Delegation to Japan and South Korea

Published: 23 March 2010

Prof Staffan Lundström participated the Faste Laboratory delegation trip to Japan and South Korea Feb 21—27, 2010. Other members of the delegation were Professor Lennart Karlsson, Computed Aided Design, Professor Håkan Ylinenpää, Entrepreneurship and Dr Rikard Mäki, Volvo Construction Equipment.

VINNOVA (the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems) operates a program for internationalization of knowledge-based centers named Global Links. As a part of this program, the excellence centre Faste laboratory at LTU applied for and was granted funding for further development of its international activities. After several months of careful planning by a specific work group and the executive board of Faste Laboratory in close collaboration with the Science & Technology Office in Tokyo, a final program was decided. The program included visits to potential academic and industrial partners in the Tokyo area (Japan) and Seoul and Changwon area (South Korea).

 

All visits were very successful. Of particular interest was a meeting with the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) where Staffan Lundström meet with Hong Thomas Hahn, for member of the Scientific board of SICOMP and now president of KIST. The tour also included a visit to Volvo Construction Equipments site in Changwon, South Korea. Here Staffan Lundström had the opportunity to present the research performed at the Divisions for a number of people doing research on fluid mechanics connected to excavators.

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Prof Staffan Lundström presents a token of appreciation from the north of Sweden for KIST president Hong Thomas Hahn after concluded negotiations

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From Volvo CE’s test site in Changwon, South Korea