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How to steer and accelerate Europe’s recovery, preparedness and resilience through European research and innovation collaborations

Cross-border research and innovation collaborations will play a key role in Europe's recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. During the spring of 2021 most of the new programmes under the financial perspective 2021-2027 are issuing the first calls including Horizon Europe.

Time: Tue 2021-06-08 09.30 - 12.00

Location: Zoom webinar


Jenny Wanselius

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The University Alliance Stockholm Trio, formed by the three most research-intensive universities in Stockholm; Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, and the local and regional authorities in the Stockholm Region have together an extensive collaboration with important actors and users in the region, as well as at national and European level.

During this webinar we will discuss how to steer and accelerate Europe’s recovery, preparedness and resilience through European research and innovation collaborations. Representatives from the region will present research and innovation collaboration projects which focus on areas in line with the EU-priority to ’accelerate the twin green and digital transitions and associated transformation of our economy, industry and society’ as well as Europe´s recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.


09.30 Welcome by Dan Andrée, Senior Advisor Stockholm Trio and moderator Amanda Crowfoot, Secretary General EUA, European University Association

09:35 Introduction speech by Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm and Chair of the Stockholm Region Association for European Affairs and Sigbritt Karlsson, President of KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Chair of Stockholm Trio

10:00 Keynote speech by Jean Eric Paquet, Director General DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

10:20 Comments by Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet

10:30 Panel presentations and discussion;

Post-pandemic effects (To be updated), Anna Mia Ekström, Clinical professor in global infectious disease epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet

Stockholm Center for Health Data – A Regional Health Data space, Clara Hellner, Director for Research and Innovation, Region Stockholm

Digital Futures: Shaping a sustainable society through digital transformation, Karl Henrik Johansson, Director of Digital Futures, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Climate city contract as a tool for the green and digital transition, Björn Hugosson, Chief Climate Officer, City of Stockholm Executive Office

Advanced climate science and European collaboration, Ilona Riipinen, Professor of atmospheric science, Stockholm University

The importance of Research & Development to continue to lead the digitalization of industries and society, Magnus Frodigh, Vice President & Head of Ericsson Research

11:50 Closing remarks by Astrid Söderbergh Widding, President of Stockholm University

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