IRF at Almedalen – Space: A New Swedish Base Industry Sounding rocket launch from Esrange Space Center

Date & time:
4 July 2017, 09:00 – 11:30

Almedalen, Södra Murgatan 51, Visby, Gotland (just inside Österport)

Sweden has a unique position as space cluster for global development: geographical position, competence, test and industrial operations, world-class research and research infrastructure.

We will present concrete examples of how space activities create the conditions for a brand new base industry that generates knowledge and innovation to existing industries and public operations.

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Welcome to 60 minutes about Sweden’s role in space.

We start with a breakfast mingle 09.30-09.50
Program on stage between 09.50-11.00

Introduction by the Organizers
Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Deputy President at LTU;
Ella Carlsson Sjöberg, Deputy Director at IRF;
Stefan Gustafsson, Vice President at SSC.

Sweden’s Unique Position in terms of Space Operations
Niklas Nordström, Chairman of Business Sweden and Föreningen Svenskt Flyg.

Space from a European Perspective
Johann-Dietrich Wörner, General Director at ESA.

Space from a Swedish Perspective
Olle Norberg, General Director at Rymdstyrelsen.

Next Generation Space Leaders: Video and intervju
Liisa Kiviloog, SSC.

Talks with the Space Industry
Sara Gidlund, Experiment koordinator at ESA;
Stefan Gustafsson, Vice President Strategy & Sustainable Business at SSC;
Christer Fuglesang, Space Advisor at SAAB.

The Role of Research in Knowledge -, Competence -, and Industrial Development
Ella Carlsson Sjöberg, Deputy Director at IRF;
Jonas Ekman, Head of Department at LTU;
Christer Fuglesang, Professor in spaceflight at KTH.

Closing Remarks by the Organizers

Moderator: Johanna Bergström Roos, Project leader for RIT (Space for Innovation and Growth) at LTU Business.

Swedish Space Corporation
Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
Luleå University of Technology
​LTU Business

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