SARC Kickoff Resumée
The SARC kickoff 2018 was a two days event full of interesting presentations, (panel) discussions and mingel (Swedish term for networking) with ca. 110 representatives from academia, research, industry and politic.
Carl Rosén, Director General of the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, has inaugurated the SARC center. Further opening ceremony laudation speeches were given by Per-Olof Brehmer (Head of Department IEI/Linköping University), Stefan Andersson (SAAB), Patrik Johansson (GKN), Sanna Edlund (VINNOVA) and Peter Värbrand (Vice Rector LiU).
The center content and organisation structure were presented by the center directors Dan Henningson (KTH), Tomas Grönstedt (Chalmers) and Petter Krus (LiU). The importance roll and future expectations on the SARC center from the viewpoint of VINNOVA was highlighted by INNOVAIRs program director Anders Blom.
Valuable inputs for the ramp-up of the SARC.Academy Ph.D. school were collected during a panel discussion with Leif Larsson, the formal director of the ENDREA forskarskolan. The workshop were closed with a common lunch between the airplane of the exciting exhibition of the Flygvapenmusem and a Technical Tour through the Caravelle.