Open Research Days – inspiration and knowledge sharing at its best
Digital Futures hosted the Open Research Days on 20-21 April, covering research project presentations, greeting new partners AstraZeneca, Saab and Xylem, panel discussions, networking and mingling.
The program on Day 1 included a variety of topics such as 6G Communication Sensing Computing, Safe and Smart Power Systems, Trustworthy Software and Systems, AI for Environment, Smart Mobility and Digitalized Built Environment.
Digital Futures Postdocs presented their research in a classic poster session, and Director Karl H Johansson chaired a panel discussion on ‘How to get impact from digital transformation research’ with Simon Knight, Saikat Chatterjee, Hedvig Kjellström, Tobias Oechtering, Roberto Guanciale, Emil Björnson, and Elena Gutierrez Farewik in the panel.
Day 2 focussed on the Industrial and Societal Partnership Program, where Mikael Lindström, KTH Deputy President, welcomed Digital Futures’ new partners AstraZeneca, Saab and Xylem. This Strategic Collaboration also includes partners City of Stockholm, Region Stockholm, Ericsson, and Scania.
New and current partners then joined Mikael Lindström in a lively panel discussion, where the audience contributed with lots of questions and comments. Good remarks were such as “Digital Futures is not only the place to be – but to act”, It is important to be “excited about the right things”, “Projects should be based on real problems”, “Collaboration is key” and “Result should benefit the citizens of Stockholm”.
The event covered more than 70 research projects, where Day 2 included a focus on Transforming Education, Social AI, Digitalized Medicine, Digitalized Health Care, AI for Biology, Robots and People, as well as industrial and societal innovation projects.
The event was co-organized by Professor Yifang Ban, Head of Division Geoinformatics at KTH, Associate Director for Dissemination & Impact at Digital Futures and Johanna Gavefalk, Chief Communications Officer at Digital Futures, supported by Vendela Hasselberg, Administrative Coordinator at Digital Futures and Sissi Rizko, Program Officer at Digital Futures.