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Trond Undheim

Program Director

ilo photoTrond Undheim heads up the Startup Initiative at MIT?s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), facilitating productive relationships between industry and MIT?s startup ecosystem. He is a former Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Trond is a serial entrepreneur with Scandinavian roots, and is currently the Founder of Yegii, Inc., the insight network, and Managing Director of Tautec Consulting.

Undheim is a leading expert on technology development across industries such as IT, Energy, and Healthcare. His knowledge spans entrepreneurship, strategy frameworks, policy making, action learning, virtual teamwork, knowledge management, standardization, and e-government. He wrote the book Leadership From Below (2008). Undheim speaks six languages and is a frequent public speaker on business, technology, and wine

Undheim was a Strategy/business development executive at Oracle Corp. (2008-12), and a policy maker in the EU (2004-8) where he built the ePractice.eu web platform with 120,000 members. He has worked with multinational companies, with mid-caps and startups in Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Indonesia, Norway, the UK, and the US. He has a PhD in Multidisciplinary Technology Studies from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
M.S. degree in Sociology

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Ph.D. in Sociological Technology and Policy Studies


Phone: 617-253-8983
Fax: 617-253-0002
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Assistant:Jahaida Jesurum
Phone: 617-253-8982
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