Research for Business

Ångdomen (Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH))


Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH)

KTH Library Osquars, Backe 31, 114 28 Stockholm
Tighter collaboration between industry / SMEs and the research sector could exploit a hitherto untapped potential to unleash the full capability of the knowledge and innovation system in Europe. Global competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region – as well as other regions across the globe – highly depends on the continuous development of new products and innovative services based on sophisticated research. Bearing in mind the outstanding innovation performance showcased by the Baltic Sea Region in the European Innovation Scoreboard 2017, Baltic TRAM partnership is committed to advance the on-going dialogue on science-business cooperation. This conference takes place at the helm of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, thus shedding more light on the implementation of Swedish Presidency´s priorities – sustainability, continuity and adaptability. The conference will highlight various activities, projects and framework conditions for a better support of access opportunities for Industry/SMEs to analytical research facilities. It will have a true added value for industry by presenting practical offers, how to collaborate with analytical facilities. During the first day of the conference the discussion will revolve around the innovation policy issues. The second day of the conference will give an overview of existing or upcoming support offers of high importance to the industry / SMEs.
  • Wednesday, 25 October
    • 12:00 13:00
      Light Lunch 1h Ångdomen


    • 13:00 13:10
      Welcome 10m
      Speaker: Karin Röding (State Secretary to the Minister for Higher Education and Research)
    • 13:10 13:20
      Welcome 10m
      Speaker: Maira Mora (Director General of the CBSS Secretariat)
    • 13:20 13:30
      Welcome words 10m
      Speaker: Mikael ÖSTLING (Deputy President, KTH)
    • 13:30 13:50
      European Commission´s Action Plan towards Long Term Sustainability of Research Infrastructures 20m
      Speaker: Ales Fiala (Head of the Unit Research Infrastructures in the European Commission; Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (TBC))
    • 13:50 14:10
      ESFRI Working Group on Innovation: Industry as a user (downstream business model) – Recommendations from the ESFRI Forum 20m
      Speaker: Jean Moulin (Head of the Working Group on Innovation of ESFRI)
    • 14:10 14:30
      Study on better cooperation between Research Infrastructures and Industry: technopolis, 2017 20m
      Speaker: Stefan Michalowski (former Executive Secretary of the OECD Global Science Forum)
    • 14:30 14:50
      Impact of Baltic TRAM project on collaboration of industry and large-scale research infrastructures 20m
      Speaker: Dr Uwe Sassenberg (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron DESY)
    • 14:50 15:20
      Coffee break 30m
    • 15:20 15:40
      CBSS Science, Research and Innovation Agenda: smart specialisation and innovation governance across the Baltic Sea Region 20m
      Speaker: Zane Šime (Communication & Research Coordinator, CBSS Secretariat)
    • 15:40 16:00
      Results of the ISIS Collaborative R&D Programme 20m
      Speaker: Christopher Frost (ISIS Industry Liaison Manager (TBC))
    • 16:00 16:20
      Industrial use promotion programs at SPring-8 20m
      Speaker: Akira Yamakawa (Managing Executive Director Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI))
    • 16:20 16:40
      HORIZON 2020 projects with work packages supporting access of industrial users to RI 20m
      Speaker: Edward Mitchell (Head of Business Development ESRF)
    • 16:40 17:00
      Linking Industry to Neutrons and X-rays (LINX) The Innovation Fund of Denmark to connect three universities, twelve industry partners, two regions and the Danish Industry Confederation 20m
      Speaker: Jimmy Binderup Andersen (LINX)
    • 17:00 17:20
      How do universities address challenges in tighter cooperation with industry? 20m
      Speaker: Maryam Olsson (Director of Innovation, Lund University (TBC))
    • 17:20 17:30
      Closing of the session 10m
    • 17:30 19:00
  • Thursday, 26 October
    • 09:00 09:20
      Key barriers for industrial use of Analytical Facilities – Opinions of Colloidal Research (CR) as a research service provider for industry 20m
      Speaker: Anna Stenstam (CEO CR Competence AB)
    • 09:20 09:40
      Collaboration with industry at DESY – how to improve the share of commercial users and the intensity of collaboration? 20m
      Speakers: Denny Drossmann (Innovation and Technology Transfer DESY) , Sabine JÄHMLICH (Innovation and Technology Transfer DESY)
    • 09:40 10:00
      How do the calls for companies to access free analytical research work in the EU-project Baltic TRAM? 20m
      Speaker: Piotr PIWOWARCZYK (Fundacja Inicjatyw Innowacyjnych / Foundation of Innovative Initiatives)
    • 10:00 10:20
      Collaboration between Industry and academia in the LINX Association: Results, observations and lessons learned so far 20m
      Speaker: Jimmy Binderup Andersen (CEO LINX Association)
    • 10:20 10:40
      Harnessing synchrotron radiation technology to meet industrial needs 20m
      Speaker: Fabia Gozzo (CEO Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG)
    • 10:40 11:30
      Coffee break 50m
    • 11:30 11:50
      How will CALIPSOplus – the largest EU project in research with synchrotron radiation – intensify collaboration with industry? 20m
      Speaker: Mr Alejandro Sánchez Grueso (ALBA SYNCHROTRON LIGHT SOURCE)
    • 11:50 12:10
      Which results have SINE 2020 - the largest EU project in research with neutrons – in supporting access by industry? 20m
      Speaker: Marc Thiry (HZG)
    • 12:10 12:30
      Closing Session 20m
    • 12:30 14:00