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Day 2 – Matchmaking Between the NTNU Alumni Chapters and Research Groups

14 October 2020, 08:00–10:00

Day 2 – Matchmaking Between the NTNU Alumni Chapters and Research Groups

Day 2 – Matchmaking between the NTNU Alumni Chapters and research groups

Description

Day 2 is a matchmaking session between alumni networks and NTNU’s academics. The discussions will emphasize how the alumni network can facilitate and promote contact between NTNU’s scientific and educational environments and potential partners in business, society, institutions for higher education and research and policy makers. The session’s outcome is an action plan for further collaboration.

Background documents: ChinaGermanyGhanaNepalIndia/BhutanSpain

Participants: The boards of NTNUs International chapters, NTNU research groups, NTNU International matrix, NTNU Alumni Centrally 

Type of meeting: Closed door meeting + parallel meetings 

Meeting venue: Zoom: Link will be provided by email.

Programme

Time slots = Norwegian time

Moderator: Sissel Myrold, Head of NTNU Alumni

08:00–08:15 NTNU’s International Collaboration, Partnerships and Alliances

Nina Sindre, Coordinator of international Affairs, NTNU

International cooperation at NTNU - the added value of alumni to the modus operandi (pdf)

08:20–10:00 Parallel Meetings Between Alumni Chapters and NTNU Research Groups

Matchmaking sessions

Matchmaking group 1: Marine Research and Education: How to Strengthen the Connections to Industry?

Matchmaking group 2: Development of Hydro Turbines for Nepali Rivers

Matchmaking group 3: Collaboration with Alumni in Research and Education within Energy Transition

Matchmaking group 4:  Ocean Pollutants, NTNU Oceans and NTNU Alumni Ghana

Matchmaking group 5: IoT as a Driver for Digital Transformation

Matchmaking group 6: Wider opportunities for Cooperation within Oceans; Shipping, Offshore Renewable Energy, Aquaculture

Matchmaking group 1: Marine Research and Education: How to Strengthen the Connections to Industry?

Matchmaking group 1: Marine Research and Education: How to Strengthen the Connections to Industry?

Participants from the Department of Marine Technology: 

  • Sverre Steen, Professor, Head of Department, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU 
  • Zhen Gao, Professor, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU  

Participants from NTNU Alumni China: 

  • Haibo Chen, Principal Consultant, Lloyd’s register 
  • Ben Zhang, Chairman, Shanghai Maritime & Finance Excellence Center   
  • Peng Li, Director, Capital Management, Offshore Wind Unit, CIMC Offshore Co. Ltd.  

External contacts:  

  • Xiangyuan Zheng, Professor, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen International Graduate School
  • Dan Yang, Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (TBC)
  • Wei Shi, Professor, Dalian University of Technology
  • Zhengshun Cheng, Assoc. Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Programme

Time slots = Norwegian time

Chair: Haibo Chen, Principal Consultant, Lloyd’s register & Vice Chair NTNU Alumni China 

08:20–08:30  Introduction of the Department of Marine Technology

Overview of the department, updates on the cooperation with China, plans and expectations of how alumni can promote Marine Tech’s activities in China

  • Zhen Gao Professor, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU 

08:35–08:45  Introduction by NTNU Alumni China

Overview of the chapter, updates on the activities of the chapter, and demonstrate the network of alumni China in marine sector

  • Haibo Chen, Principal Consultant, Lloyd’s register & Vice Chair NTNU Alumni China 

08:50–09:40  Joint Discussion how to Strengthen the Cooperation with Industry   

The external guests share some good examples. 

Discussion on which cooperation activities which that are necessary between NTNU marine tech and industry. 

Discussion on how to make such cooperation activities happen. 

09:45–10:00  Summary of the Discussion and Draft of an Action Plan for Follow up

Matchmaking group 2: Development of Hydro Turbines for Nepali Rivers

Matchmaking group 2: Development of Hydro Turbines for Nepali Rivers

Participants from Department of Energy and Process Engineering/HydroCen, NTNU: 

  • Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug, Professor, Department of Energy and Process Engineering & HydroCen, NTNU 
  • Jonas Bergmann-Paulsen, Innovation Manager, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU 

Participants from NTNU Alumni Nepal: 

  • Pratik Man Singh Pradhan, Vice President, Butwal Power Company 
  • Biraj Singh Thapa, Assistant Professor, Kathmandu University 
  • Narayanhari Rijal, Executive Director, S.A.N. Engineering Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 
  • Nabin Basnet, Engineer, NEA Engineering Company Limited 
  • Reeta Kafle, Engineer, Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, Kathmandu 
  • Sajana Marahatta, Manager/Hydropower Engineer, Hydro Consult Engineering Limited 
  • Ajay Risal, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital 
  • Lekhnath Sharma Pathak, Assistant Professor, Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University 
  • Prem KC, Director, Hydro Tunneling and Research Pvt. Ltd.

External participants:

  • Ganga Yadav, Senior Divisional Engineer, DUDBC, Babarmahal, Ktm
  • Swayambhu Shakya, Asst. Manager, EI Maven P. Ltd.
  • Bhola Thapa, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University
  • Hari Neopane, Professor, Associate Dean, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University

Programme

Time slots = Norwegian time

Chair: Biraj Singh Thapa, Assistant Professor, Kathmandu University and Board member of NTNU Alumni Nepal.

08:20–08:30  Development of Hydro Turbines for Nepali Rivers

  • Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug, Professor, Department of Energy and Process Engineering & HydroCen, NTNU

08:35–08:45  Introduction by NTNU Alumni Nepal

Demonstration of the Alumni Network in the Hydropower Sector in Nepal

  • Pratik Man Singh Pradhan, Vice President, Butwal Power Company

08:50–09:40  Joint Discussion on how to Connect to Relevant Industry Actors.

09:45–10:00  Summary of the Discussion and Draft of an Action Plan for Follow up

Matchmaking group 3: Collaboration with Alumni in Research and Education within Energy Transition

Matchmaking group 3: Collaboration with Alumni in Research and Education within Energy Transition

Participants from NTNU: 

  • Rolee Aranya, Professor, Vice Dean for education, Faculty of Architecture and Design, NTNU 
  • Brita Fladvad Nielsen, Associate professor, Department of Design, NTNU
  • Daniel Satola, PhD candidate, Department of Architecture and Technology, NTNU
  • Chirag Trivedi, Associate Professor, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU

Participants from NTNU Alumni India/Bhutan: 

  • Prabhat Kumar, Deputy General Manager, NHPC Ltd. 
  • Saud Afzal, Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur 
  • Amritha Ballal, Founding partner, SpaceMatters & Board member of NTNU Alumni India/Bhutan
  • Hon. Tempa Dorji, Member of Parliament, National Council of Bhutan 
  • Sanjay Tyagi, Managing Director, v2maritime LLP 
  • Palak Arora, Geophysicist, Schlumberger, Board member of NTNU Alumni India/Bhutan
  • Aravind Agrawal, Sr. Joint Commisioner, Ministry of Water Resources

External participants:

  • V K Kapoor, Retired GM, NHPC Ltd.
  • S R Roy, Retired Executive Director, NHPC Ltd.
  • Rajeev Sachdeva, GM, NHPC Ltd.
  • Ashwini Shukla, Director, Ministry of Jal Shakti (Water Resources), Govt. of India
  • Satyasiba Das, Professor, IIM- Raipur
  • Ayon Kumar Tarafdar, School of Planning & Architecture, Warangal

Programme  

Time slots = Norwegian time

Chair: Saud Afzal, Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur and Vice Chair of NTNU Alumni India/Bhutan.

08:20–08:30  Collaboration with Alumni in Research and Education within Smart Sustainable Cities (pdf)

  • Rolee Aranya, Professor, Vice Dean for education, Faculty of Architecture and Design, NTNU.

08:35–08:45  Collaboration with Alumni in Research and Education within Hydropower

  • Chirag Trivedi, Associate Professor, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU

08:50–08:55  Introduction by NTNU Alumni India/Bhutan: Demonstration of the Potential Portifolio of Connections within Energy 

  • Saud Afzal, Assistant Professor, IIT Kharagpur and Vice Chair of NTNU Alumni India/Bhutan.

09:00–09:40  Joint Discussion on how to Strengthen the Involvement of Alumni in Research and Education Projects and Initiatives

Discussion on which cooperation activities that are necessary between the research group and alumni in working life and civil society.

Discussion on how to make such cooperation activities happen.

09.45–10.00  Summary of the Discussion and Draft of an Action Plan for Follow up

Matchmaking group 4:  Ocean Pollutants, NTNU Oceans and NTNU Alumni Ghana

Matchmaking group 4:  Ocean Pollutants, NTNU Oceans and NTNU Alumni Ghana

Participants from NTNU: 

  • Mathew Kuttivadakkethil Avarachen, Department of Biology, NTNU
  • Murat V. Ardelan, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and NTNU Oceans, NTNU 
  • Jon Kleppe, Professor, Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU
  • Patrick Reurink, Senior adviser, Pro-Rector Research, NTNU

Participants from NTNU Alumni Ghana: 

  • Paul Opoku-Mensah, CEO/Overseer, National Cathedral of Ghana, Office of the President 
  • Gifty Mensah, PhD Candidate, KNUST 
  • Michael Aryeetey, Chief Operating Officer, GNPC Explorco 
  • Eric Debrah, Petroleum Geophysicist, Petroleum Commission 

Programme  

Time slots = Norwegian time

Chair: Paul Opoku-Mensah, CEO/Overseer, National Cathedral of Ghana, Office of the President and Chair of NTNU Alumni Ghana

08:20–08:30  Introduction of NTNU Oceans

Overview of the Strategic Research Area, updates on the cooperation with Ghana, the plans and expectations for networking to promote research and education with Ghana

  • Mathew Kuttivadakkethil Avarachen, Department of Biology, NTNU.

08:35–08:45  Introduction by NTNU Alumni Ghana

Overview of the chapter, updates on the Alumni activities in Ghana and demonstration of the alumni network in the Ocean sector in Ghana

  • Paul Opoku-Mensah, CEO/Overseer, National Cathedral of Ghana, Office of the President and Chair of NTNU Alumni Ghana

08:50–09:40  Joint Discussion on How to Strengthen the Cooperation with the Working World

Discussion on which cooperation activities that are necessary between the research group and industry.

Discussion on how to make such cooperation activities happen.

09:45–10:00  Summary of the Discussion and Draft of an Action Plan for Follow up

Matchmaking group 5: Internet of Things (IoT) as a Driver for Digital Transformation

Matchmaking group 5: Internet of Things (IoT) as a Driver for Digital Transformation

Participants from NTNU Digital: 

  • Torbjørn Karl Svendsen, Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering & Director NTNU Digital, NTNU
  • Pierluigi Salvo Rossi, Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering & Director Internet of Things - IoT, NTNU Digital, NTNU

Participants from NTNU Alumni Germany: 

  • Mariam Kaynia, Vice President – Director of Architecture, Innovation and Transformation, Telefónica
  • Omar Fergani, Head of Industrial Digital Solutions - IIoT, Atotech Group

Programme

Time slots = Norwegian time

Chair: Omar Fergani, Head of Industrial Digital Solutions - IIoT, Atotech Group & Vice Chair of NTNU Alumni Germany.

08:20–08:40  Introduction of NTNU Digital

  • Torbjørn Karl Svendsen, Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering & Director NTNU Digital, NTNU.
  • Pierluigi Salvo Rossi, Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering & Director Internet of Things - IoT, NTNU Digital, NTNU

08:45–08:55  State of the Industrial Digitalization in Germany, Trends, Synergies and Opportunities

  • Omar Fergani, Head of Industrial Digital Solutions - IIoT, Atotech Group & Vice Chair of NTNU Alumni Germany.

09:00–09:10  Digitalization in Telecom 

  • Mariam Kaynia, Vice President, Director of Architecture, Innovation and Transformation, Telefónica & Chair of NTNU Alumni Germany

09:15–09:40  Joint Discussion on how to Strengthen the Cooperation with Industry.

Discussion on which cooperation activities that are necessary between the research group and industry.

Discussion on how to make such cooperation activities happen.

09:45–10:00  Summary of the Discussion and Draft of an Action Plan for Follow up

Matchmaking group 6: Wider Opportunities for Cooperation within Oceans; Shipping, Offshore Renewable Energy, Aquaculture

Matchmaking group 6: Wider Opportunities for Cooperation within Oceans; Shipping, Offshore Renewable Energy, Aquaculture

Participants from NTNU Oceans: 

  • Kjell Olav Skjølsvik, Innovation Manager, NTNU Oceans, NTNU 
  • Alexandra Neyts, Project Manager, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU 
  • Maria Azucena Gutierrez Gonzalez, NTNU Oceans Research & Education Coordinator, NTNU

Participants from NTNU Alumni Spain: 

  • Cecile Barrere, Geoscientist and Business Analyst, CEPSA
  • Eduardo Fernandez Castro, Industrial Process Engineer - Polyols, Repsol S.A.
  • Alberto Brunete, Associate Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Virginia Rebaque Valdés, Engineer – Petroleum Petrochemistry, Repsol S.A.

External contacts: 

  • José de Lara, CEO AID, President AINE, Dean COIN, Vice president, Spanish Maritime Cluster
  • David Ferrer Desclaux, CTO & Project Manager, Bound4Blue
  • Grethe Bergsland, Director, Innovation Norway in Spain (TBC)
  • Rodrigo Ballesteros-Cruz, Senior market Adviser, Innovation Norway in Spain

Programme

Time slots = Norwegian time

Chair: Cécile Barrere, Geoscientist and Business Analyst, CEPSA & Chair of  NTNU Alumni Spain.

08:20–08:30  Overview of the Strategic Research Area, NTNU Oceans: Shipping, Offshore Renewable Energy, Aquaculture

  • Kjell Olav Skjølsvik, Innovation Manager, NTNU Oceans, NTNU.

08:35–08:45  Introduction by NTNU Alumni Spain: Demonstration of the Potential Portifolio of Connections within Oceans

  • Cécile Barrere, Geoscientist and Business Analyst, CEPSA & Chair of  NTNU Alumni Spain.

08.50–09.40  Joint Discussion on how to Strengthen the Cooperation to Industry: Key Areas and Mechanisms for Collaboration

09:45–10:00  Summary of the Discussion and Draft of an Action Plan for Follow up