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News International #2 2020
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Financing until 2022 is now granted

Dear LIGHTer International News reader

Now that the summer holidays are at the door, it feels very nice that we have been granted financing for SIP LIGHTer until 2022. The good results of the six-year evaluation mean that we continue our operations with the same strength and joy as before.

Together we create larger technology leaps that radically lower weight. We increase our international cooperation. We strengthen our work regarding sustainability even more and develop lightweight solutions that meet all of the UN's 17 global sustainability goals. Here, our chair of the board Bengt Nilsson, CEO Lamera, tells us more about our plans for the future in a short film.

It is a great pleasure to work with you all in SIP LIGHTer. Thank you for another semester!

We wish you a very nice summer!

The SIP LIGHTer Management Team
Cecilia Ramberg, Christian Olsson and Lotta Weiblad
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Christian Olsson
We welcome Christian Olsson as new vice director of SIP LIGHTer.

Fredrik Stig has started a new position as unit director at RISE. We wish to thank Fredrik for his excellent work within SIP LIGHTer over the past three years. We wish him the best of luck.

Christian works part time at SIP LIGHTer and part time at RISE Polymeric materials and Composites as a research engineer and he is also responsible for marketing at the office in Mölndal.

Prior to working at RISE, he worked as a business manager and automotive engineer at Benteler. Welcome Christian!  
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Name adjustments in LIGHTer
As of 1 June, 2020, our strategic innovation programme is called SIP LIGHTer and our membership programme is called Lightweight Membership Programme.

The LIGHTer brand was born almost ten years ago from a Swedish lightweight collaboration between industrial companies, academia, and institutes. Today, LIGHTer stands for a significantly greater, cross-border cooperation around lightweight in Sweden - and it is expanding internationally.

The Swedish lightweight network consists of two parts, a strategic innovation program financed by Vinnova, The Swedish Energy Agency and Formas and a membership programme financed by the members.

To be even more clear in our communication, and to distinguish between what happens in the strategic innovation programme and in our membership programme, we will make name adjustments. The reason is that our financiers want a clearer name difference between the two parts. Apart from the name-issue, our financiers are very satisfied with our work and we plan to continue working as before with your needs in focus.

New address to our website and e-mail   I
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Pernilla Walkenström
Pernilla Walkenström is Division Manager for the division Materials and Production at RISE, which has about 500 employees. She is also a member of the RISE Management Group. Since the Annual General Meeting of SIP LIGHTer in November, she has held a regular seat on SIP LIGHTer's Board of Directors.

Pernilla has  great experience in applied research. She represents the perspective of the industrial research institutes in Sweden and we are very pleased to have her expertise in the SIP LIGHTers Board of Directors.
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Chalmers / LIGHTer seminar
Please observe that the Chalmers / LIGHTer annual composite seminar has changed date due to the corona virus. Please note the new date in your calendar.

So again, welcome to the 5th annual composite seminar co-organized by Chalmers and LIGHTer on 15 September 2020!

This year we focus on the future lightweight vehicles in different transportation areas. There are many generic issues that must be addressed in order to lower the emissions using lightweight structures. During the day we look forward to extensive and interesting discussions.  
We have an exciting programme and we are happy to welcome speakers from many different industrial sectors, such as space, aeronautics, automotive and maritime.

You are warmly welcome!

Date: 15 September, 2020
Time: 9:30 am to 3:45 pm
Location: Chalmers Teknikpark, Sven Hultins gata 9C, Gothenburg, Teknikparkens Konferenscenter, conference room Poseidon or digital conference
Contact person: Ann-Charlotte Weiblad,  +46 707 806237
Register for the seminar in September
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LIGHTer PhD Network Seminars
We are happy to invite you to a new series of events – LIGHTer PhD Network Seminars. Members within the LIGHTer PhD Network, who recently finished their PhD or Licentiate degree, will give presentations about their work.
LIGHTer PhD Network Seminars - Expand network across the boundaries
Date: 26 August, 2020, 2 pm - 3 pm
Speakers TBA
Zoom meeting: link to zoom meeting  

Here is an opportunity to see the previous seminars

13th May  see the recorded seminar
Carolyn Oddy, Modelling 3D-woven composites on the macroscale: Predicting damage initiation and inelastic phenomena (link to Carolyn's work)
Lluís Pérez Caro, Modelling aspects in forming and welding of nickel-base superalloys (link to Lluis's work)

11th June  see the recorded seminar
Da Wu, Process modeling of liquid composite molding processes (link to Da's work)
Jenny Carlsson, On crack dynamics in brittle heterogeneous materials (link to Jenny's work)
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Mobile protection with minimal risk of spreading infection
Lamera AB has developed an ultra-light module that is used in the work against the spread of the corona virus. HybrixTM cleantech solution for temporary module-built medically clean premises. Together with development partners, Lamera AB has developed a high-quality weather protection that can contribute to minimal spread of infection.

The product is intended primarily for use in disasters and other emergency situations in society both in Sweden and internationally. Important aspects of the development work were that the product should offer functionality but also be easily transported in flat packages. For adaptation for air cargo, a great deal of focus has been placed on developing a lightweight product. A complete unit with 17.6 m2 floor area weighs from approximately 150 kg.
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640x640transp Sweden's capability to develop world leading competence within lightweight technology will be decisive for the Swedish industries' competitiveness, growth and possibilities to reach global environmental goals. LIGHTer is creating the essential collaborations within lightweight: cross-disciplinary, cross industrial sectors, focused, innovative and efficient. 

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or opinions concerning the newsletter and its content.

Funding for the programme is being provided by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas.
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