Dr. Lars Frølund is development manager at Aarhus University and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Innovation Initiative. His research focuses on the success factors for university-industry partnerships in innovation ecosystem and the role and value of intermediaries. He is the co-editor of the book Success Factors for University Partnerships (forthcoming Elsevier, summer 2018) where leading companies describe their excellence in industry-university collaboration. Recently he has worked with prof. Fiona Murray (MIT) and Dr. Max Riedel (Siemens) on the six questions a company must ask itself to develop a systematic approach to university partnerships in innovation ecosystems. The paper “Developing Successful Strategic Partnerships with Universities” is published by Sloan Management Review (Winter Issue 2017/18).
Lars Frølund has a Master’s degree in philosophy (2004) and a PhD in corporate programs for university engagement (2017). He has received Aarhus University’s Gold Medal for outstanding academic achievement and was a Fulbright Scholar at MIT Innovation Initiative in 2016/17.