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News International #3 2019
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Dear Reader,

Welcome to join LIGHTer for another eventful fall
We have already hosted a number of events and seminars this fall as well as kicked off twenty five new technical research projects. For instance, LIGHTer hosted a symposia about lightweight at the large material conference EUROMAT held in Stockholm in September. We have also organised a product optimisation seminar as well as a lightweight in med-tech seminar.

So, what is happening next? The highlight of the fall is our LIGHTer International Conference held in Gothenburg in November, to which we would like to invite you to participate. The program is finalised and we are happy and proud to be able to present very interesting key note speakers as well as an excellent session program and matchmaking event. More information about the conference and how to sign up is found below.

Another event in November that we are very happy about is a trade mission organised together with Carbon Composite Schweiz to four of Sweden’s major OEMs. We also invite you to contact us if you have any ideas about possible future collaborations, study visits or any other inquiries.

We hope to see you in Gothenburg in November!

Best regards,
The LIGHTer Management Team - Cecilia Ramberg, Fredrik Stig and Lotta Weiblad
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Time to register - LIGHTer International Conference in Gothenburg, November 20-21, 2019

Welcome to LIGHTer International Conference
This is where great innovative minds meet, focused on the mission to solve big environmental problems by creating lightweight solutions. The conference is filled with crispy fresh technology results from world-leading researchers and the best companies putting it into the market.
Acknowledged speakers will be presenting industrial lightweight priorities and trends within various industrial sectors. We are happy to welcome our four key note speakers:

Sofia Teixeira de Freitas works at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering in the Delft University of Technology is an Assistant Professor.
Laurent Morel works a Manager Operations at Infracore Company. Manager.
Geoffrey Gibson holds the title of Emeritus Professor of Composite Materials Engineering at Newcastle University.
Silvan Halter is CEO and Co-owner of Wagner Group.

Parallel workshops will be held by the forefronters of lightweight research. Individual matchmaking sessions will give you and your possible future key player room to explore opportunities.

Read more about the Conference and register on the link below.


Date: November 20-21, 2019
Venue: Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg
Contact person: Carina Egeman +46 707 80 60 09
Information and registration
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Lightweight Applications with Graphene

LIGHTer, SIO Grafen and Innovative Material Arena (IMA) invite you to a seminar on lightweight applications with graphene.

The workshop presents results from three graphene research projects with the topics; electrics, high temperatures and multifunctional materials.

Date October 22, 2019
Venue Skylten, Södra Oskarsgatan 3, Linköping

Programme and registration
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Chalmers - Materials for Tomorrow 2019

Probing a material's composition and structure is crucial for our understanding of its properties and interactions.

From electron microscopy and atom probe tomography to spectroscopy techniques and multi-dimensional NMR, we highlight the cutting edge technologies to visualize soft and hard materials.

Date December 4, 2019
Venue Chalmers Conference Centre, Gothenburg, lecture hall RunAn
Programme and registration
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LIGHTer Program Administrator

We welcome Ann-Charlotte (Lotta) Weiblad as temporary LIGHTer Program Administrator. Ann-Charlotte most recently comes from AstraZeneca where she worked as Business Support Coordinator. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant for Volvo, AstraZeneca and NobelBiocare. Ann-Charlotte substitutes for Katinka during her parental leave. Warm welcome!

Contact:, tel. +46 707 80 62 37

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LIGHTer and CC Schweiz 

LIGHTer, together with Carbon Composite Schweiz, arranges a trade mission to visit four of Sweden´s major vehicle and aerospace companies; Scania, Saab Aeronautics, Ruag Space and Volvo Trucks. We spend about half a day at each company to discuss the OEM´s future lightweight needs and possible future collaborations. This trade mission is a result of an ongoing Swedish - Swiss collaboration within lightweight material and additive manufacturing.

LIGHTer is always looking for new international collaborations. If you are interested to co-organize a trade mission or study visit together with us, please contact Fredrik Stig,

Date: November 19-22, 2019
Location: Scania in Södertälje, Saab och Ruag in Linköping, Volvo Trucks in Gothenburg
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New member of LIGHTer Academy

During the autumn of 2018, the LIGHTer Academy's network grew, and three more researchers became part of the network.

Håkan Hallberg from Lund University is one of the new members. Håkan works at the Division of Solid Mechanics at Lund University with numerical simulations and experimental investigations of the microstructure in metallic materials.
Read the full interview
Calendar 2019

October 3  SMART EUREKA PO Proposers' Day,  Leuven, Belgium

October 22  
Workshop: Lightweight Applications with Graphene, Linköping

November 19-22  Trade mission, LIGHTer and Carbon Composite Schweiz

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

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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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