31 Aug 2023

Welcome Meeting 2023 – a success

Welcome Meeting 2023 sparked networking and exciting discussions. On 28-30 August more than 200 WISE researchers and distinguished guests gathered at Vildmarkshotellet in Kolmården, outside of Norrköping.

The event was a great opportunity for the new PhDs and Postdocs to meet other researchers and to get an introduction to the goals and status of WISE.

Over the three-day event, the participants got to listen to presentations given by representatives from industry and academia. There was also a poster session that gave ample opportunities for further networking and discussions.

Some of you kindly expressed your thoughts about the best of the Welcome Meeting 2023.

-Super excited to meet so many other new PhD students starting at the same time as me, says Yasmini Portes, PhD student, Stockholm University.

-It was so amazing to hear from so many topics such as batteries, green steels and fungi, all connected to sustainability, says Lorena Sanchez, Northvolt, Uppsala University.

-Some of us are newcomers to Sweden and the WISE Welcome meeting felt like a great opportunity to meet other new PhD students, Clara Garcia, PhD student at Lund University.