To promote personal and professional growth for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), this special networking event will be arranged as part of the IEEE NMDC2019 conference. Four top female leaders/scientists are invited to share their personal successful experience on insight scientific frontiers, technology innovation strategy planning/processing and entrepreneurship culture with the participants. Hope it can inspire young professionals and PhD students to be future leaders in STEM areas, especially with focus to incorporate their considerations and actions on innovation and sustainability into their daily work/life.

The event chairs: Qin Wang (RISE Acreo) & Magnus Svensson (Vinnova Smart Electronics System program)


12:00 – Welcome, Prof. Jan Linnors, KTH
12:05 – Acknowledgments to sponsors, Dr. Qin Wang, RISE Acreo AB
12:10 – Charlotte Karlsson, director of ICT division RISE. The title of the talk: Leadership in sustainability and innovation – how do we at RISE support Swedish Society?
12:30 – Linda Lyckman, CTO of SSC, Swedish Space Corporation. The title of the talk: Why diversity matters in the space industry
12:50 – Helena Theander, director of Vinnova SIO Grafen. The title of the talk: Creating a diverse graphene innovation ecosystem in Sweden.
13:10 – Prof. Luisa Torsi, University Bari, Italy, one of plenary speakers of IEEE NMDC 2019. The title of the talk: How not to STEM women’s potential?
13:30 – end


Time: Monday, Oct 28th, 12:00-13:30
Place: The Brewery Conference Centre, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Room: TBD
Food: A light meal and softdrink will be served at the session.
Registration: TBD
Cost: The event is free of charge, sponsored by IEEE Photonics Society, Vinnova Smart Electronics System program, KTH and RISE AB