About SICS Swedish ICT
The Swedish Institute of Computer Science
SICS Swedish ICT, with its subsidiaries SICS East and SICS Västerås, 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 a non-profit organization 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.
• User Interaction and Visualization
• Networked Systems, Technologies and Services
• Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics
• Trust, Privacy and Security
• Efficiency and Optimization
• Software and Systems Engineering
The main office is situated in Kista outside Stockholm and there are smaller offices in Uppsala, Lund, and Norrköping. SICS two subsidiaries: SICS East and SICS Västerås which are located in Linköping and Västerås respectively.
SICS is part and leading many Swedish strategic initiatives, including IOT, Big Data and Automation. SICS is a core member of the EIT initiative ICTLabs originated in 2010.
SICS executed around 200 projects 2014 in close collaboration with industry. Spinoff companies from SICS had about 400 MSEK in revenue and 250 employees 2014.
SICS employs approx. 160 researchers, including 96 PhDs whereof 16 professors, and hosts another 30 researchers from KTH, consultants and students working on their Master's Thesis. Turnover in 2014 was 154 MSEK.
SICS is owned by the Swedish Government (60%) and an Industrial consortium (40%), including Ericsson, ABB, Saab, Bombardier and TeliaSonera.