testbed for societal challenges.

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