Donnie SC Lygonis

Follow me on LinkedIn, new posts about innovation, entrepreneurship and startups every day as well as a weekly live show on new ideas!

I have been working with ideas and innovation since the mid 90’s, either starting my own projects or helping others start theirs.

I spend my days as an Innovation Strategist and Business Coach at the innovation office at KTH, The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, where I have been a part of creating and running what is today considered to be one of the world’s best innovation offices.

That’s where I get to help students and researchers realize their ideas, which means that I’m in the epicenter of new tech development, everything from robotics and AI to food and digital health.

2015-16 I spent in Silicon Valley on a Wallenberg Fellowship, helping start the Swedish part of the Nordic Innovation House in Palo Alto.

In addition to helping others, I have also started quite a few companies myself, some are featured here on the Constant Innovation website. Then in 2016 I started something I’d had on my mind a very long time; the foundation Entrepreneurs Without Borders, with a mission to help early stage founders start and grow sustainable companies. If you want to support EWB in any way, please get in touch.

I’m also an avid TEDxster, I was in the group that brought TEDx to Sweden and have arranged 11 events as the licensee for TEDxKTH and have had the honor to speak at 5 TEDx events all over Europe.

My professional speaker career started back in 2003 and since then it has taken me all over the world, from Colombia and Brazil to China and Japan. And it has also got me on TV, I’ve been part of three separate TV shows on innovation; Idéfabriken on Swedish SVT, The Inventors on Swedish TV4 and Meallions on Russian tv.

Get in touch and book me for talks on innovation, creativity, sustainability, tech trends, future outlooks and motivational leadership.

Earth Day Presentation

Here is a short video clip of the keynote I gave for the Earth Day 50th Anniversary on April 22nd 2020, a globally broadcast event with over 440 000 viewers of the stream that day.

Testimonials

Are you looking for a keynote speaker who offers a lot of energy, sharp insights and who dares to challenge? Book Donnie! I have had the pleasure of moderating panel discussions with Donnie as a participant and he contributed knowledge, experience and pushed the discussion when needed.

Lovisa Madås AGFO 2020-08-10

Donnie was an important part when Race For The Baltic started the Baltic Sea City Accelerator program in 2019. He gave the participants different ways of looking at problems and solutions and how to think during the process. Very positive and a good start for everyone during the program. Highly recommended!

Emma Gabrielsson Race For The Baltic 2020-02-05

Mind blowing speech that leaves no one untouched. Donnie makes you think about things in a different perspective and makes you laugh. You will leave filled with endorphins and positivity.

Disa Öhlander Keiretsu Forum 2020-01-24

A very engaging speaker, we really liked the research he had done and the inputs he shared. Great great presentation from Donnie! Informative, on-spot, engaging! But also prior to the presentation, he was very interested and showed good energy in planning and making the session great together with us.

Jakob Wikenstål Nordic Sports Tech 2020-07-08

Donnie is warm, full of energy and incredibly inspiring! I have booked him for both lectures and workshops and had very satisfied participants both times. It’s easy to succeed with your bookings when you work with Donnie!

Camilla Lejon Alvfelt IDG 2020-01-28