Umeå Tech Arena

Umeå / Norrlandsoperan
Sweden 26 November 2019
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Right now we are in the middle of an industrial revolution which puts the industry’s innovative thinking to the test. In order to meet the global challenges, higher demands than ever are placed on the industry’s skills, changeability and willingness to cooperate. What if big corporates would start thinking like a startup, can it help them win today´s ultra-competitive environment?


In the modern industry digital twins are used; digital images of a machine, process, factory or an entire world. New abilities that create new insights, lower costs, enable us to make faster decisions and strengthen our own intelligence. We can connect internal processes with production that can be answered in real time and anticipate future needs.


Digital transformation is a revolution in the industry. Are we facing a revolution in the industry and what does it take to keep up with tech change today? That’s something we will dive into at Umeå Tech Arena this time.

How to develop a business idea

In the afternoon we will start Umeå Tech Arena by being inspired by an entrepreneur, that let us understand how it is to develop a business idea. After that you will be listening to pitches from a couple of entrepreneurs from Uminova Innovations Startup Program. The program helps the entrepreneurs to see if their business idea has a potential or not.


And as usual, there is a lot of time for networking and making new friends within the startup- and techcommunity.

Program, Tuesday Nov 26

15:30
Doors are opened


Norrlandsoperan
16:00
Part 1: How to develop a business idea
In the afternoon we will start Umeå Tech Arena by being inspired by an entrepreneur, Martin Wiklund from Sportswik, that let us understand how it is to develop a business idea. After that you will be listening to pitches from a couple of entrepreneurs from Uminova Innovations Startup Program. The program helps the entrepreneurs to see if their business idea has a potential or not. You will also listen to a conversation with the investors Anette Nordvall, Nordvest and Tove Rådelius, Norrsken Foundation.

Main stage, Norrlandsoperan
17:00
Mingle and dinner
Mingle and talk to either the participants in the progam and rest of the people in the tech- and startupcommunity in Umeå. The bar will be open and you have the opportunity to buy yourself a vegetarian wrap for 75 SEK (which will make you feel full and satisfied for the rest of the evening).

Foyer, Norrlandsoperan
18:00
Part 2: Heading towards a more automated and augmented world, how do we cope with that?
Keynote, The world as we know it is about to change, big time! Conny Svensson, Head of Digital Transformation and AI Practice Lead, CGI Sverige AB . Further presentation below

Fireside chat: Smart industry? Conny Svensson, Head of Digital Transformation and AI Practice Lead, CGI Sverige AB , Martin Ärlestig, Plant Manager, Komatstu Forest, Sandor Albrecht, Vice President RISE AI, Niklas Åström, CEO, ÅLÖ.

Collaboration and ecosystem - Trends and challenges? Stina Lantz, Program Manager, Ignite Sweden, Catarina Berglund, Innovation Manager, Automation Region.

Rest of the program will soon be presented

Main stage, Norrlandsoperan
20:00
After-party and mingle
Mingle and talk to people in the tech- and startupcommunity in Umeå or the speakers from the stage program.

Foyer, Norrlandsoperan

Find more details umeatecharena.uminovainnovation.se

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