Dr Jan Storgårds has over 20 years of experience working in the deeptech industry and academia with high technology companies and technology cluster development. He holds Dr.Sc. in information systems science in computer games development.
He is CEO of Cambridge Gamechanger ltd., specialised in high technology online education in video games and applied technology management (Deep tech, AI, software). Jan is also director of CADGI (Cambridge Academy of Digital Games and Innovation) running a world-wide online course in computer games development, design and production with over 100.000 participants from over 140 countries. The mission is to improve the skills and knowledge of the young people in use of information technology by using video games as an educative training tool and to develop them opportunities that would not be usually available in their local communities.
Furthermore, Jan is mentoring technology startups at Cambridge University Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK. Prior to his current roles Jan was Sector Lead for Digital and Creative Industries and Director of REACTOR, a SME/Startup programme about gamification, at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He was making and keeping ARU as a key player in the creative and digital entrepreneurial ecosystem and new venture creation in Cambridge, UK and beyond. He has also an important role as an Academic Programme Director for XaMBA (Applied MBA) programme for XAMK South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences., Finland.
Jan has assessed and evaluated over 200 RDI public funding proposals including SME Instrument (Phase 1/2), Eureka Eurostars, BOGA (Cataluna), IRIS (Cyprus), ERDF proposals, ISTA (Czechia) also project reviewed several SME Instrument Phase 2 projects. He has experience in setting up grant programs using private and public funding instruments.
Jan contributed greatly to the development of East of England Science and Innovation Audit; Theme 4 ICT sector by interviewing Cambridge based entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, university leaders and leaders of membership organisations. You can read about East of England Science excellence from the report (published 21st September 2017).