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Space invasion in Kiruna

Published: 12 April 2017

Sweden's leading space scientists, representatives from the space industry and policymakers. All will gather in Kiruna in May, to attend Rymdforum – Sweden's largest meeting place for stakeholders in the space area.

– We have invested in space science in recent years, with a new round of the Graduate school in Space Technology and the recruitment of several internationally acknowledged professors. We believe in a greater interest in research and development in space-related fields. To succeed, it is important that stakeholders in the country work together. I see Rymdforum as an opportunity to deepen existing and initiate new collaborations, says Johan Sterte, Vice-chancellor at Luleå University of Technology.

Researchers and stakeholders

Rymdforum is held every two years by the NGO Rymdforum Sverige.

Luleå University of Technology is one of the sponsors of Rymdforum, which this year will be held 8-10 May in Kiruna.

Among the participants are Luleå University of Technology’s professors Reza Emami and Javier Martin-Torres, researchers from Chalmers and KTH – Christer Fuglesang, KTH Space Center, members of parliament Allan Widman, Betty Malmberg and Thomas Strand and Swedish National Space Board’s Director- General Olle Norberg.

The program for Rymdforum can be found here.

Regional growth in the aerospace industry

Directly adjacent to Space Forum  a "Space Innovation Forum 4", is organized, with the aim of boosting growth and innovation in the region. Small and medium enterprises are invited to meet the space company and discuss how they are working on product development and innovation, and how regional companies can contribute to this.

The entire program of "Space Innovation Forum 4" can be found here.

Johanna Bergström Roos

Johanna Bergström Roos, Project Manager RIT

Phone: 070-5446021
Organisation: LTU Business AB, Space Technology, External, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering