Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we regret to inform that WASP has decided to postpone the WASP Industry meeting May 11-12th in Stockholm. We aim to organize the meeting at a later occasion during the autumn 2020. As soon as we have additional information it will published in all our different communication channels.

If you have already registered, you will get a separate mail. Your registration details are saved, and you will be contacted again when we know more about alternative dates and venue.

WASP invites industry, WASP researchers and WASP PhD students to participate in two 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 offer career inspiration for WASP PhD students and Postdocs.

The number of participants is limited
To facilitate the best possible discussions and collaboration opportunities, each industry representative is asked to describe a selected 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 and also give 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.

For the industrial participants, it is not possible to apply only for the second day. Please note that WASP will not reserve any hotel rooms for this event, so please make sure that you reserv hotel rooms well in advance.

Your participation will be confirmed within a week after the registration period has closed e.g. April 7th at the latest.

*Swedish Industry with R&D operations in Sweden.


If you have any questions regarding the WASP Industry Meeting, please contact us at: wasp.event@partner.liu.se


MAY 11 – Research as a Business Strategy

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

11:30-12:30      Registration and lunch

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, Co-director WASP

13:00-14:00    Showcasing research challenges in Swedish companies

A selection of companies present their research challenges:

  • 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

14:00-17:00     Research challenge discussions

Around the table discussion in smaller, matched groups between WASP researcher and industry.

17:00                   Networking dinner

MAY 12 – WASP Job Fair

09:30-13:00    Job fair and mingle

09:30 Introducing the day: Torbjörn Lundahl, Research Director Ericsson Research and WASP WARA Director

The Swedish industries that participate during the first day are welcome to have a small exhibition booth to inspire and engage in career discussions with WASP PhD students and Postdocs. All WASP PhD students and Postdocs are invited.

The job fair includes coffee and lunch.

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