Save the Date! WASP Virtual Industry Meeting 2020

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

This is a two-day virtual 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 industry*.

The second day is a job fair where participating companies offer career inspiration for WASP PhD students and Postdocs.

More information about the event and how to register will be published during the autumn 2020.


*Swedish Industry with R&D operations in Sweden

WASP Virtual Industry Meeting

Preliminary 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
13:00-14:00 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 
  Discussions in smaller groups between WASP researchers and industry.

December 1 – WASP Virtual Job Fair

The companies that participated during the first day are welcome to have an online exhibition booth to inspire and engage in career discussions with WASP PhD students and Postdocs. All WASP PhD students and Postdocs are invited.

09:30-13:00  Job fair and mingle
09:30 Introducing the day
  Torbjörn Lundahl, Research Director Ericsson Research and WASP WARA Director



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