Henrik Nolmark is Director of the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations. From a background as civil engineer and urban planner he has been working many years with research management and cooperation related to the fields of urban development, mobility and transportation. He has 30 years of experience from government agencies, universities, cities, SMEs, and the European Commission. He has taken a specific interest in conceptualizing and implementing inter- and transdisciplinary approaches and methodologies in research, innovation and capacity building. He is co-founder of the innovation company Living Cities Stockholm, and has been Managing Director of the Urban Laboratory in Gothenburg.