InnoSummit 2017

John Erlan Ostergaard

John Erland Østergaard, Ph.D. and MBA, (former Professor MSO and Institute Director-SDU, CEO-Alight Technologies, Project Manager-NKT Research and Innovation) has a Ph.D. degree within semi-conductor optics and his research led to startup of the company Alight Technologies (2002) and DOPS Annual Price 2002. He has been research leader on a large research project under the Strategic Research Council within plasmonic sensing (2006-2008). As Innovation Professor he founded the company Fionia Lighting A/S (2008) which today produces LED based light for greenhouses, as well as Othonia Curing Technology A/S (2012) which develops LED based functional light-sources for industrial hardening processes. As Co-CEO at Blue Ocean Robotics he is head of the R&D department and has focused his work on innovation in the robotics business sector. In this respect, he has been leading several large cross-disciplinary research- development- and innovation projects focusing on creating industrial and business impact, specifically bridging from the academic to the business world. He has established a very strong international network to more than 5.000 piers in Europe and around the world.


Enterprice Europe Network
European Space Agency
European Movement Lithuania
Lietuvos Pramoninkų Konfederacija
Vilniaus pramonės ir verslo asociacija
Žinių ekonomikos forumas
Mokslo, inovacijų ir technologijų agentūra