On Monday 8 December, Prince Daniel and the experts from Prince Daniel's Fellowship and its entrepreneurial programme visited Risbergska Upper Secondary School and Örebro University in Örebro.
Prince Daniel's Fellowship is a programme initiated by Prince Daniel and implemented together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). The aim is to inspire young people who want to become entrepreneurs to take the first step.
The day began at Risbergska Upper Secondary School, where pupils from Risbergska Upper Secondary School, Karolinska Secondary Grammar School, Tulläng Upper Secondary School and Rudbeck Upper Secondary School listened to Prince Daniel and experts Niklas Adalberth (Klarna), Monica Lindstedt (Hemfrid), Jacob de Geer (iZettle) and Fredric Jansson (Butikskoncept) talking about their experiences of entrepreneurship.
Ida Jensen from Young Enterprise, Helene Wiberg from Nordea and Jonas Bergman Wallin, head teacher at Karolinska Secondary Grammar School, then spoke about their efforts in connection with entrepreneurship.
The visit to Risbergska Upper Secondary School concluded with a round-table discussion at which The Prince and the experts had the opportunity to speak with the pupils in smaller groups.
After a networking lunch hosted by County Governor Rose-Marie Frebran, the day concluded at Örebro University. The Prince, the experts, local entrepreneurs David Ivarsson and Björn Johansson from West Side Holding AB, and CEO of Peridot Group AB Joakim Alkman all took part. Vice-Chancellor of Örebro University Jens Schollin rounded off the afternoon by speaking about the university's focus on entrepreneurship.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) was founded in 1919, and is Sweden's second youngest academy. The Riksdag discussed the need for a state research institute focusing on fuel and power issues in 1916. However, the scope soon grew to include all technological scientific research, and in 1919 the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences held its first meeting at its premises on Grev Turegatan in Stockholm. Find out more about the work of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences here.