Thursday September 21

X Meeting Point
Oslo, Norway
20 - 21/09/2017

All seminars are free to attend!

The seminar programme is being updated continiously

Wednesday - 20 September

Thursday - 21 September

9am - 10am | 20 September

Tom Nordlie

For better or worse

In this open and honest lecture, Tom shows how awareness of your own skills and opportunities, combined with collective strength and potential, can take you wherever you want, regardless of what you're doing.

Tom Nordlie, Soccer trainer, mental coach, expert commentator, spekaer, 

10.30 am - 11.30 am | 20 September


Accelerated Materials Innovation by Additive Manufacturing

In the recent few years, the rise of 3D-printing market came along with a wave of promises, some of which too good to be true! Are the advantages attended as much as they deserve and are the limitations discussed sufficiently? In general, are digital manufacturing technologies solving challenges or creating
new ones? Amin will walk you through the
innovative aspects of AM technologies from the
most hyped "product design" to the least explored
"materials innovation".

Amin Shahrestani Azar, Research Scientist

12am - 1pm | 20 September

Bård Eker

Design industry

Bård Eker, CEO, Eker Design AS

1.30pm - 2.30pm | 20 September

Maria Strömme

Nanotechnology give materials that changes our industry, our society and our way to live. A nanorevolution has already started. 

The worlds population is getting older and we need to find sustainable solutions within all industries to ensure that our next generations will be able to have a good life. Maria will present how the nanotechnology can keep an aging population healthy, how forest kan be our new plastic or smart patches and how you can compete in formel 1 in a molecular level. Count on being educated, surprised and an optimist regarding our future.

Maria Strømme, professor of nanotechnology at the Department of Engineering Sciences, Nanotechnology and Functional Materials at Uppsala University

9 am - 10 am | 21 September


Augmenting space exploration

Virtual and augmented reality promise to transport us to places that we can only imagine. When joined with spacecraft and robots, these technologies will extend humanity’s presence to real destinations that are equally fantastic. NASA’s Operations Laboratory at JPL is spearheading several ambitious projects applying virtual and augmented reality to the challenges of space exploration. Through partnerships with multiple VR and AR companies, scientists on the Curiosity Mars Rover mission are exploring the Martian terrain, engineers are experimenting with new ways to control the Robonaut humanoid, and astronauts on the International Space Station are preparing to perform their work more efficiently than ever before. The lead of these projects at NASA will share their progress so far, the challenges that lie ahead, and their vision for the future of VR and AR in space exploration.

Victor Luo, Senior Technical Lead and Human Interfaces Engineer, NASA

10.30 am - 11.30 am | 21 September


Why should we cooperate in industry in the Nordic region?

In today's globalized society, the regions play a more important role than ever. The Nordic countries are among the most innovative and digitized countries in the world and, overall, are the 10th largest economy in the world. Why should we cooperate and how do we do it in practice?

Kristin Bergersen, Communications Manager, Nordic Innovation

1.30 - 2 pm | 21 September


New markets for 3D printing: Chemical and pharmaceutical industry

Product manufacturers for a wide range of industries including car, aircraft, dental and medical industry have already embraced 3D printing technology. The potential of this disruptive technology is much broader and this lecture will address the potential of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry offered by 3D printing. The goal is to intensify processes through new tailored reactors, and structured catalysts and sorbents made possible by 3D printing.

Jasmina Hafizovic Cavka, Research Manager, SINTEF