NanoForum Summit 2019
Theme: Nano Medicine

The theme for this year’s conference is Nano Medicine, where the topics of research, entrepreneurship and quality assurance development are in focus. 

At NanoForum we create meaningful encounters around the most important topics for our future. With a highly relevant audience, including policy makers, investors, world class scientists and entrepreneurs, NanoForum is the most important meeting for the Scandinavian Nano community. 

Prepare yourself for a mind-blowing journey in the smallest of worlds. 

Join and benefit from the conference in several ways: 

  • Be inspired on how to run your business most effectively by some of the best in the industry. 
  • Get an insight into the latest research, listen to speakers with knowledge, competence and experiences from the forefront of Nano Medicine. 
  • Find commercial partners for innovation. 
  • Expand your network and exchange ideas.

SwedNanoTech members have a discounted price for the conference, and those who are not yet part of the network will automatically receive membership for the rest of 2019 with the purchase of a ticket. Purchase tickets through the Ticket button above.

If you would like to be an exhibitor during the conference you can purchase an Exhibitor ticket. This includes a place in the exhibition, one ticket to attend the conference, and the opportunity to present your company to conference guests during the pitch segment of the program. Purchase the Exhibitor ticket through the ticket button or contact Göran Lidgren for more information,


Saeid Esmaeilzadeh (PhD)
Serial-entrepreneur and co-founder of the Serendipity Group

Dr. Saeid Esmaeilzadeh has established and managed a range of research-intensive companies in various industries. He holds several executive and non-executive board positions at Swedish and international companies within industries such as; MedTech, BioTech and Advanced Materials.

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Magnus Eriksson
General Partner & Deputy CEO of Stoaf

Magnus Eriksson is a General Partner & Deputy CEO at Stoaf (previously known as Stockholm Business Angels), a Swedish VC firm that invests in early stage startups within Life Science, Advanced ICT, Advanced Industrial Technology and Sustainable Energy. 

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Anton Frisk Kockum
Researcher at the Wallenberg Centre

Anton Frisk Kockum is a researcher at the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology, at Chalmers University of Technology. Anton is a theoretical physicist working on quantum computing and quantum optics, including circuit quantum electrodynamics, ultrastrong light-matter coupling, and quantum acoustics.

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Agneta Richter Dahlfors
Professor, Director of Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center, KI

Under the leadership of Agneta Richter-Dahlfors, the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center has grown into an academic center where interdisciplinary research flourishes, combining basic and applied research to push the frontlines of our knowledge base. At the same time the team engages in use-inspired basic research with high relevance for immediate applications. This strategy ensures that investments made in cutting edge research do translate into healthcare innovation, societal use and economic growth.

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Bengt Fadeel
Professor of Medical Inflammation Research

Bengt Fadeel is a Professor of Medical Inflammation Research and Head of the Division of Molecular Toxicology at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Insti-tutet. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences in 2012 and he is Chair of the scientific panel of the national nanosafety platform, SweNanoSafe, (since 2016). He is Chief Editor of the nanotoxicology section of Frontiers in Toxicology.

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Eric Johnston
Dr. Eric Johnston, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at Sigrid Therapeutics

Dr. Eric V. Johnston is specialized in the design and production of synthetic mesoporous silica at Sigrid Therapeutics. He has a diverse scientific background with research experience in materials chemistry, small-molecule synthesis, chemical peptide and protein synthesis, as well as transition metal catalysis. Dr. Johnston has previously worked for Octapharma AB where he developed new viral antigen detection methods.

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Pia Kinhult
Head of Host States Relations at European Spallation Source ERIC

Pia Kinhult has long experience as a leading political representative in both regional, national and international public associations. Pia works today as Head of Host States Relations in European Spallation Source, ESS, in Lund, the multi-disciplinary research facility based on the world’s most powerful neutron source.

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Lorena Dieguez
Group Leader of the Medical Devices group INL

Lorena Diéguez joined International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in 2014 as Staff Researcher and is, since May 2018, the leader of the Medical Devices group. Her research is focused in the development of biomicrofluidic devices mainly devoted to Translational Medical Research in close collaboration with Hospitals.

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Cecilia Annerén
PhD, R&D Director at Disruptive Materials

Dr Cecilia Annerén is leading the R&D team at Disruptive Materials; a fast-growing company developing products and solutions based on Upsalite®, a patented mesoporous magnesium carbonate. She has an extensive scientific background in stem cell and molecular biology from the US and Sweden as well as comprehensive insight from senior positions in R&D, product management and marketing at GE Healthcare.

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Part 1 - Start
Where are we heading? The future of diagnostics, therapeutics, theranostics from a presonal perspective. Dr Lorena Dieguez, International Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal.
Coffee, Exhibition
Part 2 - The Toolbox
The research that will take us there.
The next tech leap. Can quantum technology make us healthier? Dr Anton Frisk Kockum, Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology, Chalmers.
A tiny particle with super power! Research ideas turned into business. Professor Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
Development of advanced Material Technologies with Potential to Disrupt Target Markets. Cecilia Annerén from Disruptive Materials.
Lunch, Exhibition

Part 3 - The Market
How to make money out of your ideas.
The visionary entrepreneur, Dr Saeid Esmaeilzadeh, CEO Serendipity.
The chief technology officer, Sigrid Therapeutics, Eric Johnston.
The hard core investor, Magnus Ericsson, Stockholms affärsänglar, STOAF.
Coffee, Exhibition
Part 4: The Driver's Seat
Smart decisions and relevant navigation instruments for future health.
Business in academia, no piece of cake! Professor Agneta Richter Dahlfors, Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center.
Listen to the research facility based on the world's strongest neutron source. Pia Kinhult, Head of Host States Relations in European Spallation Source, ESS, in Lund tell us about the facility.
Smooth sailing or a rocky road trip? Panel discussion on the perils of a paradigm shift.
08.00 – 09.00 – INCHECKNING
09.00 – 09.15 – Välkommen
09.20 – 10.00 – Lorena Diéguez
10.00 – 10.30 – KAFFE/UTSTÄLLNING
10.30 – 10.55 – Anton Frisk Kockum
10.55 – 11.20 – Bengt Fadeel
11.20 – 11.45 – Cecilia Annerén
11.45 – 12.00 – Summering block forskning
12.00 – 13.00 – LUNCH/UTSTÄLLNING
13.00 – 13.30 – Saeid Esmaeilzadeh
13.30 – 14.00 – Eric Johnston
14.00 – 14.30 – Magnus Eriksson
14.30 – 14.45 – Summering block entreprenörskap
14.45 – 15.15 – KAFFE/UTSTÄLLNING
15.15 – 15.35 – Pia Kinhult
15.35 – 15.55 – Agneta Richter Dahlfors
16.00 – 16.30 – Paneldiskussion
16.30 – 16.45 – Summering NanoForum Summit 2019