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Conference – Bringing New Materials to Market – April 25 2017

SSF and Vinnova cordially invite you to a conference for bringing high-level Materials Science research results to industrial reality.

Meet sharp minds in the material science and technology field! Come and join us for a full day of interesting talks and discussions, and listen to MIT-professor of Materials Chemistry, Donald Sadoway.  Professor Sadoway was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2012, and is a popular speaker about future energy systems. Among other speakers are State Secretary Eva Lindström, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Saeid Esmaeilzadeh, Serendipity, and  leading researchers in academia and industry, innovators, and  entrepreneurs within the material science field.


Preliminary Program

9.00 – 09.45     Registration + Coffee

09.45 – 12.30 

Introduction – Charlotte Brogren, Director General, Vinnova and Lars Hultman, CEO, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research                             

Swedish Government Strategic Partnership Program – Targeted effects on the Swedish research system – Eva Lindström, State Secretary to the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation                             

Major research infrastructures and their importance for Swedish research and innovation, John Womersley, Director General ESS, Tomas Lundqvist, Director Life Science and Industrial relations MAX IV, and Kristina Edström, Director SwedNESS – Research School on neutrons and MAX IV.

From knowledge to Innovation – Companies sprung from universities

Intro by Saeid Esmaeilzadeh, Serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the Serendipity Group

Disruptive Materials– Mattias Karls, CEO and Sara Frykstrand Uppsala University

OrganoClick  – Mårten Hellberg, CEO

Insplorion– Elin Larsson Langhammer, Founder and Technical Director and Patrik Dahlqvist, CEO

12.30 – 13.45       Lunch     

13.45 – 16.30       

Innovation in Grid-scale Energy Storage: Inventing Inventors – Don Sadoway, Professor of Materials Chemistry, MIT

Networking/Poster Session + Coffee

Panel Discussion – Research and Innovation

Anna Hultin Stigenberg, Senior Technology Manager, Sandvik Coromant

Mattias Axelson, Department of Management and Organization, Stockholm School of Economics

Lennart Bergström, Department of Material and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholms University

Rose-Marie Yttergren, Head of Project Management Office, Research and Development, Höganäs

Sina Vosough, Head of Corporate R&D Consulting, ABB

Keynote Summary – Lars Hultman, CEO Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and Margareta Groth, Head of Industrial Technologies Department, Vinnova

16:30 – 18:00       Reception – Discussions and Networking + refreshments 


The conference is held at Sheraton Stockholm and is open to all universities, research institutes, industry and others with an interest in Materials Science. The conference is arranged by SSF and Vinnova and is free of charge.

Take this opportunity to interact with colleagues and increase your network with industry, research institutes and academia!

All programs/projects, institutes and industries are encouraged to present their organisation/research in a poster session.

Please upload an abstract in your application below!

Please register before April 12.

Download the program here!

Last day for registration is the 24:th of April. Register by mailing Mattias.blomberg@strategiska.se