NanoForum 2018 
Where great minds meet

Sustainable Nanomaterials/Solutions, Life cycle impacts, New Business Models & the Nanotech Company of the Year Award.

At NanoForum we create meaningful encounters around the most important topics for our future. With a highly relevant audience, including policy makers, investors, world class scientists and entrepreneurs, NanoForum is the most important meeting for the Scandinavian Nano community.

Prepare yourself for a mind-blowing journey in the smallest of worlds.

Join and benefit from the conference in several ways:

  • Get inspired on how to run your business most effectively by some of the best in the industry
  • Get a new outlook on sustainable solutions in Nanoscience
  • Find commercial partners for innovation
  • Expand your network and exchange ideas

As a member of SwedNanoTech, you get 50 % discount off tickets, as well as 50 % discount for all business members on a table at the Exhibition. 

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Jonathan MacDonald
Founder of the Thought Expansion Network

Jonathan MacDonald has worked with companies including IKEA, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Unilever to challenge their thinking and provide new perspectives within disruptive innovation, future trends and how to use change to fuel outstanding business and personal success. He is an international renowned speaker.

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Kristina Edström
Professor Structural Chemistry, Uppsala University

With an excellent ability to combine high quality research and education with societal engagement, Kristina Edström is a very appreciated leader of the Ångström Advanced battery Centre. She has had several leading positions in the academic society and is member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Her research focuses on development of new batteries.


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Carolin Kranz
Senior Manager Innovation & Technology Policy, BASF SE

Carolin Kranz is responsible for the political and stakeholder communication of the issue nanotechnology in the Communications & Government Relations department of BASF. She is a member of the BASF NanoCore Team, the BASF committee responsible for the group-wide management of nanotechnology EHS and communication issues. Carolin Kranz hosts the BASF Dialogforum Nano.

After a basic course in chemistry at the University of Stuttgart, Germany she graduaded as an engineer from the Ecole Européenne des Hautes Etudes des Industries Chimiques de Strasbourg in France. From the Saarland University she received a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1994.

In 1994 she joined BASF as a R&D chemist. Assignments in the Corporate Communication and EHS departments with focus sustainability followed before she moved to the Government Relations department in 2006.

Carolin Kranz holds mandates for BASF in several nanotechnology working groups of industry associations. She participates in the NanoDialog of the  German Federal Ministry for the Environment which started 2006 and lasts until today. As a Member of the Advisory Board, she supported the EU-funded NanoDiode Project. Currently she is a member of the Advisory Boards of the European Union’s H2020-funded PRISMA and GoNano projects.


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Jan-Eric Sundgren
Chairman of SwedNanoTech

Jan-Eric Sundgren has a long experience at Volvo, where he served as a Senior Advisor to the CEO of Volvo Group, among other roles (2006–2016).

Before Volvo, he was appointed the post as principal of Chalmers University (1998–2006). Today he is self-employed and appointed SwedNanoTech's Chairman of the board.

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Magnus Nydén
Chief Scientist at Nouryon (Former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals)

Magnus Nydén is a physical chemist (holds nine patents) and has ten years of experience of company consulting. He also Co-founded CAPECO AB, a company producing microcapsules for controlled-release applications. From a research perspective he is best known for his work in diffusion studies in micro-heterogeneous porous materials.

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Adam Björk
Director of Environment & Sustainability at Volvo Construction Equipment

Adam has a background in Environmental Science and previous experience from both Volvo Cars and Volvo Car Group, with roles and projects related to environmental product development, substance control, sustainable material development and industrial environmental management

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Margaretha Groth
Head of Industrial Technologies Department at VINNOVA

Head of the Industrial Technologies Department at VINNOVA, Swedens Innovation Agency. Vinnova invest in innovation, research and development in manufacturing, product development, materials, mining and metals, biobased industries and other industrial technologies.

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Solveig Roschier
Leading consultant, Gaia Consulting

Solveig Roschier has extensive experience on innovation strategies and processes, including innovation funding, commercialization of research, industrial research, and in general on the public-private interface from such organization as Fortum, European Commission Joint Research Center, Innovation funding agency Tekes (now Business Finland) and Helsinki Innovation Services (University of Helsinki). Besides having lead major research and development projects and funding programs in various technology areas, she has gained vast international experience from different assignments in international committees and positions abroad.

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Peter Nilsson
CEO at APR Technologies in Enköping, Sweden

Peter has a long experience from development of high temperature electronics, above all MEMS for space industry. One period worked at NASA/JPL (USA), where Peter was part of developing instruments for Mars exploration. 2005-12 Peter was R&D Manager/Project Manager at ÅAC Microtec (Sweden). In 2012 Peter and co-owners founded APR Technologies, an innovative, high-tech SME with focus on effective thermal regulation of critical components by using a ”no-moving-parts-pump” based on atomic interactions on molecular scale. The APR pump adds great advantages suck as low energy consumption, long life, reduced weight to electric vehicle batteries and satellites, as well as reduced noise in radio-communication. Peter has published a number of conference contributions and academic articles, owns multiple patents and has won numerous awards in innovation & entrepreneurship.

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Registration and coffee
9.30 Introduction Uppsala Municipality
9.35 Jan-Eric Sundgren - A new world, a new take on materials and production for a sustainable future
Sustainable Nanomaterials/Solutions

9.50-10.20 Kristina Edström, Uppsala University
10.20-10.50 Coffee Break, Exhibition
10.50 Peter Nilsson,  APR Technologies
11.05 Adam Björk, Volvo Construction Equipment
11.20. Discussion
11.50 – 13.00 Lunch, Exhibition
13.00-13.40 Pitches, Nanotechnology Company of the Year Award


Life-cycle Impact

13.40-14.00 Magnus Nydén,  Nouryon (former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals)
14.00-14.15 Margareta Groth, VINNOVA
14.15-14.25 Carolin Kranz, BASF SE
14.25 Discussion
15.00 – 15.25 Coffee, Exhibition

Future Business Models

15.30-16.00 Jonathan MacDonald, Best-selling Auhor
16.05-16.25 Solveig Roschier, Gaia Consulting
16.30 Discussion

17.00 Nanotech Company of the Year Award
17.10 End of Seminar (wrap up), Welcome to reception

17.30-19.00 Reception, Exhibition



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