Spinverse operations in Sweden strengthen with new Managing Director
Since the opening of the Stockholm office back in May 2016, operations and the team of experts have grown steadily, resulting in the recent move of the office to the expanding KTH Campus. The office location is right in the heart of Stockholm’s innovative start-up hub, near the new Ri.SE institute and the STING-THING Incubator. Furthermore, the Swedish office welcomes its new Managing Director, Thorbjörn “Toby” Ebefors to head the operations. Another recent addition to the team in Sweden is Senior Project Manager, Marcus Grünerwald. Up until now, Senior Consultant Lisse-Lotte Hermansson and Project Manager Laura Silvennoinen have been catering to the needs of the Swedish market,
Toby Ebefors is an innovation and IPR expert as well as an experienced industrial Senior Vice President with a broad range of international technology strategy projects. He has in-depth experience from VC and private-public fundraising, due diligences and MEMS BU set-up. His entrepreneurial experience has grown from the MEMS and Semiconductor industry developed for over 20 years working with the global leading high-tech companies. Prior to joining Spinverse, Toby had exciting 17 years at global leader MEMS foundry company SILEX Microsystems that he founded together with five co-founders.
“Joining Spinverse AB is an exciting opportunity for me and I aim ready to build new client relationships in Sweden and together with the team we will provide services in innovation and strategy as well as EU project management. We work closely together with the headquarter in Finland to bring competitive advantage to our clients.” comments Toby Ebefors.
Senior Project Manager Marcus Grünerwald brings to the team almost 10 years of experience from public funding and innovation development. At Spinverse his focus is on development and commercialisation of innovations. He has a proven track-record in proposal development and proposal writing, successfully targeting Swedish and EU funding programs such as Vinnova, Energimyndigheten, FP7, Horizon 2020, LIFE etc. Marcus has supported clients in creating and financing innovation projects, identifying interesting areas for funding and matching them to suitable funding options.
“Our operations in Sweden have taken off the ground at great speed and this was the right moment to take on board Toby as Managing Director for our subsidiary in Sweden. With his innovation background and strong entrepreneurial experience, Toby is the right person to lead the team in Sweden” comments Laura Koponen, Managing Director of Spinverse Innovation Management, who has until now steered the operations in Sweden.