Press release

New head of division within health and life science at Vinnova

Published: 26 November 2019

Lars Hammarström becomes new head of division health at Vinnova. He will take up the position on March 2.

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Lars Hammarström comes most recently from the position of Strategic Relations Officer at the SciLifeLab research center in Solna and has previously among other things founded the biotechnology company Glionova Therapeutics.

As head of division, Lars Hammarström is given responsibility for leading Vinnova's work in supporting research and innovation in health and life science, which covers everything from preventative health to diagnostics and treatment methods. He will also be part of the authority's executive management team.

- Lars Hammarström has long experience of working in senior positions with research and innovation in both private and public activities. His expertise is valuable as we continue to develop our efforts to strengthen the Swedish innovation system in health and life science, says Darja Isaksson, director general of Vinnova.

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