Pär Johansson is Chief Strategy Officer at LTU Business AB, a business development company in northern Sweden with headquarters in Luleå, founded in 1983.
The main business focuses on commissioned education, business development for small and medium-sized companies and the commercialization of research from Luleå University. Pär is is an expert in the development of commercialization strategies for technologies, companies and regional innovation eco-systems. As a commercialization strategist and innovation management expert, Pär gets regularly hired to speak to groups of executives, director and senior administrators on the topic of innovation management.
Prior to joining LTU Business, Pär was International Senior Project Manager for Volvo Aero in Europe's largest aviation development project in close collaboration with Airbus, Rolls-Royce and 57 other industry partners. Pär has also a long experience of strategy development and execution in several start-ups where he at multiple occasions been co-founder in combination with CEO or CSO. He has a record of successful strategic B2B sales execution from more than 15 European countries.
Pär has also gathered repeated awards for his contributions as mentor for several start-ups in northern Sweden.
In parallel with his industry and startup experience Pär has been gathered research knowledge for more than 15 years. In 1998 he was awarded the title of Lic Tech from Luleå University of Technology and since then he has been taking PhD courses at LTU, Stanford and KTH.
What is it that really drives me?
I'm always driven by great business ideas and new business models - no matter the application area. I'm also a person who enjoys meeting new people - and that in combination with new 'impossible' missions is something that I really find positively challenging.