The rest of the 100 (in alphabetical order): Linus Wiebe, innovation director, LU Innovation
As innovation director at Sweden’s Lund University, Linus Wiebe is in charge of all of the institution’s startup and commercialisation activity. Wiebe is also head of LU Innovation, the technology transfer office, and CEO of its holding company – owned by the Swedish government but managed by the university, allowing LU Innovation to invest in research-based companies and license research results to the private sector.
Before joining Lund University, Wiebe was president of Arm Sweden, a subsidiary of the semiconductor company, and had previously worked at video-processor company Logipard and telecoms firm Ericsson.
To date, LU Innovation has invested in more than 40 spinouts. These include oncological diagnostics business Saga Diagnostics, which received €1m ($1.2m) in a March 2018 seed round comprising LU Innovation, venture capital firm Torna Kapital, Gunnar Nilsson Cancer Foundation and angel investors. Saga was spun out of Lund University in 2016.