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Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre's Jubilee Conference

A Celebration of a Successful German-Swedish Cooperation for Innovation!

The German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is one of the world's largest research organizations and it is engaged in innovation cooperation in several countries, including with Chalmers in Sweden. The Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics (FCC) in Gothenburg was founded by Chalmers and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to undertake and promote mathematical research to the benefits of industry, commerce, and public institutions. FCC has now become a permanent unit within Fraunhofer and we are taking the next step in our business development. This we would like to celebrate together with you.

Since FCC started in Sweden in 2001, it has conducted more than 500 industrial research projects and collaborated with nearly 200 companies. The clients, both small and large companies, come from all kinds of industry sectors such as the engineering and automotive industry, pharmaceutical, paper and packaging, electronics, energy as well as information- and communication technology. Based on advanced mathematics, FCC develops unique calculation methods and simulation software to help companies accelerate their development and create more efficient production in the smart factories of the future. Solutions developed within FCC have for example been rewarded with the Hannover Fair's first prize in Robotics in 2017.

Within the framework of the innovation platform German Swedish Tech Forum, we invite the Swedish and German industry to listen to Fraunhofer's and Chalmers efforts to create a successful research institute in industrial mathematics. As part of the program, Swedish and German companies will tell us about their challenges within industrial digitalization and you will learn how the results of Swedish-German research projects have been implemented.

We look forward to seeing you in Gothenburg on 29 May!

Johan S. Carlson
Director Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Ralph-Georg Tischer
CEO German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce



Moderation by Cecilia Warrol, Programme Director, Production 2030


Registration and Coffee


Welcome and introduction by the Presidents
Rikard Söderberg, Chairman, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre


Swedish-German Research and Innovation Cooperation
Anna Storm, Board Member, German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (Managing Director, Volvo Car Retail Solutions AB)
Marco Siebert, Director International Relations, Deutsche Messe AG


Fraunhofer and Chalmers - an Excellent Example on Swedish-German Innovation Partnership
Frank Treppe, Division Director of Corporate Strategy and International Affairs, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Stefan Bengtsson, President & CEO, Chalmers University of Technology

11.30 FCC and Mathematics as a leading edge in Industrial Digilalization

Johan S. Carlson, Director, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre



13.00 Industrial challenges in digitalization and related FCC achievements

Innovative Simulation of Papers:
Anders Brolin, Director Innovation Management, Stora Enso AB


Digitalization in Built Environment:
Christina Claeson-Jonsson, Director Research and Development, NCC AB


Integration of Flexible Parts Simulation into the Automotive Development Process:
Nicolas Hofheinz, Innovations Vehicle and Production Integration, BMW AG


The Digital Factory:
Lars-Henrik Jörnving, Vice President, Scania

14.40 Strategic Innovation Program - Production 2030

Cecilia Warrol, Programme Director, Production 2030


Closing remarks
Rikard Söderberg, Chairman, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre


Mingle and coffee


For whom
The event is mainly for manufacturing companies, invited members and guests to Fraunhofer-Chalmers Center and the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. If you have not received an invitation but are interested in coming or want to become a member, please contact Sophia Loader.


Sophia Loader



+46-8-665 18 62

29. Mai
Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmersplatsen 1

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