Stockholm University helps shape Europe’s startup hub
Stockholm is one of Europe's most important tech hubs, with more tech ‘unicorn’ companies per capita than any other city than Silicon Valley. Several of those researching and studying at Stockholm University are also those behind the next generation of startup companies, as noted in an article in the newspaper The Local.
Among others interviewed, Fredrik Blix, who teaches at Stockholm University's master's program in information security, an area in which Stockholm University paved the way for academic research and education in the 1960's. Blix works with developing standards for cyber security that large parts of the world will follow, in collaboration with both students and authorities, in Sweden and internationally.
Another Stockholm University researcher, Mats Nilsson, has developed a smartphone-based microscope, which through 3D-printing technology is simple and inexpensive to produce. The microscope is used to analyse and diagnose tumours and infections, such as tuberculosis, and in the fight against cancer and antibiotic resistance.
The university is also the home to the Mobile Life Cente, which does research in mobile services and ubiquitous computing in partnership with Ericsson, Microsoft and the City of Stockholm. Barry Brown, a Scottish scientist, who works at the Mobile Life Center studies the interaction between people and all kinds of robots and why their lack of "social skills" is a problem.
March 31, 2017
Source: Angela Westin