Sustainable energy and new ways of finding and curing diseases – nanoscience places Sweden at the forefront
The need for high technology for, among other things, precision medicine and renewable energy is growing. To achieve a healthier and more sustainable society, we need to strengthen research resources and infrastructure. But how do we do this in the best way, to achieve maximum synergy effects and attract the best researchers?
At Lund University, investments in basic research in nanoscience have already led to to a number of innovations that benefit humans, the climate, and the environment. The joint future initiatives for cutting-edge research are now taking physical form northeast of Lund. Here, the government-funded research area NanoLund at Lund University is building a high-tech, modern laboratory in the middle of Science Village. The international, innovative research and business environment that is emerging here, around the new, exclusive research facilities ESS and MAX IV, is a decisive factor for technological development. Together with the new laboratory and proximity to industry, this gives our researchers unrivaled opportunities to provide humanity with new knowledge and new products for a sustainable civilization. Welcome to a conversation about how research can contribute to solving major societal problems and future challenges – and why it is so important that we address these issues.
• Kerstin Jakobsson, former CEO of Medicon Village Innovation AB, now CEO of Kongsberg Beam Technology AS
• Anders Mikkelsen, director of NanoLund, Lund University
• Camilla Modéer, member and senior adviser, Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)
• Viktor Öwall, pro-vice-chancellor for infrastructure and digitalization, Lund University
• Evelina Lindén, moderator, communications officer at Lund University
The talk is held in Swedish but will be texted in English. It is part of Lund University’s contribution to “Almedalsveckan”, an annual democratic place for dialogue, exchange, and unexpected meetings.
About the event
7 July 2021 14:00 to 15:00
Online seminar at Almedalen Play – further information and link coming up
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