Founding date: 1919
Number of members: 255
Management and Staff: 2
Annual Budget: 44. 860 EUR (in 2013)
Financing and sources: Projects for industry: 25.500 EUR, (57%)
Partner organizations: 11.200 EUR, (25%)
Support from Ministry for Science and RTD: 5.100 EUR, (11%)
Others: 3260 EUR, (7%)
– In 2019, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering and Sciences (IVA), celebrated 100 years. During the year, IVA highlighted challenges and change needed in a number of areas e.g. the climate challenge, circular economy, energy, sustainable water supply, digitisation of society, entrepreneurship and collaboration between the research community and the private sector. The academy did so throughout the year by arranging meetings and seminars, assemble working groups and networks.
– The academy promoted discussion of the role of engineering the next 100 years, most prominently at the CAETS Convocation 2019, hosted by IVA in Stockholmering. The conference, hosted by IVA, gathered over 400 researchers and experts from all over the world.
– The 2019 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Akira Yoshino, visited IVA in connection with the Nobel festivities in December. Prof. Yoshino, also known as the father of lithium ion batteries, was the keynote speaker at a seminar at IVA, “Future Battery – Technology and Ecosystem”.
– “Good science is never dead!” With that statement the 2019 EU–US Frontiers of Engineering symposium, held 18-20 November in Stockholm, was officially opened, with IVA as host. The Frontiers of Engineering is a programme run by the US National Academy of Engineering with the intent to bring together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academia and government labs, to facilitate collaboration in engineering as well as the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields.
– At its Annual Meeting in October, over 1000 guests from across the world, IVA celebrated its actual birthday and becoming Sweden’s youngest centenarian.