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News International #2 2022
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International industry delegations visit Sweden
In April and May we have welcomed several international visits in the lightweight field. Companies from Germany, England and Ireland have all visited us to start cooperations with Swedish companies and researchers. It's inspiring!

We follow up the visits by participating in “Beyond Transport & Logistics – IAA TRANSPORTATION 2022” in Hannover in September, arranging a delegation for interested companies and researchers to Germany probably in November and hosting the third meeting of the European Lightweighting Network in the spring of 2023.

In September, we will close three calls. It is our annual large call for proposals for Feasibility Studies and R&D projects, LIGHTer SME and our innovation competition InfraLIGHTer Awards. Take the chance and develop cooperation with Swedish Key partners!

Thank you for an incredibly productive spring! All of you in LIGHTer's network are the best. You fill us with energy, joy and job satisfaction.

We wish you a nice and restful summer!

LIGHTer Management Team
Cecilia, Christian, and Katinka
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Great interest from Germany in the Swedish lightweight market
The interest was big and the conversations many when a delegation from Germany traveled to Sweden in May. With a focus on lightweight and mobility, seven companies and three research institutes visited Stockholm and Gothenburg for three days to make new contacts and get to know the Swedish lightweight market.
Read the full article
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LIGHTer will participate in the IAA-Transportation fair in Hannover
We have been invited to participate in the international IAA-fair in Hannover in September. LIGHTer will be part of the Swedish exhibition booth organised by FKG, the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association.
We will spread information about Swedish lightweight competencies and interests.

Please contact Christian Olsson if you have any questions regarding our participation,
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We are planning a Trade Mission to Germany
We are starting to plan for a trade mission to Germany later this autumn. We will visit several organisations with whom we hope to expand and deepen our collaborations with German lightweight actors. Do you have suggestions or questions regarding our trip? Please contact Christian Olsson,
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Roundtable event about the future of circular economy
The ELCA (European Lightweight Cluster Alliance) has organised an online roundtable event with an international group of experts from the entire value chain of composites materials to discuss the future of Circular Economy in their field. One of the expected outcomes of the roundtable is that the experts agreed on the need for a regulatory body assigned to support the infrastructure for the circularity of composites. Read more on ELCA's website:

Please contact Christian Olsson, for more information about ELCA.
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Calls for international projects
Horizon Europe is funding projects in many different areas. Read more on their website.

You can also look for open international calls within Eurostars
Read more on their website.
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We welcome six new students to LIGHTer PhD Network
We are happy to welcome six new students from different universities to LIGHTer PhD Network.

Our new students are:
Lisa Larsson, Uppsala University
Eliott Orzan, Chalmers University of Technology
Hassan Al-Karawi, Chalmers University of Technology
Carl Andersson, Luleå University
Samira Akbari, University of Borås

Ahmed Fardan Jabir Hussain, Chalmers University of Technology

Read more about LIGHTer PhD Network
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LIGHTer PhD Network & LIGHTer Academy Seminars
Don't miss the academic seminars held by LIGHTer PhD Network and LIGHTer Academy throughout the autumn semester! The seminars offer interesting talks about hot topics in lightweight research, and networking opportunities. See the calendar below for upcoming seminars.

Are you interested in knowing more about the networks? 
Please contact:
Eva-Lis Odenberger,, LIGHTer PhD Network
Malin Åkermo,, LIGHTer Academy

31 Aug

LIGHTer Academy & LIGHTer PhD Network Seminar

7 Sep

Last daty to apply for LIGHTer's large call

20-25 Sep

LIGHTer Participates at the IAA Fair in Hannover

28 Sep

LIGHTer Academy & LIGHTer PhD Network Seminar

26 Oct

LIGHTer Academy & LIGHTer PhD Network Seminar

30 Nov

LIGHTer Academy & LIGHTer PhD Network Seminar

21 Dec

LIGHTer Academy & LIGHTer PhD Network Seminar

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640x640transp Sweden's capability to develop world-leading expertise within lightweight technology will be decisive for Swedish industries' competitiveness, growth and possibilities to reach the UN’s sustainable development goals. LIGHTer is creating essential collaborations within lightweight: cross-disciplinary, cross-industry sectors that are focused, innovative and efficient.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or opinions on the newsletter or its contents.

Funding for the programme is being provided by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas.

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