ARRAY TECH DAY is the new annual event that ARRAY is organizing in collaboration with the Automation Region.

This event is held 25 April, 2024, at the Steam Hotel in Västerås. Prestigious hotel in a dynamic industrial city. A city where key industry operations are realized.

During the conference topics related to robotics, intelligent systems, connected industries and cybersecurity will be discussed.


The agenda is the following:

08:00 – Registration and breakfast

08:30 – Welcome to ARRAY TECH DAY

Professor Thomas Nolte, research leader for Automation Region Research Academy (ARRAY) at Mälardalen University

Ola Norén, chairman of Automation Region

Petra Edoff, Process leader Innovation and Design at Samhällskontraktet, Mälardalen University (moderator)

Christer Norström, Chairman Realheart (moderator)

Swedens youngest university

Martin Hellström, Vice chancellor at Mälardalen University

Academic partnerships and innovation

Dennis Helfridsson, Country Managing Director ABB Sweden, and Local Business Manager Robotics & Discrete Automation Sweden

Research perspectives #1 – Making robots move safely

Jana Tumova, associate professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology [see bio at KTH]

10:15 – Fika!

10:45 – Research perspectives #2 – AI and Cybersecurity

Professor Shahid Raza, Director of Cybersecurity Unit at RISE [see bio at RISE]


12:00 – Lunch

13:00 – Västerås, a city in transformation

Eva Lilja, Business Director at Västerås Stad

Secure Energy Systems


Why visualization and digital twins are important for Swedish industry

Peter Westerdahl, Visual Lift

Panel discussion with questions from the audience

14:15 – Fika!

15:00 – Responsible regulation of AI at EU level

Svante Linusson, professor of mathematics at KTH and candidate for the European Parliament for Centerpartiet [see bio at KTH]

IoT Cyber security and threats from AI

Carl-Göran Domeij and Tobias Nilsson at Techseed

Panel discussion with questions from the audience

16:30 – After Conference Mingle

18:00 – Conference dinner



The number of places is limited therefore to register go to the following link: ARRAY TECH DAY - Automation Region External link.