[ABB] Overcoming Barriers in Corporate-Startup Relations

Created by Lukas Keller Partner on 30-Jan-2017

Thursday, 9 February 2017 at SynerLeap, ABB Corporate Research Center; Västerås

Starts at 15:00 · Ends at 19:30, CET (Europe/Berlin)

  • Lukas Keller
  • Ahmed Jaudat Nahian
  • Wojciech Orzechowski
  • Gabriele Catalano

[This is an external event, organised by ABB. Sign-ups on this platform do not give you a place on site. You HAVE TO sign-up through the meetup-link (and create an account there as well). The event is independent from InnoEnergy and the CommUnity. This merely serves for internal aggregation, promotion and travel funding allocation.]


Let's go to Västerås   

Join us for networking, exploring master thesis opportunities or just for fun! It's free.

The catch: The train there costs a few SEK (100-150 student price, roundtrip) 

CommUnity will cover 100% for CommUnity Representatives and 50% for InnoEnergy programme students, PhD's  and alumni (up to 10, first come first serve). If you want this support, CLICK ATTEND HERE and comment below this event so we can see who are the first 10 getting the support. 





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Welcome to “the heart of robotics & energy” and explore SynerLeap, ABB's new arena for collaboration. Leading experts discuss their technology predictions for 2017 and the state of the Swedish innovation landscape in the year ahead.

Speakers: Marie Wall (Regeringskansliet) Stefan Fölster (Reforminstitutet) Peter Löfgren (SynerLeap) Aleksandar Zuza (IF Metall) Bertil Thorvaldsson (ABB Robotics) Martin Anderlind (SGF Energy)

Moderator: Bengt Eliasson - Silicon Vikings

Networking and demo session: At the event there will be a networking session where you can meet some of the startups from SynerLeap, the region and others. They will showcase their products and solutions.

Lab tour: There will be a unique opportunity to visit the labs at ABB Corporate Research. There will be two alternatives: The CoBot lab where YuMi was born or the energy storage lab. Sign up for the lab tour of your choice by sending an email to rolf.e.lindstrom@se.abb.com. Note! Limited number of participants, don't hesitate!

SynerLeap is an innovation growth hub located in the heart of the ABB Corporate Research Center in Västerås Sweden.The purpose is to create an ecosystem where ABB can utilize and enable small technology companies to grow and expand on a global market in three areas: industrial automation, robotics and energy. 


Important: As the event will take place in a research area it is important to be able to show an ID when entering the venue, so please bring your driving license etc


Driving from Stockholm – approx. 1,5 Hours.

Train from Stockholm – approx. 1 Hour


15:00-15:45 –
Check-in, registration and networking

15:45-16:00 – Welcome address

16:00-16:45 – Scaling Together

How can players in the Swedish Eco System overcome barriers in corporate - startup collaboration?

-  Example of areas of special interest

-  What does it take to get the job done?

-  Some good examples

16:45-17:15 – Networking break 

17:15-18:15 – Deep Dives in two Industries

-  Outlook & Collaboration in Robotics

-  Outlook & Collaboration in Energy

18:15-19:15 – Expo & Lab visits

SynerLeap, ABB Corporate Research Center; Västerås

Forskargränd 8 Västerås Sweden