NanoForum: Connect 2014





October 13 - Annual meeting with focus on industry and applications

Push Talks: 
Research perspective on applications offered by nanoscience within Lund University

Jens Schouenborg
Jonas Tegenfeldt
Mercy Lard
Kristina Jakobsson
Martin Magnusson
Masoomeh Ghasemi
Peter Schurtenberger

Sarah McKibbin
Elisabeth Nilsson
Heiner Linke
Magnus Borgström
Nicklas Anttu
Lars Samuelson



Pull talks:
Industrial perspective on nanotechnology and applications

Magnus Ryde
Boardmember of Kaiak Corp., Ekahau, Sol Voltaics AB, Glo AB

Mikael Dahlgren
R&D Manager, ABB Corporate Research

Klas Bertilsson
Concept Manager, Alfa Laval

Eric Johnson
Principal Scientist, Procter & Gamble

Matthias Passlack
Deputy Director, TSMC

Michael Balthasar
Director New Technologies & Innovation, Volvo Technology

Lars Tilly
Director, Materials Heigths

October 14 -  Match making sessions and innovations


Charlotte Brogren 

Charlotte Brogren
Director General of the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, VINNOVA

Charlotte Brogren joined VINNOVA as Director General on September 1st 2009. Before joining VINNOVA she worked for 15 years for the global electrical company ABB in various management positions within research & development, most recently, as Technology Manager for ABB’s Robotics Division.

She has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lund. Charlotte Brogren is chairman of the board of the Swedish Industrial Development Found and holds several other board positions.

Since 2005 she is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and since 2011 a member of the council board of the International Electrotechnical Commission.

Dick Koster 

Dick Koster
Business Director, NanoNext NL

Dick Koster currently holds the position of business director at NanoNextNL, the main Dutch public-private funded R&D program in the field of nano-and microtechnology, bringing together 130 partners from industry, universities, medical centers and research organizations in the period 2010-2016.

His background lies at TNO, the Dutch organization for Applied Scientific Research, where he has fulfilled various research and management positions and coordinated several (inter)national collaborations in the field of materials technology for over 30 years. He recently took up a new position as Program Director at the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, which realizes the transfer of knowledge by funding excellent science and bringing together researchers and industrial users.

Victor Acinas 

Victor Acinas
International Programmes Officer, CCAN - Collaborative Centre for Applied Nanotechnology

Victor Acinas holds a MSc and BSc in Telecommunication electronics and a MSc with distinction in Business and Technology. He is the Head of External Affairs at the national Collaborative Centre for Applied Nanotechnology (CCAN) in Ireland, a joint initiative between the economic development agencies in Ireland and the Irish industry.

At CCAN, he leads the international activities and supports Irish-based SMEs and multi-nationals in the design and implementation of European R&D strategies, business plans and joint product development agreements. Prior to this position he was an R&D Project Manager responsible for new product development and strategic partnerships within the innovative multinational Abengoa.

Victor has a wealth of practical experience leading multimillion national and European strategic alliances for the ICT, energy and life science industries, managing R&D projects of over 10M€ and 30 partners, IP agreements, and participating in European public funding programmes. He also sits at different expert groups such as the Steering Committee of the Advanced Materials European Technology Platform and the EC High Level Group on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials.



closed since 1 Oct 2014
Registration 1 Jun – 1 Oct
Meeting Selection 1 Sep – 10 Oct
Event 13 Oct – 14 Oct
Language English
Costs Free of charge (However a no-show fee if not attending). Cancellation by e-mail
Venue Scandic Star Lund, Sweden
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 49
Meetings 19
Denmark 2
Ireland 1
Netherlands 1
Other 2
Poland 3
Sweden 216
United States of America 1
Total 226
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