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Drive Sweden is a Strategic Innovation Program launched by the Swedish government. The program is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish Research Council Formas and Sweden’s innovation agency VINNOVA. Lindholmen Science Park is the host for the program.


Drive Sweden drives the evolution towards a transportation system based on automation, digitization and servification; which creates a sustainable society and strengthens Swedish industry.


  • Drive Sweden has a holistic perspective on vehicle automation and works in close cooperation between government, industry and academia
  • Drive Sweden assures world-class projects and competence
  • Drive Sweden has a clear coordinating role for national activities and a comprehensive overview of all relevant projects, including international activities
  • Drive Sweden cooperates with all stakeholders to prepare for the next generation mobility (incl. financing, legal framework, integrity, safety and technology)

Program Board

Drive Sweden is governed by the program board that was elected at the Annual Meeting on January 27, 2016.

  • Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd (Chairwoman)
  • Agneta Wargsjö, Swedish Transport Administration
  • Gerhard Wennerström, Samtrafiken
  • Jacob Gramenius, Swedish Transport Agency
  • Jan Thörnqvist, Saab
  • Karl-Henrik Johansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Mattias Lundberg, City of Stockholm
  • Niklas Gustavsson, Volvo Group
  • Niklas Wahlberg, Lindholmen Science Park
  • Orvar Hurtig, Ericsson
  • Tord Hermansson, Volvo Cars
  • Urban Karlström, Forum for transportinnovation

Program Office

The day-to-day program operations are performed by the Program Office, led by Program Director with support from assigned individuals from member organizations.

  • Jan Hellåker, Lindholmen Science Park (Program Director)
  • Hamid Zarghampour, The Swedish Transport Administration
  • Filip Kjellgren, Forum for transportinnovation
  • Stefan Myhrberg, Ericsson
  • Anders Berger, Volvo Group
  • Marcus Rothoff, Volvo Cars
  • Gunnar Tornmalm, Scania
  • Anna Svensson, The City of Gothenburg
  • Åke Lindström, Kista Science City
  • Kent-Eric Lång, Viktoria Swedish ICT
  • Anna Nilsson-Ehle, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Marcel Kroeze, Nobina

Round Tables

Starting in 2016, four Round Tables will be organized to gather stakeholders separately in four different domains, and chaired by members of the Project office.

  • Users – Åke Lindström, Kista Science City
  • City/State – Anna Svensson, The City of Gothenburg
  • Systems – Hamid Zarghampour, The Swedish Transport Administration
  • Technology – Stefan Myhrberg, Ericsson