RISE SICS is a leading research institute for applied information and communication technology in Sweden, founded in 1985.

RISE SICS is a research institute in the most expansive area of industry this century: the total digitalization of products, services and businesses. SICS is in the midst of this revolution, boosting the competitive strength of Swedish industry and the quality and efficiency of Sweden’s public sector. We contribute with cutting edge technology within the fastest growing and most relevant areas for this revolution to happen, including big data analytics, automation, security, and internet-of-things.

RISE SICS is non-profit and carries out advanced research in close collaboration with Swedish and international industry and academia. We constantly seek partnerships in which new technology can be turned into smart innovation, giving our customers and partners a competitive edge.

Science Areas

  • Big data analytics, machine learning and optimization
  • Data intensive computing and cloud platforms
  • Network technology and architectures
  • Security, trust, privacy and integrity
  • Interaction and user experience
  • Software and systems engineering
  • Computer systems

Application areas

  • Internet of Things
  • Industrial Automation and Maintenance
  • Automotive and Rail
  • Telecom
  • Digital Health
  • Digitalization of Education
  • Decision support and business intelligence
  • Data Centers
  • Block Chain

The main office is situated in Kista outside Stockholm and there are smaller offices in Lund, and Norrköping. RISE SICS three subsidiaries RISE SICS East, RISE SICS North, and RISE SICS Västerås are located in Linköping, Luleå and Västerås respectively.

RISE SICS is part of or leading many Swedish strategic initiatives, including IoT, Big Data and Automation. RISE SICS is a core member of EIT Digital, originated in 2010.

RISE SICS executed over 250 projects in 2016 in close collaboration with industry. Spinoff companies from RISE SICS had about 517 MSEK in revenue and 450 employees (2015)

RISE SICS employs approx. 200 researchers, including 76 PhDs whereof 32 professors, and hosts another 30 researchers from KTH, consultants and students working on their Master's Thesis. Turnover in 2016 was 200 MSEK.

RISE SICS is a unit within RISE, who is ovned by the Swedish Government.


Legal and bank information

RISE SICS is a unit within RISE AB
Swedish org no: 556464-6874
VAT no: SE556464687401
Bankgiro: 5283-8125
Bank transfer: Danske Bank, Kista Science Tower, Färögatan 33
SE-164 51 KISTA, Sweden
IBAN: SE14 1200 0000 0137 9019 5413
Account no: 0195413
Sort code: 1379

Participant Identication Code (PIC): 999588202