ESS workshop 2018

Welcome to our annual workshop on the European Spallation Source, ESS, in Lund! This year, together with Vinnova and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, we want to inspire, look forward and place the Swedish inputs in a European context. The workshop is aimed at Swedish actors within academia, business and the public sector. Together we are making a success of the investments in ESS, MAX IV and the competence cluster that is now taking shape.

Date

26 October 2018

Time

Approx. 10.00-14.30. After the meeting, there will be an opportunity to take part in a tour of either ESS or MAX IV from 14.30 to approx. 16.30

Place

Medicon Village, Scheelevägen 2, Lund

Registration

Registration is open for specially invited guests

Programme
The programme will be published later on this page

About our ESS-workshop on 26 October in Lund

This event is the third in a series of annual workshops with focus on the Swedish ambitions in the development and use of the new big research infrastructures being built in Lund – the MAX IV laboratory and the European Spallation Source (ESS) ERIC. This year we will put these ambitions in a european context.

In line with the earlier Lund Declarations on Grand Challenges from 2009, Sweden makes a substantial effort to provide future researchers and industry with tools to stay competitive. By investing in ESS and MAX IV we hope to create a hub for innovation in order to address the grand challenges of our time.

Our ambition is that these investments will not only lead to excellent science and innovative breakthroughs, but also create a cluster in northern Europe that will be in the forefront of knowledge. This will help the European Union to stay competitive and prosperous by tackling the grand challenges that we face on a global scale and contribute to finding sustainable solutions.

Programme

Coffee and registration from 9.30 am.

Morning sessions 10.00-12.00

Topic

Speakers

Welcome and introduction to the day

Sven Stafström, Director General of Swedish Research Council

Darja Isaksson, Director General of Swedish Innovation Agency

Gunilla Nordlöf, Director General of Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

The Government communication on ESS, MAX IV and the innovation area

PhD. E Swedenborg, Swedish Ministry of Science and Education

Reflections on being a small country hosting a Big Science arena

Björn Halleröd, Secretary General for Research Infrastructures at the Swedish Research Council

Making the different levels meet at the cluster (local, regional, national and European)

Professor Giorgio Rossi, Chair of ESFRI Forum

Inspirational session: The researcher and the research as center for investments – continuous development and education of a new generation researchers

Professor Kristina Edström, Uppsala University

The coming framework program – Basic research & missions

PhD D. André, VINNOVA

Light lunch

Afternoon sessions 13.00-14.30

Topic

Speakers

The facilities as drivers for industry and academia

Tomas Lundkvist, PhD, RISE

Anna Hall, Coordinator for Big Science Sweden

Fredrik Hörstedt, Prof., Chalmers/Swebeams

Mikaela Gustafsson PhD, Sandvik

Rounding up the day and going forward – short discussion

 Sven Stafström, Director General of Swedish Research Council

Darja Isaksson, Director General of Swedish Innovation Agency

Gunilla Nordlöf, Director General of Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

Guided tours 14.30-16.30 (optional)

For those who have chosen to participate in a guided tour of either MAX IV or ESS, there will be buses to transport you to and from the sites.

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