Inauguration of Castor Research Center

Castor center Inauguration
A collaboration between KTH, Saab and Ericsson, the CASTOR Software Research Center was inaugurated today at Östermalm (Sweden), with over 50 guests including KTH professors, researchers, industry representatives and employees from the French embassy and Vinnova. 

Prof. Benoit Baudry underlined the aim of delivering outstanding research in software engineering and also expressed his wishes to increase collaboration through more co-developments of open source software tools. The goal is also to increase the number of industry PhD students to run the core research activities of the center, and contributing to reducing the cultural gap that currently exists when referring to software technology between the industry and the lab.

Ingemar Söderquist (Saab) and Diarmuid Corcoran (Ericsson) shared their vision about the challenges and opportunities for software technology in their respective application areas (defense and telecom).

Robert Feldt, Professor of Software Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, talked about his experience for setting up collaborations with the industry on software research in Sweden. 

Kristina Höök, Professor in Interaction Design at KTH, presented her insights after having led for more than 10 years the “Mobile Life” research center at KTH.

The official opening was made by Pontus de Laval – CTO SAAB, Dr. Magnus Frodigh – Acting Head of Research at Ericsson, and Prof. Annika Trigell – KTH Vice-President for research, which followed by a reception dinner.

Check out the Castor Research Center inauguration presentations and photos