Linda has extensive experience in national and European research and innovation policy, with seven years’ experience as Head of EU relations at Vinnova, a government agency which develops Sweden’s innovation capacity benefiting society.

At Vinnova, she worked on improving the interface between the European Horizon 2020 program and the Swedish research and innovation system. She has also served as a special advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Education and Research.

Prior to that, Linda Bell spent eight years as a commercial developer and researcher in the telecommunications industry.

Linda holds a PhD in speech technology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden.