Thanks to the efforts of many, not the least Bengt-Olof Petersen who has been heading the change efforts for the past year, the maritime competence center Lighthouse has been upgraded from being mainly a concern for Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg to a national matter. The “new” center was launched today at Almedalsveckan, with the help of Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, minister of infrastructure. Bengt-Olof will now also be succeeded as director by Åsa Burman.
An important part of the work of Lighthouse 2.0 will revolve around four strategic research and innovation programs, one of which is – of course! – maritime energy efficiency. I was given the task to draft the contents of this program. A shorter text can be found on the Lighthouse webpage.