Jason Nielsen


Head of Internationalisation, Business Development & Innovation Management, RISE Sweden

Jason Nielsen has worked for almost 20 years in the field of sustainable cities in a variety of roles including project management, business development and leadership. Jason’s background is in environmental engineering and innovation management and he has spent significant periods of his career in Australia, Central America and Europe.

Since 2010 he has been employed at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and has been active in the area of smart cities; including in project manager and project coordinator roles for large scale smart cities demonstration projects financed by the European Union, leadership roles for the Smart Cities Marketplace run by the European Innovation Partnership on smart cities as well as most recently as program leadership member and innovation manager for Viable Cities, Sweden’s largest initiative on smart sustainable cities.

Collaborative innovation, strategic partnerships and network building, innovation ecosystem development and internationalisation are all core themes for Jason’s work.