Project Kick-off

Dear members of the RIT project,

We have the great pleasure to invite you to the Kick-off of the project RIT* that will take place in Kiruna on October 1-2. The objective of the kick-off is to gather all members of the project to familiarize ourselves with each other and the project’s purpose and goals. Together we will initiate a common way forward and focus especially on the up-coming “Meeting Points” that will be arranged every 6 months. These meetings will help us achieve the project’s goal for the Space industry in the region to increase its capacity in research and innovation collaboration between academia, industry and the innovation support system.

This invitation is sent to the contact persons for the project partners (see attached file) and if you would like to bring further colleagues along, please do. It is also sent to others who might be interested in participating in some of the activities that are planned within the projects lifetime (students at LTU, members of Space Kiruna, SMEs in Norrbotten etc).


Program October 1st

13.30 Welcome Jonas Ekman
Prefect, Luleå university of technology
13.45 Presentation of the project RIT Johanna Bergström-Roos
Project Manager RIT, LTU Business
14.00 Inspiration Invited guest
14.15 Presentation of partners and their expectations The space industry: SSC, GKN, OHB Sweden, NanoSpace and ÅAC Microtec
15.00 Coffee
15.30 Presentation of partners and their expectations Public sector: Kiruna kommun
Innovation system: LTU Business, ABI, Progressum
Academia: LTU
16.30 Workshop 1
Purpose & Objectives of the project RIT
Johanna Bergström-Roos, Project Manager RIT
Olle Persson, head of RIT Work Package 1 – “Centre of Excellence Space Technology”
Marta-Lena Antti, head of RIT Work Package 2 – “Graduate School of Space Technology”
17.00 Presentations of the
outcome of Workshop 1
All groups
18.00 Bus to town
19.00 Dinner


Program October 2nd

Breakfast and check-out
8.00 Practicalities for project members Johanna Bergström-Roos
9.30 Coffee
10.00 Workshop 2
Future activities within the project
Johanna Bergström-Roos
Olle Persson, head of “RIT Work Package 1”
Marta-Lena Antti, head of “RIT Work Package 2”
11.00 Presentations of the
outcome of Workshop 2
All groups
11.30 Summary Jonas Ekman and Johanna Bergström-Roos
12.00 Lunch

We will stop in time so those who will take the flight (13.30) or the train (13.50) will have time to eat lunch.