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News International #4 2018
Winter greetings from LIGHTer's management
In LIGHTer, we are now ending our fifth year. It still feels very exciting, and this year we have really dared to renew ourselves. We have updated the content of LIGHTer Memebership Programme. We have started LIGHTer Product Optimization. We want to thank LIGHTer Academy, who have helped us starting a new form of projects to create technical leaps. We have also started updating our Lightweight Agenda. In September, we took important steps to enable lightweight to create environmental benefits and growth in the construction sector.

A big thank you to everybody for good and inspiring collaborations!
We wish you really pleasant holidays, with family and friends, and new energy for 2019! Next year is full of interesting events. Our first workshop is already January 31st. Welcome!

Cecilia, Fredrik & Katinka
LIGHTer Academy have made one of the top 10 most significant scientific contributions in the world in 2018
The research on carbon fiber that can store energy is made possible by the LIGHTer Academy, is by Physics World considered to be one of the ten most significant scientific contributions in 2018.

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Future's lightweight road transportations (SE)
LIGHTer organises a full day workshop dedicated to lightweight in future road transportations. We will have presentations, panel discussions and possibilities to test drive the Zbee-vehicle developed by Clean Motion. Welcome!
When: January 31st, 2019
Where: Lindholmen Science Park, Gothenburg.
Contact person: Katinka Ernstsson, katinka.ernstsson@ri.se
Programme and registration
Seminar: Composites in Sports
This year, the popular yearly seminar on composites will concern the sports industry, and present some different examples of applications of composites in sports products. The event is a collaboration between Chalmers and LIGHTer.
When: February 28th, 2019
Where:  Chalmers, Chalmersplatsen 4, Gothenburg
Contact person: Katinka Ernstsson, katinka.ernstsson@ri.se 
Programme and registration
Joint R&D projects for small and medium-sized enterprises in Sweden-Germany
With this joint call, Vinnova is offering public funding for joint R&D projects between Swedish and German small and medium-sized enterprises (in this call up to 499 employees). The aim of the call is to create the conditions to initiate joint R&D projects to develop products, technology-based services or methods within all technological and application areas, which will in subsequent steps generate sustainable solutions with market potential and potential to address societal challenges. Deadline for applying is March 13th, 2019.
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LIGHTer is planning a study tour to France
In the first quarter of 2019 LIGHTer are planing a study tour to light-weight facilitites in France. We have choosen French partners in the ELCA – European Lightweight Cluster Alliance, a cluster where LIGHTer is active.
The partners we plan to visit are Technocampus Composites, which includes the IRT Jules Vernes research center premises and labs in Nantes.

SICOMP's International Conference
RISE SICOMP are pleased to invite you to the 30th SICOMP Conference on Manufacturing and Design of Composites, which in 2019 also celebrates three decades of this annual composites event. The conference will take place in Trollhättan on June 3-4, 2019. Deadline for abstract submission is January 18th.
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Call for abstracts for our lightweight session at EUROMAT 2019
We have the honour of hosting a lightweight session at EUROMAT in September, 2019, called LIGHTer materials in the right place. The fields within which we welcome contributions can be found via this link.
The call for abstracts is open until January 31st 2019, and we urge everyone who might be interested to submit their abstract as soon as possible! 
EUROMAT Abstract Submission
Call for abstracts for LIGHTer International Conference 2019
We have kicked-off the planning of LIGHTer International Conference 2019! Just like previous years, the conference is based on our four innovation themes. We now welcome anyone interested to submit their abstracts about any of our themes. More details about the conference are available via the link below. Deadline for Abstract submissions is April 15th, 2019.
Read the full invitation
Interview with Karl Fahlström, Swerim


"To Swerim, LIGHTer is a good platform for meeting existing and potentially new costumers, and contribute to Swedish lightweight research."

Read the full article.
LIGHTer's large call 2019
LIGHTer's large call will preliminary open on February 1st, 2019 and preliminary close on April 30th, 2019. You will find updates about the call on our website.
Calendar 2019

January 31 Seminar: Future's lightweight road transportations, Lindholmen Science Park, Gothenburg - In Swedish

February 28 
Seminar: Composites in Sports, Chalmers, Gothenburg - In English 

September 1-5 EUROMAT, Stockholm - In English

November 20-21 LIGHTer International Conference, Chalmers, Gothenburg - In English
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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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