After a guided tour of the conference venue, the Swedish Industry Forum under the title “Model for interactions & innovation with Academia” kicks off the morning meeting. Seven presentations by a start-up, research center, university and industries as SIEMENS or Sandvik Coromant presented and discussed the need for science and industry interactions.
The Societies Day in the afternoon session was mainly determined by the President’s Annual report.
The following General Assembly treated FEMS internal aspects as for instance the financial report and the budget as well as election of new FEMS Executive Committee Officers, FEMS President and Vice President for the term 2018– 2019 and election of the new FEMS treasurer.
- Prof. Paloma Fernández Sánchez was elected a the new FEMS President (20182019)
- FEMS treasurer: Visiting Professor Dr. Frans Vos (University of Leuven)
On Mai 19th the FEMS Executive Committee Meeting took place. The upcoming events as EUROMAT 2017 and junior EURMAT 2018 as well as the European projects EUMAT and MATCH were discussed.
The afternoon session was used to work on current issues as the 30th anniversary celebrations of FEMS at EUROMAT 17, the new website (to be launched in September 2017) as well as other EUROMAT correlated action items.