Johan Einer Hustad is the Pro-Rector for Innovation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
The Pro-Rector for Innovation has responsibility for implementation of the university innovation strategy and relationships with innovation networks at regional, national and international level. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at NTNU Technology Transfer as (TTO) and coordinates efforts related to the university's intellectual property rights (IPR).
Hustad worked at SINTEF for 15 years in various research roles in various periods until 1996., He was Head of Thermal Energy and Hydropower for three years, as well as Vice Chairman and Head of the Energy and Process Engineering. Parallel to this, he was also the Head of the Centre for Renewable Energy NTNU-SINTEF-IFE.
Hustad has held various positions as activity leader within the International Energy Agency (IEA) in six years, and various Nordic initiatives with research institutions and EU projects. He has extensive experience in starting up spin-off companies.