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Johan Nihlén
Founding Partner
Executive Officer

Johan has a background as marketing and communications manager at the Swedish online bank Avanza. Previous to that he ran his own advertising agency and worked as Account Director and Brand Strategist. He has also worked at the global ad agencies DDB and Ogilvy in Stockholm. M.Sc in Business and Economics, Marketing Major, Stockholms Universitet.


Prof. Kaj Mickos
Founding Partner
Inventor/Head of R&D

Kaj Mickos is a professor emeritus in innovation technique and has greatly influenced the area of action research within the field om innovation development. His research has resulted in a model for creating a production system for innovation development. He has worked as a professional inventor for numerous years which among other things resulted in 14 companies and more than 30 individual patents. 


Mikael Abbhagen
Founding Partner
Design Director

Mikaels wide approach to design has taken him through clients such as H&M, Gant, Björn Borg, Lindex, Heineken, Budweiser, Canal+ and The Swedish Army. Working in a wide range: from interiors to director of commercials, making him unique in the Swedish design community.