The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple attend a seminar on technology and sustainability

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple arrive in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace.

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple arrive in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Tuesday 12 November, The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel attended a seminar at the Royal Palace to mark the centenary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). Invited speakers talked about the changes needed in order to achieve a sustainable society.

IVA is celebrating its centenary this year, and strives to achieve positive social development by promoting technical and economic sciences, and through the development of industry.

The seminar, which was arranged by IVA, took place in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace and was opened by The King, who said:

"2019 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Look at the history of Swedish engineering, and you will see a history of outstanding individuals and ideas; of constant innovation and development. A history to be proud of – and a strong foundation to build on for the future."

The King gives a speech in the Bernadotte Library.

The King gives a speech in the Bernadotte Library. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

Read the full speech hereopens in new window.

Invited professors and experts then spoke about Swedish technology solutions that can contribute towards better resource management in the world, including through new technology relating to combined power and heating plants, recycling and battery production.

The King is patron of IVA, and Prince Daniel is an honorary member.