Inauguration 24-25 August 2006

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Inauguration 24
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25 August 2006

Swedish Center for Biomimetic Fiber Engineering


"Think Nature"

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Innovative Sweden

Artist: Olafur Eliasson, Green River
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a video documentation from a performance in Moss Norway 1998


Stockholm, Sweden

Al
baNova
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The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)


Day 1
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24 August 2006
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Opening 14.00
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17.00

Day 2
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25 August 2006
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Scientific Minisymposium 9.30
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16.30


The Swedish Center for Biomimetic Fiber Engineering is a new cross
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disciplinary strategic cente
r of
Excellence at KTH. Our research stems from the appreciation of the special and very useful properties
of plant cell walls, characteristics which, from a long
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term perspective, have the potential of
revolutionizing the field of novel material design. T
hrough detailed studies and knowledge mining
concerning the fundamental mechanisms responsible for plant cell wall formation, we set out to mimic
the natural process (Biomimetics) with the aim of creating new tools for the development of unique and
advance
d tailor
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made materials.

Nature’s design is our source of inspiration.

Our partners are the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Swedish University of Agricultural
Sciences (SLU) and STFI
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Packforsk. The strategic research center is financed by the Swe
dish
Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and the partners. For more information on the center, see the
unofficial homepage:
www.biotech.kth.se/biomime/.


Registration

Attendance is free but requires
registration for those who wish to attend the inauguration on August 24, 2006.
Registration should be made by email
to “
biomime@biotech.kth.se
” no later than August 10. Please provide
name, affiliation and con
tact information for all attendees. Homepage: www.biotech.kth.se/biomime



Day 1

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24 August 2006

Preliminary program


Moderator: Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Professor and Chair of General Management, School of
Business, Stockholm University, Sweden



14.00 Inauguration of the Center

Anders Flodström, President of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm


Lars Rask, VD Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

Ulf Carlson, Chairman of the Board of the Center

Tuula Teeri, Professor and Director
of the Center


14.30 Biomimetics and Nature

Julian Vincent, Professor of Biomimetics at University of Bath

Success with Biomimetics

Fredrika Spindler, PhD in Philosophy, Södertörn University College

Nature: A Philosophical Approach

15.15 Short Break
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Scr
eening
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“ Biomimetics Clipps”

15.30 Business and Product Development

Mats Johnson, CEO SweTree Technologies

From Innovation to Product: (Bio)Technology Transfer to the Forest Industries

Lars Uno Larsson, Founder Swedish Biomimetics 3000
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A VPO (Venture P
hilantrophic

Organisation)


Funding of Translational Research in Biomimetics to Commercial Candidates

15.50 By Design
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How to Communicate and Materialize Inherent Potentials


Mats Brodén, Founder The Material Point


An Approach for Communicating Inherent
Potentials


Cecilia Hertz, Founder/CEO Umbilical Design


Technology Transfer: From Discovery to Product


Fredrik Magnusson, CEO Propeller, Strategic Design Director


Visualizing Ideas

16.30 Closing: Questions and Final Statements

17.00 Buffé and Wine

Vid
eo Screening of Green River by the artist Olafur Eliasson


Between talks: “ Biomimetic Clipps”

Educational DVD´s provided by Swedish Biomimetics 3000

The inauguration is co
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organized with:

The Material Point

Thanks to:

Lars Uno Larsson, Founder Swedish
Biomimetics 3000







Day 2

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25 August 2006

Preliminary program



09.30
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16.30 Scientific Minisymposium

Moderator/Host: Tuula Teeri


9:30 Coffee

10.00

Stefan Ståhl, KTH

Welcoming Statement

Tuula Teeri, KTH


Biomimetics and Fiber
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based Materials D
evelopment

Julian Vincent, University of Bath

TRIZ: a Systematic Approach to Problem Solving

Vincent Bulone, KTH

In Vitro Carbohydrate Biosynthesis

Birte Svensson, DTU, DK

Enzymology of Starch Processing

12.00 Lunch

13.00

Robert Gilbert, AU


To be anno
unced

Mark Rutland, KTH

Novel Approaches for Fiber Surface Modification and Characterization

Derek Gray CA


Properties of Cellulose Microcrystalline Particles and Thin Films

14.20 Coffee Break

15.00

Lars Berglund, KTH


Microcrystalline Cellulose Nanoc
omposites

Ton Peijs


To be announced

16:30 Session ends