Sara Gunnerås – Community Manager at KI Science Park

Sara Gunnerås is the new Community Manager at Karolinska Institutet Science Park. The service involves a new role and the mission is to create a vibrant and modern network / community for the companies in the park. The work of building up the network will take place in close collaboration with, among others, KI Innovations and Akademiska Hus.

Sara Gunnerås has studied at King´s College in London, Umeå School of Business and Lund University. She defended her dissertation in 2005 in biology in Umeå, where she also did her postdoc.

Sara Gunnerås comes most recently from SwedenBio, the national industry organization for the Life Science industry, where she worked to make Swedish companies visible and create opportunities for collaboration with the help of industry analyzes and international partnering events. As an adviser in EU financing, Sara Gunnerås has also focused on so-called soft financing.

– During my years at SwedenBIO, I have seen how important it is to have common platforms for visibility and collaboration, she says. It is important to offer opportunities for companies to create synergies, directly in projects together or by learning from each other to create a viable industry together.

She now brings her experiences from the industry organization to KI Science Park.

– Here I will, among other things, initiate breakfast meetings and network groups between companies at different levels. But the work is also about building contact surfaces with other organizations and networks at different levels: regionally, nationally and internationally. The goal is to create good conditions to build on for an active and dynamic Life Science network that can be valuable both for the individual companies, the Stockholm region and society at large.