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Karin Ackerholm

Senior Coordinator

As Innovation Adviser at LiU Innovation I support researchers and students in utilizing their knowledge as products, services and companies. 


The mulitdisciplinary foundation at LiU has the of producing radical innovation to benefit its creators as well as industry and society.

The multidisciplinary span of LiU requires innovtion advisers with broad knowledge and diverse tools to support project in every step from idea to collaboration, business deal and company creation.

To support idea development I make use of both the experience gathered in my years as an Innovation Adviser and those from my previous role as design strategist. In my role as Innovation Adviser I have had the opporunity to support projects from diverse competence fields. Advanced technology, product and service design and complex context of use are recurring themes.

This has given me experience in verifying ideas with customers and users, structuring and developing the value proposition and developing a sustainable business to support the proposed solution.



  • Innovation Adviser at LiU Innovation, 2012
  • Design Strategist at inUse Experience AB, 2008
  • Usability Specialist, Fujitsu Services, 2006
  • Research Engineer, Xerox Research Centre Europe, 2006
  • Internship, Xerox Research Centre Europe, 2005
  • M.A. in Cognitive Science with focus on Interaction Design and Complex Systems

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