In this year’s IndX process we have added three competence teams, one for each of the focus areas: Connectivity, Autonomy and Sustainability. The teams consist of experts from each of the partner companies and are led by knowledgeable persons within the innovation ecosystem. And now, it’s time to meet them!

Annette Bystedt- Autonomy

Annette has her background within medtech and is managing the East Node of AI Sweden, a national center for AI-related research and innovation with the mission to accelerate the use of applied AI in Sweden. 

“To take part in early stage ideas and new startups is a privilege and something that is bestowed on few. I am really looking forward to following the journeys from application to PoC.”

Karl Eldebo – Sustainability

Karl has 15 years of experience working with innovation and entrepreneurship in the Linköping area. Today he is an assistant professor at the department for Environmental Technology and Management at Linköping University. 

“I am really looking forward to working with these four major industry giants to find and use innovations that contribute to increased sustainability. I think it is very exciting that these four companies have taken such a strong position on this issue!”

Tomas Westlund- Connectivity

Tomas has a broad technical background and has for example worked with product development and industrialization of mobile phones and telematics systems for vehicles. Today he is a Project Manager at RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) within the area of applied AI and IoT.

“Technology and innovations that are used to make our world better lies close to my heart,  and startups play an important part for new innovations.”


Read more about this year’s IndX process here, and don’t forget to apply!


IndX is a unique collaboration between four of the largest global industrial companies in East Sweden. Saab, Siemens Energy, Toyota Material Handling, and Väderstad partner with Linköping Science Park in the search for new innovative ideas and startups within emerging technologies.