Karin Nilsdotter is an astropreneur and international advisor to the tech and space industry. WIRED identified Nilsdotter as a global game changer and she has been awarded Tech Woman of the Year in Sweden and is recognised on the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech List.
The CEO of Spaceport Sweden, an initiative to establish Europe’s gateway for space travel, she is passionate about advancing humanity in space and using technology to empower communities on Earth. She co-founded Hack Space for the Planet together with the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore and SGInnovate, applying space tech and data to solve the UN SDGs.
Nilsdotter serves on the boards of the AI and Space company Unibap, GEN Space and as advisor to the Warp Institute. She was the first international board member of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation in the USA and is a selected executive with Airbus STAR Program.
She is a mentor of the UN Space4Women program and has founded Women in Space Sweden, TEDxKiruna and featured as a role model on the Swedish National Women’s Football Team Shirt for the World Cup and is a Future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic.
Karin is a TEDx speaker, an alumnus of Singularity University and has an Executive MBA from Henley Business School where she was recognised for her pioneering research on positive psychology and employee engagement applied to a knowledge organisation.
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