Ph.D. Chapter is proud to organize an exclusive visit to ABB, NKT, and Hitachi Energy Companies in Västerås for a limited number of Ph.D. students on October 6, 2023 full-day (08:00-17:00). We will start our journey toward Västerås from KTH Entre (main campus) at 08:00 and will be back to KTH main campus at 17:00.
Join us for a whole day of interesting presentations and discussions, site and production lines visit, and mingle with these companies’ employees.
ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, motion, process automation and robotics & discrete automation portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. ABB’s success is based on a long history of technical leadership stretching back more than 130 years and driven forward by around 105,000 skilled employees in more than 100 countries. Corporate Research in Västerås is one of ABB’s largest research center in the world. Here, 100 innovative researchers and engineers of ~25 nationalities work with long-term research and development in ABB’s cutting-edge areas, with an emphasis on robotics, electric motor systems, electrical apparatus and automation technology. The investment in research and development in Sweden is high and a priority area within the ABB Group.
This is ABB: Welcome to Progress — ABB Group (global.abb)
NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,900 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.8 billion in 2021.
This is NKT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxblX1lkMJA
Hitachi Energy (HE) is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36000 people in 90 countries. The business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centers. Innovation is at the heart of Hitachi Energy and our research centers are the backbone. The Hitachi Energy Research center in Sweden is located in Västerås, one hour west of Stockholm. With our wide scientific/technical expertise together with our extensive lab infrastructure we drive innovation for Hitachi Energy next-next products. The center includes an extensive simulation and experimental laboratory infrastructure with 13 labs for a total footprint of 3700m2, providing a full-scale platform for power electronics, multi-physics, high-voltage testing and digital technologies.
This is Hitachi Energy: https://youtu.be/X3TFu6wNRFE
This event will be limited to 54 visitors, if you want to join this visit – make sure to RSVP through the following link.
The last day to register your interest to join us is Friday, September 22, 2023.
There would be a selection phase after the end of registration. Depending on the number of RSVP registrations, 54 visitors will be selected. After that, final visitors will receive private invitation letters with further information (including a detailed schedule and other relevant information) on their email addresses. Once you receive a formal private invitation letter at your email address, you are more than welcome to join us for this amazing event. Please register for this event only if you can attend it in person, those who are not sure if they can make it should mention this in the registration form.
It is worth mentioning that lunch, fika, and transportation are provided by companies and PhD Chapter. Thus, participants do not need to worry about these issues.