Board of Directors

Kristin Jorstad
Chairman of the Board & IP Advisor
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Innovation manager at NTNU Technology Transfer    •    10 years practise within Corporate Law and   •   15 years experience in technology transfer.

Professor Tor Arne Johansen
Director & Tech. Advisor
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Co-founder of UBIQ Aerospace   •    Co-inventor of the D•ICE technology   •    World renowned research scientist within autonomy and unmanned aircraft technology   •    Founding partner of Marine Cybernetics and Scout Drone Inspection.

Ben Fitzgerald
Director & Business Advisor
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Partner at Lupa Systems • Adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) • Executive Director - Strategy, Data, and Design in the Pentagon’s Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment • Managing Director for the North American business of Noetic.

Kasper Trolle Borup
CTO & Director
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Chief technology officer at UBIQ Aerospace • Co-founder of UBIQ Aerospace • Co-inventor of the D•ICE technology • MSc in Robotics from DTU and Stanford • Ph.D. in Aerospace Cybernetics from NTNU.

Advisors & Mentors

Pete Newell
Business Advisor
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Pete Newell is the managing partner at BMNT Partners •  serves as a Senior Advisor to the Department of Energy’s National Secure Manufacturing Center (NSMC) •  Served as the Director of the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF).

Steve Weinstein
Business & Product Advisor
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Executive Director of H4XLabs at BMNT Partners • Founder of MovieLabs • Co-founder of KineTrope • Served as CTO of Deluxe Entertainment • CTO at Rovi Corporation •  CTO at Vicinity • Founding Executive and Chief Strategist and Technologist at Liberate Technologies • Served at Executive-level positions at Microprose/Spectrum HoloByte and Media Cybernetics (image processing).

Mark Peterson
Business Advisor
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Senior advisor at BMNT Partners • Co-founder and Operations partner at Farallon Research LLC • Business Director at General Dynamics. • Technical Director at GTE Government Systems (acquired by General Dynamics).

Susan Meyer
IP & Business Advisor
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Leader of the Trademark, Copyright, Media, and Advertising Group at Greensfelder law firm • Norway’s Honorary Consul for Illinois • President of the Chicago Chapter of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) • She is an active member of the Norwegian-American Defense and Homeland Security Industry Council (NADIC).

Haakon Skar
Business Advisor
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CEO of NTNU Accel (investor in UBIQ Aerospace)   •   Founding partner and CEO of T:Lab   •   Director of Marketing, MCU Tools and Software at Atmel   •    Sales and Marketing Director at SCP.

Christian Gutvik
Product Development Advisor
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Head of Venture at NTNU Technology Transfer   •    Holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Modelling and Control   •    Served as board member in Seram Coatings   •    Former CEO of BeatStack.

Atle Sægrov
Business & Certification Advisor
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Founder and CEO of Radionor   •    Holds an M.Sc. in Microwave and radio design   •    Worked as a development engineer at Q-free   •    Served as a Corporal in the Norwegian Armed Forces.

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