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SPS2022 – The 10th swedish production symposium

The overall theme for SPS2022 is "Industry 5.0 Transformation – Towards a Sustainable, Human-Centric, and Resilient Production".

  • tisdag 26 april 2022
  • 13:00-12:00
  • Plats

    University of Skövde
    Skövde, Sverige

The 10th Swedish Production Symposium 2022 (SPS2022) will be arranged by the University of Skövde. The University is located in the beautiful city of Skövde, located in the middle of south Sweden. The town is home to many, both larger and small- and medium sized, manufacturing companies such as Volvo, Powertrain Engineering Sweden and CEJN.


13:00 – 17:00 | SPA Presidium meeting

18:00 – 20:00 | Registration

08:00 – 09:00 | Registration
09:00 – 09:15 | Conference opening – Welcome
09:15 – 10:00 | Keynote 1 – Production 2030
10:30 – 11:50 | Parallel sessions and Workshops

11:50 – 13:00 | Lunch

13:00 – 13:45 | Keynote 2 – Thomas Lezama
14:00 – 15:20 | Parallel sessions and Workshops

15:40 – 16:40 | Parallel sessions and Workshops

18:30 | Evening activity with mingle at ASSAR

  • Panel session with keynote speakers and industrial representatives.
  • Exhibitions from sponsors and research partners.

08:00 – 08:10 | Welcome

08:10 – 08:55 | Keynote 3 – Andie Zhang
09:00 – 09:45 | Keynote 4 – Jenny Elfsberg

10:15 – 11:15 | Parallel sessions and Workshops

11:30 – 12:30 | Parallel sessions and Workshops

12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch

13:30 – 14:15 | Keynote 5 – Henric Johnson
14:30 – 15:30 | Parallel sessions and Workshops

15:45 – 16:45 | Parallel sessions and Workshops

18:30 | Conference banquet

  • Celebration of SPS 10th anniversary
  • Best paper award
  • SPS2024

09:00 – 12:00 | Company visits

Keynote Speakers

Jenny Elfsberg – Head of innovation management at Vinnova
Jenny Elfsberg has many years of experience working in senior positions within Volvo Group. From 2009 to 2018 she headed up the Emerging Technologies & Innovation team within Volvo Construction Equipment, responsible for explorative innovation activities and related research. During 2018 to 2020 she was located in Mountain View, California where she established hub335, a corporate innovation hub and innovation collaboration community in the heart of Silicon Valley.

As head of division, Jenny Elfsberg is responsible for Vinnova’s efforts in innovation management, which include management and organization of innovation activities and the link between innovation, business and sustainability. She is also part of the authority’s executive management team.

Jenny Elfsberg

Head of innovation management at Vinnova

Henric Johnson – Global Head of Science and Innovation at Business Sweden
Henric Johnson is professor in Computer Science and an academic entrepreneur with many years of applied experience in industry and academia (and the collaboration between the public and private sector). In addition, he has recently been a Diplomat and the Swedish Science and Innovation Counsellor to the U.S. He is a member of the European Commission expert group on support for the strategic coordinating process for the Partnerships under Horizon Europe, Roskilde University board of directors and the University of Colorado Boulder’s external advisory board for research and innovation. Henric has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and a former senior Wallenberg-Vinnova fellow at the Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley. Professor Johnson has also been part of the Stanford Academy Leadership Program and the Stanford Fellow program.

Henric has been an academic leader for several years in the position as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Prorektor) at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has also been the Director for the Center for Electronic Security and an initiator of the Blue Science Park.

Henric Johnson

Global Head of Science and Innovation at Business Sweden

Andie Zhang – Leading Collaborative Robotics at ABB
Andie Zhang is responsible for ABB’s portfolio of Collaborative Robots. She develop and drive ABB’s strategy and vision on collaborative robotics and technologies, their application across different industrial segments and customer groups, robot safety technologies, as well as ease-of-use developments. She has successfully developed and launched multiple key products in ABB’s collaborative robotics portfolio including the single-arm YuMi, GoFa and SWIFTI cobots.

Prior to joining ABB Andie worked in various management positions in the fields of Sales Management, Marketing, as well as Supply Chain Management in industry-leading multinationals. She holds a Master’s degree in Engineering with focus on Human-Computer Interaction from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. She also holds diplomas from the Oxford Said Business School in digital marketing and executive leadership. Andie was named as one of the 25 Women in Robotics in 2018, as well as one of 50 most renowned women in Robotics in 2020, and has given keynote speeches at events including the World Robot Conference in Beijing in 2018, the Gather festival in Stockholm in 2019, European Robotics Week in 2020, European Robotics Forum 2021, etc.

Andie Zhang

Leading Collaborative Robotics at ABB

Thomas Lezama – Vice President Digital Engineering at Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Thomas Lezama

Vice President Digital Engineering at Volvo Group Trucks Technology


This year the conference will take place at the University of Skövde and ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena, Skövde Sweden. The University and ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena are at walking distance from the central train station and the hotels located in city center.

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