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Björn O. Nilsson new chairman of Process IT Innovations

Published: 1 September 2020

The County Governor of Norrbotten, Björn O. Nilsson, is new chairman of Process IT Innovations. He looks forward to promoting the innovative power of the basic industry in the region.

Björn O. Nilsson is an honorary doctor and biochemist and has an impressive career behind him. Among other things, as CEO of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and as chairman of the Swedish Athletic Association. Since 2018, he is county governor of Norrbotten.

– This is an exciting assignment. Process IT Innovations has created an important network with researchers and solution providers. This is what companies in the basic industry need as they face the IT and automation challenges of the future. I look forward to promoting the power of innovation in our region together with the board and employees, says Björn O. Nilsson.

– We welcome chairman Björn O. Nilsson, who has extensive knowledge and experience in research, innovation and collaboration. The purpose of Process IT Innovation is to strengthen the international competitiveness of regional IT and supplier companies. But also to establish a leading European research and development center in the field of automation. Here, I really believe that Björn's experience will be useful, says Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor of Luleå University of Technology.

– Process IT Innovations creates close collaborations between research and companies and is an important driving force in the development of society. I am convinced that Björn with his background will contribute strongly to the development in our region. As an honorary doctor at our Faculty of Science and Technology, Björn has a good connection to Västerbotten and Umeå, says Hans Adolfsson, Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University.

Björn O. Nilsson succeeds Magdalena Andersson, Governor of Västerbotten County.