Henric Johnson

Science Counselor Henric Johnson, Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter and the laureates.

Celebrations of the 2019 American Nobel Laureates

It has become somewhat of a yearly tradition that the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. welcomes the American Nobel laureates to House of Sweden for a Nobel symposium and gala dinner. This day is dedicated to celebrating the laureates who have...
Dr. Tuula Teeri, president of IVA
Dr. Tuula Teeri, president of IVA

Sweden’s youngest centenarian – IVA 100 years

This year, we celebrate the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ (IVA) first 100 years. Founded in 1919, IVA is the second youngest royal academy in Sweden, and nonetheless one of the oldest engineering sciences academies in the world....
Source: Blekinge Tekiska Högskola (BTH), Medieteknik med estetik och teknik, 2019

Liberal arts – Technology married with the humanities

When Apple launched its iPad 2 in Silicon Valley in 2011, Steve Jobs stated that “it is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results...
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announcing the AITO within DOE. Source: US Department of Energy 2019
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announcing the AITO within DOE. Source: US Department of Energy 2019

The next step for US Artificial Intelligence

On September 6, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the establishment of an Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) within the Department of Energy (DOE). The purpose of AITO is to better coordinate the AI work within the...
Science Village vision
ScienceVillage Vision. Image: COBE.

Growing Big Science in a Small Country

The US has over the years build large scale research infrastructure, which has been important for several scientific breakthrough results. Sweden is now also a Big Science facility country in collaboration with several European and global actors....

A Place for Nordic Innovation in Silicon Valley

The Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley is a collaboration between several Nordic state organizations. It has been around since 2014 when it started as a joint Nordic project between Innovation Norway, Vinnova, Business Finland, Innovation...