Dr. Klingsheim has served in public institutions and governmental organizations, and he has extensive experience from academic and industrial research. He is a seasoned educator with tenure as professor both in Norway and in Poland.
He has served as executive officer and board member for multinational companies as well as for university spin-offs. He has been instrumental in the concept development, formation, fundraising, business development, marketing, sales, operations, and benefit extraction for a large number of initiatives, programs, and start-up companies in Norway and in USA.
Before assuming his current position with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria he was the founder and CEO of NTNU Technology Transfer AS from its inception in 2003 to 30 technology transfer professionals in March 2016.