Seminars & training

Process integration forum (open forum)

The process integration forum is an open conference arranged by PRISMA. Lecturers from the centre present scientific advancements and results that may be of general interest to delegates. External lecturers from universities and industry organizations are also invited. There is considerable interest in the informal conference. In recent years, international delegates, both observers and lecturers, have attended. About 60 researchers attend each forum.

The process integration forum is a prime example of the centre's ability to create contacts and encourage networking among those interested in the process integration field.

The process integration forum is organized annually.

International Process Integration Forum for the Steel Industry

In June 2014, after five successful seminars together with our closest collaboration partners, we arranged the 1st international Process Integration Forum for the Steel Industry. During the two-day event, about 70 delegates representing 25 organizations and nine countries gathered to exchange experiences and discuss process integration applications in the steel industry. In all, 22 papers were presented in five sessions on energy, carbon dioxide emissions and materials efficiency.

The 2nd International Process Integration Forum for the Steel Industry was held in conjunction with Swerea MEFOS's big metallurgy conference Scanmet V, on 12-15 June 2016. Read more on


Industry-specific technical seminars

Several seminars for member companies have been arranged. The purpose of the seminars is to present developments at the forefront of research and to relay new information. In 2007 the seminar on residual products kicked off the Joint Nordic Solution project; the 2009 seminar on energy-efficient BAT (Best Available Techniques) in iron and steelmaking summed up the potential for improvements in energy efficiency, and at Scenario Day, 2011 participants discussed the medium and long-term implications of the CO2 problem.

Training and education

PRISMA has offered a training programme in systems analysis for participating companies. Researchers from PRISMA participate actively in supervision of doctoral candidates working within the centre.

PRISMA has played an important role in offering new opportunities for networking, thereby creating a contact interface that would not otherwise have existed, and relaying new knowledge.