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Theme: Creativity

This event occurred on
December 15, 2010
1:00pm - 5:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)

TEDxKarolinskaInstitutet aims to explore how the modern research university can meet the challenges of tomorrow and help co-create and develop the future. This requires to reevaluate the way universities create, collect, recognize, and spread knowledge.

At our première event on December 15, 2010, we will focus on creativity. How do you unleash your creativity, both at the individual and the organizational level?

Nobel Forum
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, 17177
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Hans Wigzell

Hans Wigzell is Professor Emeritus in Immunology at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. From 1995 through 2003, he was the President of Karolinska Institutet. In his talk, Professor Wigzell will address if it is possible to maximize creativity in a productive manner, exemplify how to protect and how to destroy creativity.

Per Kristensson

Per Kristensson is Associate Professor in Psychology at Karlstad University, Sweden. His main research interests concern psychological perspectives on creativity, and more specifically, the conditions during which individuals are able to contribute with creative ideas that can instigate innovation in organizations.

Örjan de Manzano

Örjan de Manzano is a researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. He recently presented his PhD thesis “Biological mechanisms in creativity and flow”, in which he presents a series of investigations into the neural underpinnings of creative thinking and musical improvisation.

Simon Kyaga

Simon Kyaga is a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. In his talk, he will address the question of a link between genius and madness. What is the history of this ancient myth and is it really just a fairy tale?

Organizing team


  • Maria Sjögren
    PhD, Web Editor at Karolinska Institutet
  • Patriq Fagerstedt
    PhD, Grants Specialist at Karolinska Institutet
  • Pamela Mazzocato
    PhD Student at Karolinska Institutet
  • Emma Flordal Thelander
    PhD, Project Coordinator at Karolinska Institutet
  • Sophia Savage
    PhD Student at Karolinska Institutet
  • Amir Samadi
    M.D., Specialist in Neurosurgery, Member of Karolinska International Research & Training Committee (KIRT)