Timeline

2013

The Saab Gripen contract with Brazil

The Saab Gripen contract with Brazil including aeronautical technology transfer sets the needs for a tighter academia-industry relationship and enhances the importance of international collaborations.

2015

Professors of aeronautics at ITA/CISB

To tighten the Brazilian-Swedish collaborations within aeronautical research, three Swedish aeronautic professors Petter Krus (LiU), Dan Henningson (KTH) and Tomas Grönstedt (Chalmers) get the endowed Chair at ITA in honour of the Peter Wallenberg Stiftelse.

2016

First centre foundation work

The first ideas within Innovair, the national strategic innovation programme for aeronautics, for a national aeronautical research organisation as a complement to industry are formulated.

2017

Industrial cluster leads

The establishment of fifteen industrial competence clusters within aeronautics (with cluster leads from GKN and Saab) strengthens the need for an academic complement.

Center preparation work

Center preparation work commences. Dan Henningson, Petter Krus and Tomas Grönstedt are assigned by Innovair to work out a proposal of a national aerospace research organisation/cluster. During 2017 several work meetings are arranged at KTH, LiU, Chalmers and Vinnova.

2018

SARC is born!

The Swedish Aeronatics Research Center (SARC) is born! LiU principal Mrs. Helen Dannetun signs the centre establishment contract at Linköping University, being the centre’s host. Executive director of the first year is Dan Henningson (KTH/LiU), chairman is Anders Blom (Innovair).

SARC kick-off

SARC is presented to the public with a two-day inauguration event at Linköping to over 100 participants from academia, industry, agencies and politics.

Future activities

SARC and the reached goals of the endowed ITA chairs are presented (by Dan Henningson and Petter Krus) at the 7th Brazilian Swedish Workshop in Aeronautics, hosted by Universidade Federal de Belo Horizonte (UFMG) in connection with the ICAS 2918 congress. The first ideas of a Brazilian SARC (BARC) are triggered by this event.

Innovair general meeting 2018

SARC is being presented at Innovair’s annual general meeting (by Ingo Staack) at Saab, Linköping. Industrial representatives back the idea of strengthening the dialogue between education entities and industrial actors.

2019

SARC.Academy commences operation

The first SARC graduate school event is being held! The first S4 “SARC Short Summer School” took place on 18–22 March in Florianopolis, Brazil with more than 50 participants from Sweden and Brazil. Teacher of the first SARC course was the well-known international scientist Daniel P. Raymer; the course topic was “Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach”.