The 2nd Brazilian Swedish Workshop in Aeronautics and Defence will be held on 13th and 14th November 2014 at Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The workshop is organized by ITA and the Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation Centre (CISB), with participation of Swedish and Brazilian researchers, industries and government agencies.

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and propose strategies for long term cooperation between Swedish and Brazilian universities and industries in critical areas of Aeronautics and Defence. The workshop will be a breeding environment for collaborative research projects that are expected to generate technological knowledge and capacitate human resources to develop innovative solutions for aeronautics and defence stakeholders.

The motivation for the workshop comes from the perspectives of increasing collaboration between Brazil and Sweden that arise from the commercial agreement under negotiation between the Swedish company SAAB and the Brazilian Air Force. This cooperation between Brazil and Sweden is expected to be a fruitful long term association.

The first day of the workshop focuses on the discussion of strategies to organize and perform this cooperation. It includes presentations from Swedish and Brazilian industries, universities and government agencies. The second day of the workshop focuses on the identification of challenges and potential topics for collaboration in the following areas:

- Aircraft design and operations
- Aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and CFD
- Structure and materials
- Product development and manufacturing
- Propulsion systems
- Automatic control and autonomous systems
- Embedded systems and security


DAY 1 - November 13, 2014
08.00 - 08.40
08.40 - 09.00
Opening ceremony
09.00 - 11.30
Session - What are the future challenges in Aeronautics and Defence? The industry and costumer perspectives
09.00 - 09.30
The perspective of COPAC (Coordinating Committee of the Combat Aircraft Program)
Cel.Av. Valter Borges MALTA, COPAC
Cel. Av. Fernando Teixeira Mendes Abrahão,
09.30 - 09.50
The perspective of the Swedish Armed Forces
Col (ret.) Mats Olofsson, Chief Scientist Swedish Armed Forces
09.50 - 10.10
Coffee break
10.10 - 10.50
10.50 - 11.30
The perspective of Brazilian Industry
Dimas Tomelin, Vice-President Marketing Intelligence, EMBRAER Defense & Security
11:30 -13:30
Lunch break
13.30 - 14.30
Session - What are our expertise and our challenges? The perspective of Universities
13.30 - 14.00
Research in Aeronautics and Defence at Swedish Universities
Petter Krus, Professor, Linköping University
Chalmers University
Linkoping University
Lulea University
14.00 - 15:30
Research in Aeronautics and Defence at Brazilian Universities
Roberto Gil Annes da Silva, Professor, ITA
14.30 - 15.50
Session - What are our strategic plans? The government perspective
14.30 - 15.10
15.10 - 15.50
The Brazilian strategic plans for aeronautics and defence
Maria Luisa Campos Machado Leal, Executive Director, ABDI
15.50 - 16.10
Coffee break
16.10 - 16.50
Session - How can we support cooperation? The agencies perspective
16.10 - 16.30
The perspective of VINNOVA
Joakim Appelquist, Director, Head of International Division, VINNOVA
16.30 - 16.50
16.50 - 17.40
Roundtable - How can we go forward?
Moderator: Eduardo do Couto e Silva, Technicaladvisor, CGEE
Armando Zeferino Milioni, Secretary of Technological Development and Innovation, MCTI
João De Negri, Director of Innovation and Investment, FINEP
Sérgio Schmitt, President Office, BNDES
Joakim Appelquist, Director, Head of International Division, VINNOVA
Maria Luisa Campos Machado Leal, Executive Director, ABDI
Anders Blom, Program Director, INNOVAIR
DAY 2 - November 14, 2014
08.00 - 08.30
08.30 - 11.30
Parallel Session - What are the technological challenges in each area?
Section 1 - Aircraft design and operations
Roberto Gil Annes da Silva
, Professor, ITA
Cel. Fernando Abrahão, ITA
Section 2 - Aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and CFD
Coordinator: Cláudia Regina de Andrade, Professor, ITA
Section 3 - Structure and materials
Coordinator: Alfredo Rocha de Faria, Professor, ITA
Section 4 - Product development and manufacturing
Luis Gonzaga Trabasso, Professor, ITA
Anderson Vicente Borille, Professor, ITA
Section 5 - Propulsion systems
Coordinator: Jesuíno Takachi Tomita, Professor, ITA
Section 6 - Embedded systems and security
Coordinator: Celso Massaki Hirata, Professor, ITA
11.30 - 12.30
The next steps - Closing session

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Hotel suggestion:

Novotel São José dos Campos Hotel - website


More information:

CISB: +55 11 3500-5096 / - Juliana or Fellipe
ITA: +55 12 3947-6861 / - Vanessa