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Strategy workshop for PI's

Time to meet and discuss strategies, forming the future within the Production Area of Advance. 

The Production AoA plans to launch five new theme projects (see below) in the existing profiles. The purpose is to broaden cooperation between and within Areas of Advance at Chalmers, and clarify our strong research contribution to societal challenges. In the parallel group discussions, your input is important in forming the theme projects as well as the future outcome.

We also have two interesting guests, who will inspire us before the theme dialogues.​ The invitation mainly concern PI's. 

Date & time: 15 April, 2021, 13:15-16:15. Online event. Link will be sent out (and in Outlook calender).
Invited: PI's within the Production AoA.


13:15   Introduction
13:20   The development and role of the Production Area of Advance. Introduction Lars Nyborg
13:40   Ida Langborg, Programme Manager Sustainable Industry, Vinnova. She will talk about Vinnova's new strategic area Sustainable Industry.
14:00   Dennis Nobelius, Chief Operating Officer, Polestar. He will talk about "Challenges for an EV brand (Polestar) about to scale up; manufacturing footprint, supply chain, transportation & lead time, flexibility, IT systems, customer journey, transparency – blockchain, sustainability, cost & quality".
14:20   Paus
14:30   Theme dialogues (five parallel groups)
  • AdditiveManufacturing@Chalmers
  • DataDrivenProduction@Chalmers
  • MedTechAutomation@Chalmers
  • CircularProduction@Chalmers
  • IndustrialResilience@Chalmers​
15:20   Paus
15:30   Joint summary (5 min / theme + 5 min Lars Nyborg and Johan Malmqvist)
16:00   Summary and closing


Despription of the theme projects


Industrial resilience is the way to make industrial systems sustainable and robust against risks, disruptions, and disturbances. This emerging research hotspot engages all four profiles of the Production AoA. Currently, two PhD students, Arpita Chari and Gabriella Gatenholm, together with Professor Árni Halldórsson (TME), and Professor Johan Stahre (IMS) are publishing in the area and building a research base to fund further research. This new cross-departmental group will carry out an outreach activity during the Spring, why don’t you join us?

Johan Stahre & Árni Halldórsson, theme leaders


Automation and production within the medtech area is of increasing interest and the number of different applications is constantly increasing. Focus is on finding challenging and interesting areas where several of our research fields coincide in order to develop and creating flexible, efficient and individualized solutions. 

Petter Falkman, theme leader


The theme focusses on use of AI-based decision-making in development, planning, management and maintenance in production. The aim is to achieve higher levels of predictive and prescriptive decision support, enabling increased sustainability and competitiveness. The theme is partly linked to the Tracks course “Data-driven product realization” to ensure upscaling of research initiatives with multidisciplinary student teams.

Anders Skoogh, theme leader


The theme focusses on sustainable development with particular focus on enhancing the circularity of products and materials. Responding to excessive use of non-renewable materials and loss of valuable materials in the industrial system. We build on a unique combination of research and teaching expertise at Chalmers that works with various system levels of circular production, ranging from policy and value chains through production systems and -processes to materials and people.

Árni Halldórsson, theme leader


The theme focusses on options within additive manufacturing connected to generic solutions that can be applied for different material groups (polymers, metal, ceramics, biomaterials, etc) where novel functional properties are of interest. A common scope is precision in all kinds of dimensions: precision with respect to fine-scale geometry; precision in terms of controlled formulation of blends/mixtures: precision with respect to multifunctionality, etc.

Lars Nyborg and Anette Larsson, theme leaders


Category Workshop
Location: Online
Starts: 15 April, 2021, 13:15
Ends: 15 April, 2021, 16:15

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