15 September 2022
Catarina Sahlberg continues her Sweden tour, with a productive stop in Luleå
From left: Pär Weihed, Mikael Sjödahl, Margareta Groth, Adam Wikström, Johanna Bergström-Roos, Gry Holmgren Hafskjold, Catarina Sahlberg, Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck.
As part of her tour, Catarina Sahlberg recently visited Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and LTU Business, where discussions included identifying synergies and various forms for future collaboration. The university has developed a new process regarding research infrastructure, and has an ambition to become more involved, on local, national, and international levels. Big Science Sweden is the natural bridge for increased contacts between LTU and the research facilities.
“It’s so rewarding to travel around and get an insight into all the fine work that’s being done,” says Catarina. “We can also discuss how we can work together to strengthen Swedish research and industry, and how to build new networks in the Big Science community. Many thanks to everyone here in Luleå who gave me such a warm welcome and put together this inspiring programme.”
Catarina also visited the Robotics Laboratory, and tested operating a robot dog. The laboratory is involved in an interesting project with CERN, in which technology is being developed for autonomous drone robots that can be used to examine the accelerator tunnels.
Participants from Big Science Sweden’s northern node were Adam Wikström (LTU Business) and Ekaterina Osipova (LTU representative on the Big Science Sweden Steering Committee).
- Pär Weihed, LTU, Pro Vice-Chancellor
- Mikael Sjödahl, LTU, Head of Subject, Experimental Mechanics, and Scientific Coordinator of the Large-scale Facilities User Group at LTU
- Margareta Groth, LTU, Head of Department, Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
- Johanna Bergström-Roos, LTU Business, Project Manager, Space for Innovation and Growth, RIT Project
- Gry Holmgren Hafskjold, CEO LTU Business AB
- Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, LTU, Professor and Head of Subject, Product Innovation, Humans and Technology, and member of the Big Science Sweden Steering Committee
- George Nikolakopoulus, LTU, Professor and Head of Subject, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
- Ilias Tevetzidis, LTU, Technician, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence