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NORDTEK 2016 Conference

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Venue
Cortex Park, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Cortex Park 26, 5230 Odense M

Theme: The University and the Industry

The technical universities in Northern Europe have strong traditions for collaborating with industry. This collaboration spans joint research, education and innovation. The NORDTEK conference 2016 aims to explore the effects of this collaboration. The participants will identify best practices and discuss how the collaboration should evolve to maximise societal benefit.
The objective of the conference will be to identify which joint steps to take and which changes should be implemented to ensure that technical universities optimally support industry in securing competitive and job creating industrial production in high wage economies.

Programme - 10th June 2016

8.00: Bus transport from hotels

 8.30: Registration and coffee

 09.00: Opening speech
By Hilmar B. Janusson, Dean, University of Iceland and President for NORDTEK

 09.10: Motivation of Theme
By Henrik Bindslev, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark and Moderator Carsten Orth Gaarn-Larsen, CEO, CLEAN

09.30: The importance of research and innovation in securing production in high wage economies
By Jan-Eric Sundgren, Senior advisor to the CEO Volvo Group

10.15: Break

10.30: Session 1: What does it take to retain production in high wage economies?

Introduction talk 1: Industry view
By Bjarne Lykke Sørensen, Division Director for Industry at Siemens Denmark

Introduction talk 2: Academic view
By Denis Özdemir, Managing Director, Cluster of Excellence, “Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries”, Aachen

Groups discussions
The discussion is facilitated by a group chair who participates in the round table discussions. The purpose of the group discussions is to identify potential solutions for solving the challeng of this session's theme.

12.00: Networking Lunch

12.45: Session 2: How can universities optimally support industry?
Which joint steps to take and which changes should be implemented to ensure that technical universities optimally support industry?

Introduction talk 1: Industry view
By Lars R. Enevoldsen, Group Vice President at Grundfos and chairman for Manufaturing Academy Denmark (MADE)

Introduction talk 2: Academic view
By Professor Lars Bengtson, Professor at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University

Groups discussions
The discussion is facilitated by a selected group chair who participates in the round table discussions. The
purpose of the group discussions is to identify potential solutions for solving the challenge of this session’s
theme.

14.15: University and industry collaboration from the students point of view
By Dzenita Hasic and Jesper Birch Carlsen, Students at University of Southern Denmark

14.35 Findings from the NORDTEK entreneurship Summer school 2016
By students from the summer school

14.45 Coffee and cake

15.15 Two round tables discussions with group chairs
The group chairs from sessions will discuss and identify the needed joint steps to take in securing
competitive and job creating industrial production in high wage economies. The discussion is moderated by
Carsten Orth Gaarn-Larsen.

16.15 Conference statement and closing

16.30 End of conference

 19.00: Dinner at Restaurant Nordatlanten at Nordatlantisk Hus

 

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