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WISE Dialogue

March 22 @ 12:00 - March 23 @ 13:30

NOTE: Attendance by invitation only.

The first-ever internal WISE conference is held in Stockholm at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) on 22-23 March 2023 and will target future energy systems, circularity, and sustainability policy.

The WISE Dialogue will include the WISE community and representatives from industry and society and will serve as a kick-off for future conversations covering sustainability through material science.

On the agenda are among others, talks by Mats W Lundberg, Head of sustainability at Sandvik, Lars Hultman, President of Advisory committee WISE and Professor at Linköping University,  Professor Carl Folke, Swedish ecologist and economist, director of the Beijer Institute, and founder and chairman of the board of the Stockholm Resilience Center at Stockholm University and Maria Åstrand, Vice President Cathode Materials, Northvolt.


22 March

11:30: Registration is open

12:00: Lunch

13:00: Welcome to WISE Dialogue 2023 – Sara Mazur & Peter Wallenberg

13:15: WISE Status and information – Magnus Berggren & Olle Eriksson

14:00: WISE policy paper – Lars Hultman – Chair WISE Advisory Board

14:45: Group photo

14:55: Coffee break

15:15: A Anthropocene and a sustainable future – Carl Folke, Director of the Beijer Institute

16:00: Material development for the growth of a new Swedish industry producing the greenest batteries in the world –  Maria Åstrand, Vice President Cathode Materials, Nothvolt

16:45: What is an Academy of Sciences? A historical informed introduction and walk-around Group session- Karl Grandin, Director of and Professor at the Center for History of Science at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

18:00: End

19:30: Dinner


23 March

09:00: Welcome

09:05: Lectures by WISE PI:s: Kristiina Oksman, Jonas Weissenrieder, Eleni Stavrinidou, Annelie Kruve

10:05: Coffee break

10:30: Presentation by Mats W Lundberg, Head of sustainability, Sandvik

11:00: IKEA Material strategy and challenges – Stefan Månsson – Material & Innovation development manager

11:30: WISE Quiz

12:30: Lunch

13:30: End


Practical information

The registration opened during week 1, 2023. You have received an invitation to your email with a link to the registration.Last day for registration is January 20.If you have registered but can’t attend the WISE Dialogue, you need to unregister in order to reduce food waste. In that case, send an e-mail to info@wise-materials.org

Accomondation and travels

All participants are responsible for arranging their accommodation and travels. Make sure to book your accommodation well in advance of the conference. One recommendation is to book a hotel near the T-central. Suggestions for hotels nearby se below:  



March 22 @ 12:00
March 23 @ 13:30
Event Category:


WISE, Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability
013-28 10 00
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Kungliga Vetenskapsakademin, Stockholm
Lilla Frescativägen 4A
Stockholm, 114 18 Sweden
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08-673 95 00