Dr. Lars Frølund

Dr. Lars Frølund is a Deep Tech Investment expert and executive. His expertise lies at the intersection of mission-driven innovation (incl. defense and security), grant & venture capital investments into deep tech ventures, and the geopolitical/strategic aspects of technological capacity building at the national and international level.

Currently, he is a Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he formerly was a Research Director, Visiting Fellow, and a Fulbright Scholar. 

In 2021-2022, he was Special Advisor at NATO HQ for the creation of the Defense Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) and NATO's One Billion EUR Innovation Fund – the world's first multi-sovereign venture capital fund.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the European Innovation Council (Europe’s largest investor into deep tech ventures), the EIC Fund (the 7B EUR equity investment part of the EIC), and the Danish Innovation Fund. 

Most recently, he was appointed Special Advisor for Digital and Technological Sovereignty to Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission. 

Competing to win for Technological Sovereignty in Europe.

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