Magnus Jonsson (Project Manager) – A man who loves to see great ideas grow up. Renowned internationally as a forward thinker in the digital culture field, he’s been exploring the intersection of art, design and information and communications technology for over a decade in an applied research context, working with artists, designers, technology developers, scientists, philosophers and businesspeople. His work spurred a fresh wave of collaborative art design and digital technology research that resulted in new startup businesses, production methods and high-profile art exhibitions at MOMA San Francisco, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and ICA London. Magnus joined Sweden’s Interactive Institute in 2000. Magnus works as a Senior Production Manager at the Interactive Institute, Sweden, working with strategic development where applied research meets design practice at the Design Research Unit.
Martin Biuw (Scientific Coordinator) is a marine ecologist and biological oceanographer with a PhD in Environmental and Evolutionary Ecology from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Most recently he was a research fellow at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, Norway. Martin’s research has spanned a wide field of marine research, ranging from animal physiology and reproductive energetics to animal migration, foraging ecology and oceanography. One special emphasis has been to combine tools from a wide field of research to understand the physiology and behavior of individual organisms within the context of environmental variability, and how these links can affect the reproductive behaviour and ultimately population dynamics of marine organisms. Over the past 8 years, Martin played a major role in the inception and realization of large-scale international programs developing approaches to hydrographic studies of remote ocean regions using instrumented marine animals. This approach has improved oceanographic data coverage, especially in remote ocean regions in the Arctic and Antarctic, and is gradually being implemented as part of emerging global ocean observing systems. Martin is currently Program Manager for the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
Prof. Cristina Rusu received a PhD degree in Microtechnology from University of Twente (Netherlands), 1998, and postdoctoral fellowship in the Biophysical Technique group at the same university. In 2000 she joined IMEC (Belgium) as MEMS researcher. She joined Imego Institute (Sweden) in 2002 as senior scientist focusing on (wireless) microsensors. In 2006 she received the title of Associate Professor from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). She published more than 20 papers in scientific journals, a book chapter on wafer bonding, and is co-inventor on two patents. She is project manager for Imego in the Nordic projects, MINUT, IntelliSense and SAFFO – RFID; EU FP6 BIODIAGNOSTICS, EU-FP7 IP Emergency Support System, EU-FP7 Total Airport Security System, and internal research projects.
Jesper Weissglas (Adviser, Yacht Designer) – Serial entrepreneur with a broad background in Media and Information Technology who one day decided to change direction in life and become a yacht designer. Jesper has over 30 000 Nm of blue water sailing experience as well as a MSc degree in electronics. Both very useful when developing sensors for sailing yachts.