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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Last changed 2017-06-20 14:39:42 by Rick McGregor

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is a governmental research institute which conducts research and postgraduate education in atmospheric physics, space physics and space technology. Measurements are made in the atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetosphere and around other planets with the help of ground-based equipment (including radar), stratospheric balloons and satellites. IRF was established (as Kiruna Geophysical Observatory) in 1957 and its first satellite instrument was launched in 1968. The head office is in Kiruna (geographic coordinates 67.84° N, 20.41° E) and IRF also has offices in Umeå, Uppsala and Lund.