Dr. Johnny Karout
IPR Commercialization Manager
IPR & Licensing 

Torshamnsgatan 21-23
164 80 Stockholm 

E-mail: johnny.karout at ieee dot org

Tel: +46 70 443 8697

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Professional Activities:
Senior Member of the IEEE

Brief Biography:

Research Visits:


  • 2010-2013: Co-founder of Optium (short-haul optical communication systems) at Chalmers Innovation, a business incubator located in Gothenburg, Sweden.


  • IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper Award, Dec. 2011.
  • LAU Student Honor Society Award, Jun. 2007.
  • LAU Student Honor Society Award, May 2005.

Recent Announcements

  • Optium on "Elektronik Tidningen" It seems Optium and Zipper are attracting the Swedish media. Elektronik Tidningen has written an article about Chalmers Innovation and the two projects Optium and Zipper in its incubator.
    Posted Feb 29, 2012, 1:42 AM by Johnny Karout
  • Optium on "Vastaffar" Business Journal A press release is out on Vastaffar Business Journal regarding the two projects Optium and Zipper multiplex.
    Posted Feb 29, 2012, 1:43 AM by Johnny Karout
  • Optium is the 100th project at Chalmers Innovation (A business incubator based in Gothenburg, Sweden) Chalmers Innovation had a press release in GP (Göteborgs-Posten) about the 100th company they plan to invest it. The name of the project is Optium and is related to short-haul fiber optical communications. The people behind the technology are Johnny Karout, Krzysztof Szczerba, and Prof. Erik Agrell.
    Posted Feb 29, 2012, 1:44 AM by Johnny Karout
  • Press release about "Optium" titled: Svensk teknik ökar fiberkapacitet A press release about our project Optium related to short-haul optical communications has been posted on Computer Sweden (http://computersweden.idg.se/2.2683/1.398479/svensk-teknik-okar-fiberkapacitet).
    Posted Feb 29, 2012, 1:45 AM by Johnny Karout
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