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KTH Energy Dialogue to focus on energy and cybersecurity to strengthen society’s resilience

KTH Energy Dialogue brings together representatives from academia, business, and politics to share knowledge and experience.
Published Oct 24, 2023

This year’s KTH Energy Dialogue, which will focus on energy security and resilience, will be held on November 30th. During a packed half day in Nymble, participants from academia, business and politics will meet to share knowledge and experience. 

"Every year, KTH Energy Dialogue has clear themes related to the transformation of the energy system. This year, given the uncertain geopolitical outlook, we’re doing things a little differently and highlighting research and development that contributes to improved security in the energy field and strengthens society’s resilience,” says Lina Bertling Tjernberg, KTH Energy Platform Director.

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Lina Bertling Tjernberg. Photo: Ateljé Uggla

KTH Energy Dialogue 2023  will open with a panel discussion on the event’s headline theme and includes Anders Wallinder, Head of Department at the Swedish Energy Agency , Charlotte Bergqvist, Cloudberry Clean Energy  and Power Woman of the Year 2022, Maja Lundbäck, special advisor to Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister and Sweden’s Energy and Enterprise Minister , Bo Wahlberg Professor and Director of Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP)  at KTH, and Bertling Tjernberg.

The second panel of the day will be opened by Pontus Johnson, Professor and Director of the Center for Cyber Defense and Information Security (CDIS) , at KTH. CDIS is a national centre for the development of knowledge to strengthen Sweden’s cybersecurity and information security. This will be followed by a discussion with Olga Kordas, university lecturer at KTH and Programme Manager for Viable Cities , and Will Usher, university lecturer in Integrated Systems Analysis for Sustainable Development at KTH.

“Throughout the day, and especially in this panel discussion, we want to highlight the conflicting goals that characterise the energy transition, for example between security, sustainable development and open source,” says Bertling Tjernberg. 

After a break for networking and a poster exhibition, it will be time for the third panel of the day, which includes examples of research in cutting-edge technologies. The panel includes Egor Babaev, Professor of Theoretical Physics at KTH, who has a proven track record in superconductor materials , Liubov Belova, Professor of Experimental Nanoscience at KTH, responsible for the development of a new manufacturing method for solar panels , Ute Cappel, formerly at KTH and now lecturer at Uppsala University in association with Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability  (WISE), and Janne Wallenius, Professor of Nuclear Energy Technology at KTH and CTO of Blykalla .

The last panel of the day will be about heat and solar energy in relation to a sustainable society. The stage will be shared by Jonas Anund Vogel, researcher and Director of the KTH Live-In Lab , Fabian Levihn, researcher at KTH and responsible for research and development at Stockholm Exergi (Stockholm’s energy company), and Rafael Eduardo Guedez Mata, researcher at the Department of Energy Technology at KTH.

“This year’s programme focuses on ground-breaking research and challenges associated with the ongoing energy transition in the context of current global uncertainty. We’ll be including voices from across society: academia, business and the political arena,” says Bertling Tjernberg. 

Full details of the programme for KTH Energy Dialogue 2023 are available in English

About KTH Energy Dialogue

KTH Energy Dialogue celebrates energy research and is an inclusive meeting place for dialogues about science-based solutions that will contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Specially invited guests are given insights into topics and areas that are crucial for the sustainable transition.

Every year, some 200 researchers, students, and representatives from business and government authorities meet to participate in discussions and share new research findings. Ideas and collaborations are raised here that contribute to new solutions and visions for a sustainable transformation of our energy system.

This year's KTH Energy Dialogue begins with a speech by Anders Söderholm, President of KTH. The moderator of the event is Willy Silberstein.

Text: Magnus Trogen Pahlén