Dr.Kristin Wallevik is dean at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder. Prior to this she was the CEO of the research institute Agderforskning, and holds a PhD from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from the US. Her previous work experience includes functions as Controller and Financial Manager in international businesses like TrioVing and Aker Solutions. As a researcher she has managed and participated in several research projects in the fields of industry development, governance and innovation, and strongly believes in industry-university collaboration to strengthen competitiveness and sustainable innovation . She also has the experience from several board positions in various industries and is a member of the city council in Kristiansand.