Initiative Seminars

Initiative Seminars at Chalmers represents crucial meeting places for people representing research, innovation and society. The seminars address challenging questions for humanity, important for a sustainable future. Renowned scientists are invited to talk about their work, discuss and in other ways interact with scientists and students at Chalmers. Representatives from industry and society are engaged in the program. Students are involved in workshops and poster exhibitions. An Initiative Seminar always includes a popular science component.

Do you have an idea for an upcoming seminar? Or are you an employee at Chalmers and wish to arrange a seminar? Don't hesitate to contact the Area of Advance Director, Co-director and/or Communications Officer at an Area of Advance (to the left).

Upcoming Initiative Seminars 

All seminars will be held in English.

2014

INFORMATION- AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: 25 - 26 March 2014
 Big Data: From Life Sciences, Engineering and Social Sciences to Business Analytics

 

Previous Initiative Seminars

2013
BUILT ENVIRONMENT: 5 December 2013
Global Challenges - Local Actions
 
NANO: 28-29 November 2013
Exploring the molecules of life
 
 
MATERIAL: 30 September - 2 October 2013
Materials for tomorrow
 
TRANSPORT: 12 September 2013
The road to transports of tomorrow (in Swedish)
 
LIFE SCIENCE ENGINEERING: 29 August 2013
Technology and Human Health: Advances in Systems Medicine
 
ENERGY: 14-16 May 2013
Chalmers Energy Conference
2012

LIFE SCIENCES: 19 November 2012
From Human health to Biosustainability

MATERIAL: 23-25 October 2012
Materials for Tomorrow

NANO: 16-17 October 2012
Nano for Life Sciences

INFORMATION- AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: 4 October 2012
Green ICT

PRODUCTION: 20 September
Inaugeration of Production Systems Labratory

TRANSPORT: 28-29 August 2012
Transport efficiency (in collaboration with CLOSER and University of Gothenburg)

ENERGY: 28-29 March
Electricity for tomorrow

2011

BUILT ENVIRONMENT: October 28-29
Computational Design (Design och Kontruktionsdagen will be part of the event)

MATERIAL SCIENCE: October 18-19
Materials for Tomorrow

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: September 20-21
Future World-Class Information & Communication Engineers

TRANSPORT: September 8
Samverkan och demonstration – vägen till gröna, säkra och effektiva transporter!

PRODUCTION: September 13

Sustainable Production - A Global Challenge

ENERGY: 26-27 January
Bridging to Sustainable Energy Systems

2010

NANO: May 27–28
Nanotechnology for a Changing World: Science, Opportunities, Challenges

LIFE SCIENCES: August 18–20
Industrial Systems Biology, Sustainable production of fuels and chemicals

BASIC SCIENCES: September 15-16
Mathematics; Vetenskapliga modeller - en bild av verkligheten (in Swedish)

TRANSPORT: September 28-29
Förbränningsmotorer i ett uthålligt transportsystem – från förbränning till avgaser (in Swedish)

MATERIAL SCIENCE: October 13-15
Materials for tomorrow

2009

June 1-2
At the interface between life and matter

2008

April 9-10
Evolution of sustainable human settlements

April 22-23
Visualization - a global language

October 7-8
Samspelet människa och teknik

October 15-16
Teknik och byggande för en åldrande befolkning

2007

November 7-8
Material för framtiden