EEO - External Engagement Office

EEO provides guidance and support for setting up and managing industry collaborations, including contracting, intellectual property rights, impact and other related questions.

Head of EEO

Richard Cowburn leads a team of highly qualified staff who support partnering with industry and other actors. 

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Richard Cowburn

Head of External Engagement Office (EEO)

Industry collaboration

We work to create new opportunities for researchers for partnerships with industry and other external organisations. We also provide support in setting up and managing long-term structured partnerships.

Web page: Industry-academia collaborations

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Fadwa Benkessou

Alliance Manager
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Cecilia Aulin

Alliance Manager / Affiliated
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Ferdinand Xiankeng Choong

Industry Collaboration Advisor

Research contracts

We provide advice and support in the early stages of the contracting process for partnerships.

Web page: Support for research contracts

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Håkan Karlsson

Contract process coordinator

Impact support

We provide inspirational activities and support to help researchers achieve impact and use of their knowledge assets as well as and how their research can address United Nations Agenda 2030 goals.

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Kerstin Lundin

Specialist, Project leader

Intellectual property for funding and collaboration

We support researchers in working with Intellectual Property from the perspectives of research financing and collaboration.

Web page: Intellectual property

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Fernando Farieta

European Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property (IP) Expert

KI Career Service

We work to educate and advise doctoral students and researchers for a future career inside and outside academia. We organize a doctoral course and a financed internship program for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. We offer an extensive program of seminars, workshops, lectures and online support. 


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Ana Oliveira Osorio

Coordinator, supports postdocs and researchers
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Vladimir Pabón-Martínez

Coordinator, support to doctoral students

EIT Health

Together with KI's researchers, we take operational and strategic initiatives for new projects in education, innovation and business development for the benefit of health care. 

Web page: EIT Health at KI