May 7 - 8

Kolmården, Norrköping

Welcome to the first Treesearch Progress conference and listen to how Treesearch will create strong and sustainable collaboration between academy and industry to make Sweden a leading bioeconomy. The conference will bring together participants from academy, industry and institutes and gives highlights of the research on new materials and specialty chemicals from the forest.

Last day to register is April 19 

Call for abstracts

Treesearch invites all associated projects to submit abstracts for the parallell sessions. The submission closes March 31.
 Is your project not yet associated? Read how to associate your project here.

The program


Tuesday May 7

12.00    Registration & Lunch 
12.45    Welcome and start of the conference 

13.00    Treesearch – collaboration for new materials from the forest
13.30    Perspectives from the industry: research and competence for an industrial transformation
14.30    Treesearch, a part of the Swedish Government’s strategic investments for a circular and biobased economy
15.00    Science Fair and coffee break
15.30    The strategic innovation programme BioInnovation
15.45    Keynote Speaker: Sara Mazur
16.30    Science Fair and pre-dinner mingle 
19.00    Dinner

Wednesday May 8


08.30    Treesearch: Education  and Research Infrastructure support for the research 
09.00    Perspectives from the academy: research and education at the universities
10.00    Coffee break
10.30    Highlights from research within Treesearch
11.30    Lunch
12.30    Highlights from research within Treesearch cont. (Parallel sessions)
14.30    Coffee break
15.00    Summary and end of conference
16.00    Buses leave for Stockholm C, Norrköping C and Katrineholm C 

The program times and titles may change

The speakers

The list of confirmed speakers will be updated
Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Enterprise, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation
Sara Mazur, Director of Strategic Research, Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse
Magnus Wikström, Executive vice President Innovation BillerudKorsnäs
Anna Wiberg, Program Manager BioInnovation
Mikael Lindström, Professor and Head of CBH school at KTH
Magnus Berggren, Professor Linköping University, Laboratory Manager
Kaarlo Niskanen, Professor Mittuniversitetet
Daniel Söderberg, Director Treesearch
Jenny Joensuu, Deputy Director Treesearch
Gunnar Westman, Deputy Director Treesearch
Eva Malmström, Coordinator Research Infrastructure Treesearch

The practical details

When: May 7 – 8. The program starts May 7 with lunch at 12.00.

Who can attend: Treesearch associated (e.g., researcher, PhD student or postdoc) or working at a Treesearch partner. You can also be a special invited guest.

Venue: Vildmarkshotellet, Norrköping (see map below). Treesearch arranges bus transfer from Stockholm C, Norrköping C and Katrinehom C. From Stockholm C it takes about 1.5 h to travel to Vildmarkshotellet (depending on traffic) and from Norrköping C about 40 minutes. Cost: The cost for the conference and lunches/dinner is covered by Treesearch

 Bus transfer: Treesearch is arranging bus transfer from Stockholm C, Norrköping C and Katrinehom C. Sign up for the transfer in the registration. See the schedule below.  
If you want to arrange your own transfer you can read more on Kolmården’s website on how to get to the venue.

Station            Departure May 7      Arrival May 8
Stockholm C               9.30                    18.00
Norrköping C            11.00                   17.00
Katrineholm C          10.30                    17.15

Accommodation: In the registration you can book room at the venue Vildmarkshotellet. The cost for the room is covered by the participant/the participant’s organisation and can be payed on site. 

Registration: last day to register is April 19 


For questions regarding the conference and content please contact Jenny Joensuu, Deputy Director, Collaboration at

For questions regarding your registration contact the registrar at