About SICS Swedish ICT

The Swedish Institute of Computer Science

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

Society is shifting towards an economy based on information as the resource and 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. SICS is non-profit and carries out advanced and focused research in strategic areas of computer science, in close collaboration with Swedish and international industry and academia. The research is based on cutting-edge new technology and has a time horizon stretching beyond the companies’ own R&D efforts.

Focus areas at SICS are
• User-Oriented Services and Products
• Networked Systems, Technologies and Services
• Cloud and Big Data Analytics
• Efficiency and Optimization
• Software and Systems Engineering

The main office is situated in Kista outside Stockholm and there are smaller offices in Uppsala and Lund. Furthermore SICS has two subsidiaries: SICS East in Linköping and SICS Västerås. Hälsans Nya Verktyg in Linköping is since 2014 part of SICS.

SICS employs approx. 130 researchers, including 90 PhDs, and hosts another 30 researchers from KTH, consultants and students working on their Master's Thesis. Turnover in 2013 was 123 MSEK.