The company was founded 2016 by Mikael Syväjärvi to build innovation capacity in advanced materials research and innovation. We are located at Åsarp-Ulrika, Sweden with high speed internet, an example of how digitalisation on the countryside can be used to act internationally.

Mikael Syväjärvi short CV

(more information on Linkedin)

Materials research in new materials and growth processes since 1995 [1] (cubic silicon carbide PVT bulk growth, fluorescent silicon carbide as novel light emitting material for general lighting, graphene on silicon carbide as well as surface modification thereof, etc)

More than 200 publications (journals, conference papers, book chapters, etc)

Experience with Swedish basic and applied research, Nordic pilot project and EU projects (principal investigator in about 10 projects)

Organized more than 30 conferences, symposiums, workshops (which has established his network)

Since 2005 entrepreneurial research focus (create business from initiated basic research avenues)

Experience in international technology transfer, co-founder and own start-ups (Graphensic AB).

Inventor in two patent families

Several involvements as board member, evaluator, for example board member Strategic Innovation Programme Graphene (2014-2018) | Advisory board (industrialization) in International Association of Advanced Materials 2016-2018 | Evaluator ClusterNanoRoad Project 2018 (uptake of KETs through clusters and smart specialization)

Active in Smart Specialization 1.0 [2] as S3 Smart Specialization expert with Region Östergötland (2013-2018) with implementing smart specialization as well as take part in Baltic Sea Region project EmpInno (e.g. main contributor written reports on Synergy and Empowerment, Organizational Coaching Tools, Feedback Paper), member of project team that lead to creation of Innovative Materials Arena

Creator of innovation model GISMODEL (global and local innovator support model) [3]

Founder of EMPIRI (Energy Materials Platform for International Research and Innovation) [4]


[1] www.senmat.se

[2] Smart Specialization 1.0 was about creating focus areas in a region. Smart Specialization 2.0 will be about collaboration between regions.

[3] www.clusteringdynamics.eu

[4] www.senmat.se/empiri