Industrial Webinar Series

The main goal of our Industrial Webinar Series is to reach to our WACQT PhD students and raise their awareness and knowledge of the WACQT industrial landscape and visions. The activity is organized under the umbrella of our Graduate School, but we believe it will be beneficial and interesting also for the WACQT community at large. The Series is therefore open to all WACQT members (postdocs, researchers, PIs).


23rd of October
Petter Bedoire, CTO Saab
Title: Quantum Technology in the Defence and Security area
​Abstract: With the recent progress within the Quantum Technology area, new exciting opportunities may arise in several businesses – so also in the Defence and Security business. Enabling precise navigation, quantum encrypted communication and extreme low power detection of stealth targets, Quantum technology has the potential of becoming a game changer. In this talk Dr. Petter Bedoire, CTO at Saab AB gives an introduction to Saab and highlights how Quantum Technology may influence and change the Defence and Security business.

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6th of November
Peter Sutton, Vice President, Software Development, Crew & Ops
Title: TBD
The online link to the webinar will be presented here

4th of December
Thierry Hours, Vice President Volvo Group CTO Office
Title: TBD
The online link to the webinar will be presented here

Past webinars

2nd of October
Dr. Anders Broo,  Director and Head of Data Science and Modeling, Pharmaceutical Sciences at AstraZeneca
Title: "Quantum Chemistry on quantum computers an AstraZeneca"

Abstract: Chemistry in the core of drug discovery and development in the Pharma industry. One big challenge is how to synthesize the active molecule in the most efficient way. Chemical reactions can be made very efficient if we optimize reaction conditions and have control over all possible side reactions. For each reaction we need to explore a large number of factors to find the best reaction path. We like to be able to explore all possible reaction paths virtually before we go out in the lab and perform the reaction. However, due to the complexity we can not evaluate all possibilities in a reasonable time. Here is where quantum computers potentially could provide a paradigm shift. We like to be able to perform highly accurate quantum chemistry calculation on reaction barriers for all possible combinations of conditions. I will outline the challenge and discuss how far away we are to be able to do use full calculations on a quantum computer.

11th of September
Dr. Azimeh Sefidcon,  Research Director at Ericsson
Title: "Merge of Quantum Technology and Telecommunication Technology"

Abstract: With the promise of Quantum technology, it is natural that all different domains start reflecting on the impact of quantum technology on their field, so is the case for experts and business leaders in telecom industry. While the effect of quantum technology could lead to super interesting and mind entertaining innovation, it also can fundamentally change the build up of a network and its capabilities. In this talk Dr. Azimeh Sefidcon, Research Director at Ericsson will give an introduction to the technologies being developed by Ericsson and further describe some of the fundamental areas of exploration for meeting point of quantum technologies in telecommunication domain. 


Published: Mon 12 Oct 2020.