We invite industry, WASP researchers and WASP PhD students for two virtual days of research ideas exchanges and networking.

This is a two-day event with the purpose to identify, initiate and catalyze exchanges and collaborations between WASP researchers and industry*.

Day one is devoted to addressing business and industry challenge driven research problems in scientific thematic discussions between WASP researchers and researchers from the industry*. The second day is a job fair where participating companies are invited to sign up for short meetings with WASP PhD students to inspire and engage in career discussions.

*Swedish Industry with R&D operations in Sweden.

Timeline

October 1st Registration opens
October 30th Registration deadline
November 6th Participation will be confirmed
November 25th Deadline for industry representatives to book time slots with PhD students (a separate invitation will be sent out during week 47)

Program

November 30 – Research as a Business Strategy

How Research in AI, Autonomous systems and Software can promote Swedish industry.

Chair: Sara Mazur

12:30-12:45

Opening speech, Marcus Wallenberg, Vice Chair Board of Directors, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

12:45-13:00

WASP update and introduction to the day, Anders Ynnerman, Director WASP

13:00-14:10

Showcasing research challenges in Swedish companies. A selection of companies present their research challenges. We will also be given an international perspective of research collaboration between academia and industry.

  • Claes Lundström, Research Director, Sectra
  • Johan Lundén, Head of CTO Office, Volvo Group
  • Magnus Frodigh, Vice President and Head of Ericsson research, Ericsson
  • Martin Enthed, Digital Manager, IKEA Communications
  • Nicolas Moch, Chief Information Officer, SEB
  • Michail Vazirgiannis, Wallenberg Guest Professor in AI, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Distinguished Professor, Ecole Polytechnique

14:15-17:00

Research challenge discussions in smaller groups between WASP researchers and industry.

December 1 – WASP Virtual Job Fair

The companies that participate during the first day are welcome to sign up for short meetings with WASP PhD students to inspire and engage in career discussions.

09:30

Introducing the day

Torbjörn Lundahl, Research Director Ericsson Research and WASP WARA Director

09:45-13:00 

Job Fair

Application

Registration is closed.
The number of participants is limited. Only WASP PhD students are guaranteed to participate during the second day.

Preparations

Industry Representatives

To facilitate the best possible discussions and collaboration opportunities, industry representatives will be asked in the registration form to describe a selected open research challenge* within a thematic area connected to AI, autonomous systems or software. Based on the submitted challenges we will extract common interests and define sessions to best match the profile of the participants giving priority to the challenges that fits best with the WASP research scope. The descriptions will thus shape the program of the day and we are grateful for active participation already at this stage.

To attract the right competence to the meeting we will share your challenge with WASP researchers before the sessions are defined. Your challenge will be shared regardless if your registration and participation in the meeting is accepted or not (confirmed November 6th).

*Submitted challenges will be made available to the general WASP faculty and participating representatives from other companies.

WASP PhD Students

For the job fair, you are asked to prepare a pitch where you describe your PhD/research project and career interests. A poster or short video that describes your project should be attached in the registration form upon registration.

Research challenges and posters/videos will be published at the password-protected conference website.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the WASP Industry Meeting, please contact us at: info@wasp-sweden.org

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