About LIGHTer Academy
In order to strengthen our competetiveness within the lightweight field, Sweden needs to carry out world class research in carefully chosen areas. Strong research groups need to be coordinated and have the possibility to run qualified research within the areas that support industrialisation of lightweight products. That is why we have created the LIGHTer Academy network.
We set targets and provide continuity by connecting strategic research to our longterm innovative themes. Our research is focusing on basic issues and methods which can be used cross-industry and be refined in our industry-driven projects, and eventually be verified in test- and demo facilities.
The lightweight research that is coordinated by LIGHTer Academy today involves several Swedish universites and research institutes that works within technical disciplines. Together we have successfully created our national network that involes industry as well as senior scientists and PhDs. Side by side we run our appreciated LIGHTer PhD Network that joins around 50 PhDs from the country. Our first international conference was the starting signal for a larger international collaboration which will be developed over the years to come.