Keynote speakers


Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager, Radikale Venstre, Økonomi- og indenrigsminister.

Margrethe Vestager is a Danish politician, who is currently serving as the European Commissioner for Competition. She served as a Member of Parliament (Folketing) from 20 November 2001 until 2 September 2014, representing the Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre). She was the political leader of her party from 2007 to 2014, and served as Minister of Economic Affairs and the Interior from 2011 to 2014.

Tuuli Mattelmäki


Tuuli Mattelmäki is a Professor at Aalto University Department of Design. She specialises in product and service systems. Her starting point for research is in empathic design and explorative methods in user-centred design, design probes in particular. Her research concerns creative co-design methods in design for services, as well as the new application contexts of designerly approaches.

Mathilda Tham


As Professor in Design, Linnaeus University, Sweden, Mathilda Tham leads the development of a new research platform Curious Design Change. She is a member of the board of Mistra (The Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Sweden), and an associate of the Sustainable Fashion Academy, which provides education for the Scandinavian fashion industry. Mathilda Tham is a metadesign researcher, co-convenor of MA Design Futures and Metadesign, and PhD supervisor at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research explores how design can intervene at the level of paradigms to support futures of sustainability.

Mads Nipper


Mads Nipper is Group President, CEO at Grundfos. With over 16 000 employees and annual production of more than 16 million pump units a year, Grundfos is one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers and with an ambition to promote sustainability in all forms – among the company, its customers and business partners.
Before joining Grundfos in 2014, Mads Nipper worked for LEGO Company for several years (1991-2014) latest as a member of the Management Board as Chief Marketing Officer.