Karin is an astropreneur and an internationally recognized advisor and space ecosystem builder specializing in business development, public-private strategy, policy and partnerships. She has been recognised by WIRED as a game changer in the world and awarded Saab Tech Woman of the Year in Sweden. Karin is CEO of Spaceport Sweden and is passionate about enabling space travel for humankind and using space technology to foster sustainable solutions to global challenges and to empower communities and equality worldwide.
A thought leader and advocate, Karin has become an influential voice for the commercial space industry and has led the development of national strategies for commercial space ecosystem and human spaceflight, policy regulatory frameworks for suborbital human spaceflight, space adventure portfolio and business models, founded TEDxKiruna, Creative Space; an innovation do-tank and Women in Space.
Karin is a board member of GEN Space, the Swedish Space Industry Association and Plan International for children's rights. She is an expert to the United Nations Space For Women and a member of Space Angels and serve on the advisory board of Warp Institute and the National Space Innovation Hub in Australia. She is also a speaker with an EMBA from Henley Business School and an alumni of Singularity University.