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19 Jun 2017

SSC at Almedalen week

Welcome to 60 minutes about Sweden's role in space.
  • When: 4 July 2017, 09:30 - 11:00
  • Where: Almedalen, Södra Murgatan 51, Visby (just inside Österport), Sweden
  • Livestream:

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.

Please sign up on the Facebook event:

We start with breakfast 09.30-09.50
Program on stage between 09.50-10:50


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 interview
- Liisa Kiviloog from SSC 
- Kanika Garg, Ph.D. at LTU

Talks with the Space Industry
- Sara Gidlund, Experiment Coordinator 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
Institutet för rymdfysik
Luleå Tekniska Universitet
LTU Business AB

The Almedalen Week is an annual event taking place in week 27 (first week in July) in and around Almedalen, a park in the city of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland.

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