The Nordic Battery Collaboration between Business Sweden, Innovation Norway and Business Finland, invite you to the third



ASSAR Innovation Arena/Skövde APRIL 9-10th 2024

The theme for this gathering is the green transformation that takes part in the Nordics and the opportunities and challenges that follow.

West Sweden is one of the regions you can see this transformation more clearly and that is why we look forward in welcoming you to Skaraborg to capture the opportunities and see how we can overcome the challenges together.

Program outline

The program is subject to ongoing updates.

April 9th

11.30 Drop-in lunch at ASSAR Venue

12.00 Buses from Hotel Billingehus to ASSAR Venue

13.00 Modul 1 - Grasping the opportunities of the Transformation

  • Welcome and introductions by the Nordic Ambassadors to Sweden
    - Jessica Olsson, Business Sweden
    - Benedicte Fasmer Waaler, Innovation Norway
    - Ilkka Homanen, Business Finland

  • Welcome Address
    - Therese Sahlström (KSO SKövde and Chairperson Region Skaraborg)
    - Aud Kolberg, Ambassador of Norway to Sweden
    - Maimo Henriksson, Ambassador of Finland to Sweden
  • The Nordics in a global context - possibilities, strengths and weaknesses of the Nordic battery industry
  • - Bo Normark, European Battery Alliance
  • Welcome to the largest industrial region in the Nordics - opportunities and challenges
    - Klas Ericson, Sweden's National Coordinator for the Battery Industry
    - Gustaf Zettergren Head of RDI, Transformation and Competence
  • Setting the scene: Volvo Group – building a Gigafactory in Mariestad
    - Fredrik Agelén, Head of Volvo Battery Mariestad Operations
  • Panel: “How to build a sustainable Nordic battery supply chain”
    - Moderator: Jesssica Olsson, Head of Energy and Transport Europe, Business Sweden

    - Fredrik Agelén, Head of Volvo Battery Mariestad Operations
    - Frank Bråthen, Managing Director, Siemens Digital Industries Norway
    - Marko Kuokkanen, Sales and Marketing Director, GigaVaasa

15.50 Module 2 – Competence and talent attraction

  • Setting the scene: “The challenge to secure talent and competence in battery manufacturing”
    - Oskar Falk, Senior Manufacturing, NOVO Batteries
  • Panel: "How can the nordic regions work together to address the talent/competence challenge?"
    - Oskar Falk, Senior Manufacturing, NOVO Batteries
    - Anna-Lena Johansson, Head of Competence Management, Business Region Gothenburg
    - Hans Fogelberg, Region Västra Götaland
    - Ulf Månsson, Municipality of Skellefteå

17.10 Wrap up day one

17.30 Buses to Hotel Billingehus

19.00 Predrinks and dinner att Billingehus

        April 10th

        08.30 Buses from Hotel Billingehus to ASSAR

        09.00 Module 3 – Building a circular Nordic Battery Value Chain

        • Good morning and welcome
          Jessica Olsson, Business Sweden
          - Benedicte Fasmer Waaler, Innovation Norway
          - Ilkka Homanen, Business Finland

        • Setting the scene: Nordic recycling, re-use, new materials and circularity
          - Marte Stramland, Business Development, Battery Recycling, Hydrovolt
        • Fireside chat: Key aspects of building a circular nordic battery ecosystem
          - Moderator: Pål Runde, Battery Norway

          - Marte Stramland, Business Development, Battery Recycling, Hydrovolt
          - Marcus Martinsson, Product Area Manager Batteries, Stena Recycling
          - Rasmus Lindqvist, Head of Data, Cling Systems
          - Fortum
        • Panel: “Key aspects of building a circular Nordic battery ecosystem” (Working title)
          - Marte Stamland, Hydrovolt
          - Stena Recycling
          - Fortum
        • Fireside chat: A Nordic Supply Chain - the importance of localized supply chain and equipment manufacturing in the Nordics
          - Dr. Ing. Petrik Ziebeil, Chief Technical Officer, Quintus Technologies AB
          - Christoffer Blomqvist, Head of Purchasing Volvo Battery Mariestad, Volvo Group Purchasing
          - Bo Normark, European Battery Alliance

        11.15 LUNCH

        12.00 Module 4 - Site visits

        • ASSAR
        • Volvo Group - Virtual site visit at Volvo Group

        14.30 Drop out mingle and a – small snack to go

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