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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.

Program Board

Drive Sweden is governed by the program board that was elected at the Annual Meeting on February 1, 2018.

  • Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd (ordförande)
  • Agneta Wargsjö, Trafikverket
  • Anna Anund, VTI
  • Gerhard Wennerström, Samtrafiken
  • Jacob Gramenius, Transportstyrelsen
  • Jenny Lindqvist, Ericsson - replaced by Charlotte Lundén, Ericsson
  • Karl-Henrik Johansson, KTH
  • Marianne Grauers, RISE - replaced by Eilert Johansson, RISE
  • Mattias Lundberg, Stockholms stad
  • Niklas Gustavsson, Volvo Group
  • Niklas Siljeblad, Hertz & Sunfleet
  • Niklas Wahlberg, Lindholmen Science Park
  • Tord Hermansson, Volvo Cars

Program Office

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

Autonomous Base Camp 
The ABC function has been established within the framework of the Drive Sweden program office to pave the way for the market breakthrough of self-driving vehicles for shorter transportation needs.

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  • Anna Pernestål Brenden

    KTH - Sub-program, Test Site Stockholm

    pernestal [at] kth [dot] se
  • Astrid Linder

    VTI - EU coordination

    astrid [dot] linder [at] vti [dot] se
  • Eric Lundh

    Scania - Sub-program, Society

  • Eric Wallgren


    eric [dot] wallgren [at] vinnova [dot] se
  • Filip Kjellgren

    Forum för transportinnovation


    filip [dot] kjellgren [at] vinnova [dot] se
  • Fredrik von Corswant

    Sub-program, Test Site Automated Highway


    fredrik [dot] von [dot] corswant [at] chalmers [dot] se
  • Hamid Zarghampour

    The Swedish Transport Administration - Round Table, Transportation Systems

    hamid [dot] zarghampour [at] trafikverket [dot] se
  • Jan Hellåker

    Program Director

    jan [dot] hellaker [at] lindholmen [dot] se
  • Kent Eric Lång

    RISE Viktoria - Sub-program, Test Site Gothenburg

    kent-eric [dot] lang [at] ri [dot] se
  • Mats Lundin

    Volvo Cars - Open Calls


    mats [dot] lundin [at] volvocars [dot] com
  • Stefan Myhrberg

    Ericsson - Sub-program, Mobility Systems & Services

    stefan [dot] myhrberg [at] ericsson [dot] com
  • Suzanne Andersson

    Trafikkontoret Göteborg - Round Table, Cities

    suzanne [dot] andersson [at] trafikkontoret [dot] goteborg [dot] se
  • Vaike Fors

    Högskolan i Halmstad - Round Table, Users

    vaike [dot] fors [at] hh [dot] se
  • Åke Lindström

    Kista Science City - Event coordinator

    ake [dot] lindstrom [at] kista [dot] com