19:00-21:00

Welcome Mingle - Vetenskapens Hus, Luleå

Welcoming meet-and-greet for early arrivers hosted by the Mayor's of Luleå and Piteå, as well as the Governor of Norrbotten.

07:45-08:30

Ice activities in Luleå harbor

Winter activities on the frozen sea in the local harbor, such as ice skating and sleighing. Suitable winter clothes will be provided by Demo North for those who have signed up for the session in their registration.

09:30-10:30

Registration - Kulturens Hus, Luleå

Registration of arrival at the Summit, and collection of visitor badges. Coffee and lighter breakfast will be provided.

10:30-11:00

Opening

Official opening of Demo North by Chana Svensson, the host and moderator of the Summit, Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, the Chancellor of Luleå University of Technology, and Krister Nilsson, State Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs of Sweden.

Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is the region’s leading university, founded in 1971. It has since grown into one of Europe's leading universities for applied research, and has long been an engine of technical development in the region.

11:05-11:40

KEYNOTE: Facebook

11:40-12:15

KEYNOTE: Hybrit

12:15-13:00

Lunch & Check-in

Lunch, including networking opportunity with our local entrepreneurs working on sustainable technologies. Possibility for late arrivals to check-in at their hotels.

13:15-13:50

KEYNOTE: NASA

13:50-14:00

Information about Technical Visits

Practical information on transportation and logistics for technical visits during the afternoon.

14:15-14:30

Bus to Technical Visit

Transportation to off-site locations for technical visits.

14:30-18:00

2 x Technical Visits

  • Luleå University of Technology
  • Arctic Business Incubator
  • Mobilaris
  • RISE ICE
  • Swerim
  • SSAB
Read more on the Conference page

18:00-18:10

Bus back to Luleå city

Transportation back to Luleå city center from technical visits. Pick-up of winter clothes for outdoor activities.

18:10-19:15

Evening preparations

19:15-23:00

Dinner on ice & aurora sightseeing

An experience for all the senses. Snow white landscape in the midwinter darkness. Candelabra, linen tablecloths, a crackling fire and a three-course gourmet meal. All on ice. Literally. Because we are out on the Gulf of Bothnia. Knowing the sea is below us gives the dinner a new dimension. If the sky is clear the northern lights will also provide a sight to remember.

08:10-09:10

Bus to Piteå with snacks

Bus transfer to  the neighboring city of Piteå; light snacks will be provided.

09:45-10:00

Welcome to Piteå - Studio Acusticum, Piteå Science park

Warm reception and introduction to Piteå and today's schedule by Anders Lundkvist, the Mayor of Piteå.

10:00-10:30

KEYNOTE: Sunpine

10:35-11:05

KEYNOTE: Northvolt

11:10-11:40

KEYNOTE: LKAB

11:45-11:50

Information about Technical Visits

11:50-12:50

Lunch & Start-up mingle

Lunch and networking opportunity with local entrepreneurs from Piteå Science park.

13:00-13:20

Bus to Technical Visit

Transportation to off-site locations for technical visits.

13:30-17:00

2 x Technical Visits

  • SEB - Investment opportunities
  • Sunpine
  • Arctic Falls
  • Fortlax
  • Svevind / Markbygden
Read more on the Conference page

17:00-17:15

Bus back to Piteå city

We return to Piteå city center from technical visit locations.

17:30-17:45

Max Burgers

Frida Sjödin, Sustainable brand experience manager at Max Burgers, joins us to talk about the strategic sustainability work of the award winning burger restaurant Max.

18:00-19:00

Return trip to Luleå

Bus transfer to Bistro Norrland for tonight's dinner.

19:00-Late

Dinner & Party - Bistro Norrland

At a local gastronomy restaurant located in the harbor, we will enjoy incredible food and drinks.

08:30-10:00

Ice activities in Luleå Harbor

We head out to the local harbor for outdoor activities hosted by Vattenfall. More information will be posted shortly.

10:00-11:00

Check-out from hotels

11:00-11:35

KEYNOTE: Vattenfall - Kulturens Hus, Luleå

11:40-12:10

Panel discussion

We wrap up the Demo North Conference with a final panel discussion on the key take-aways from the event.

12:15-12:35

Wrap-up

The host and moderator of Demo North wraps up the conference with final remarks.

12:35-13:35

Lunch & Farewells

We share a final lunch together and wish each other a safe journey home.