Lunch seminar AoAs Energy & Transport

Lunch seminar: Successful, industry relevant research projects - focus on FFI

​Areas of Advance Transport and Energy are happy to invite you to a lunch seminar on 14 March.
Fordonsstrategisk forskning och innovation (FFI) finances research and development activities regarding road transport and Swedish automotive industry. The activities have a focus on climate, environment and safety, and the grants amount to about SEK 1 billion per year.
At this seminar we bring up examples of how FFI projects can be performed with a balance between academic excellence and industrial relevance. We will also hear the Swedish Energy Agency's (Energimyndigheten) view on successful FFI projects.


Maria Grahn, Director of Area of Advance Energy
Peter Kasche, Swedish Energy Agency
This presentation will be in Swedish, with slides in English.

Abstract: Fordonsstrategisk forskning och innovation (FFI) finansierar forsknings- och utvecklingsverksamhet för cirka en miljard kronor per år. Idag går den största andelen av de statliga medlen till akademin.
FFI:s övergripande mål är att minska vägtransporternas miljöpåverkan, minska antalet skadade och dödade i trafiken samt stärka den internationella konkurrenskraften.

Presentationen kommer att innehålla följande:
•    Kort information om FFI (Fordonsstrategisk Forskning och Innovation).
•    Vilka delar ska ingå i en FFI-ansökan?
•    Vilka kriterier utvärderas ansökan avseende?
•    Vad är viktigast att fokusera på och vad är det oftast som saknas i ansökningarna idag?
Prof. Lars Davidson, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Chalmers

Abstract: FFI is the most important financial source for doing research related to automotive. Research projects must get active support from industry. This means there's a great risk that the research projects are too focused on solving the industry's immediate needs rather than doing research which is relevant for industry.

However, if the academy has the right cooperation partners (persons) in industry, interesting research can indeed be carried out in FFI projects. These projects are much more interesting - both for the supervisor and the PhD student - than pure scientific projects financed by, say, VR, because there are persons (end-users) in the project who are really interested in the outcome.

In the seminar, I will give three exampes of succesful FFI projects where the industrial partners were brave enough to simplify the industrial case so that interesting research could be made.
Questions and discussion
Category Seminar
Location: Afrodite, lecture hall, Chalmers teknikpark, Johanneberg Science Park
Starts: 14 March, 2018, 12:00
Ends: 14 March, 2018, 14:00

Published: Wed 21 Feb 2018. Modified: Wed 14 Mar 2018