Karl-Erik Johansson has a B.Sc. degree from Umeå University, specialized on international business administration and organization/leadership. He has worked with exploitation of academic research results and innovations in various roles since 1988. Most of the time as business coach at Umeå University, i.e. Uminova Innovation Ltd and its predecessors, but also as an entrepreneur with an own spin-out company from Umeå University in the field of life science, with the major part of the customers on a global market. Karl-Erik has also served as finance officer at the County Administration of Westerbotten, with small start-ups and SMEs as beneficiaries. He is currently working at Uminova Innovation as a manager of the international group and business coach, focusing mainly on the EU countries and North America.