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Kristoffer Ödmark

Founding partner & CEO

An innovative maker with a background in engineering physics and electronics systems. He has a great interest in embedded software and its design, has been involved in technological projects related to the Internet of Things, and did his masters thesis on embedded wireless sensors.

Kristoffer is inspired by the growth of internet-enabled devices in general, advanced localization technology specifically, and by seeing the value new technologies are creating outside of universities’ lab environments.

Contact: kristoffer@widefind.se


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Emil fresk

Founding partner & CTO

Emil has been immersing himself in electronics, programming, and drones for the past ten years. His love for seeking solutions to technical problems laid the foundation for WideFind’s technologies.

After finishing his M.Sc. he spent the first years of his Ph.D. studies deepening his theoretical knowledge in control engineering, including flight control hardware and software, and self-learning flight controllers. He then proceeded to specialize in estimation algorithms and numerical solvers for optimal control of drones. During his Ph.D. studies, Emil both co-founded WideFind and worked as a self-employed consultant, tasked with designing, implementing, and evaluating control systems.

Emil holds a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering from Luleå University of Technology. He also holds a Ph.D. in Control Engineering from LTU’s Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering.

Contact: emil@widefind.se


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Markus Sjölund

Partner & COO

Markus is curious, solution oriented, and always on the lookout for new ways in which positioning technology can create value.

He has ten years experience in customer service and sales, much of it from working in consumer electronics retail as a salesperson and deputy department manager at the department of telecommunications, tasked with sales, after-sales, inventory, and staff training. He left retail to work as a self-employed business development consultant where he was charged with market validation and business development for research-based business ideas.

Markus holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Luleå University of Technology, with a specialization in Innovation and Strategic Business Development.

Contact: markus@widefind.se


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George Nikolakopoulos

Founding partner & Board member

A Professor in Robotics and Automation at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. His work focuses on the area of robotics, control applications and cyber-physical systems.

George has significant experience in creating and managing European and national research projects. He has worked as project manager and principal investigator in several R&D&I projects funded by the EU, ESA, and the Swedish and Greek national ministries of research.


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