About Regina Summer

Regina Summer has more than 20 years of experience from working in the Swedish innovation system from both an academic, a business and a public agency perspective. Her previous position was Head of Unit Green Growth and Innovation at the Swedish Agency for Regional and Economic Growth. Today she is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at SISP – Swedish Incubators and Science Parks and Ignite Sweden. Prior to this she was the Chief Strategy Officer International Collaboration at Vinnova, the Swedish Innovation Agency. She is also responsible for Sweden Innovation Days and was the coordinator for Vinnovas participation at the world exhibition, EXPO2020, COP26 and COP27.


March 21, 13:00

Pre-session - Meet the organisers behind Sweden Innovation Days

March 21, 17:10

Fireside Chat: Enabling growth with a national start up policy

Over the past years, many European countries have developed initiatives to support startups in their growth journey. Regina Summer will moderate this conversation.

March 22, 17:10

Fireside chat - Investors as enablers- possibilities and challenges in 2023

Enablers of innovation create a platform for others to be able to innovate. Navigare Ventures, based in Stockholm, is a fully owned subsidiary of Wallenberg Investments AB. As one of Europe's biggest investors within innovation, they invest in transformational early-stage companies at the frontier of science and technology. Meet the CEO David Sonnek as he shares the importance in investing in deeptech and the challenges related to this.

March 23, 17:10

Fireside chat - Impact Innovation

Impact Innovation requires actors within the Swedish innovation system to contribute to global competitiveness through a clearly stated direction and transformation towards sustainable development. Impact innovation will address areas of broad societal relevance to ensure greater systemic effects. Join the General Directors from Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency as they discuss this important topic.