accelerateHER Speaker - Karin Nilsdotter, CEO & Future Astronaut, Spaceport Sweden
CEO & Future Astronaut, Spaceport Sweden

Karin Nilsdotter

Karin is an astropreneur, future astronaut and an internationally renowned advisor to the tech and space industry. WIRED identified Karin as a global game changer, and she has been awarded Tech Woman of the Year in Sweden and is recognized on the Singapore 100 Women in Tech List.

As CEO of Spaceport Sweden, a pioneering initiative to establish Europe’s gateway for space travel and cross-industry innovation, Karin is passionate about advancing humanity in space and using technology to empower communities on Earth. She co-founded “Hack Space for the Planet” together with Embassy of Sweden in Singapore and SGInnovate, applying space technology and data to solve the UN SDGs.

Karin serves on the board of the Swedish Space Industry Association, GEN Space, Warp Institute, was the first international board member of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation in the USA and is a selected global executive with Airbus STAR Program. 

She serves the UN Space4Women as expert and mentor and has founded Women in Space, Sweden, TEDxKiruna and was voted to feature as a role model on the Swedish National Football Team Shirt for the World Cup. She has an Executive MBA, is an alumnus of Singularity University and is preparing for her trip to space.