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Application area

Industrial Automation and Maintenance

Industrial Automation and Maintenance

The Swedish ICT Centre for System Availability and Resource Efficiency can help improve uptime, reliability and efficiency in your business through well adapted applied mathematics and computer science solutions. We have developed methods and tools for e.g. anomaly detection, guided diagnostics, component life analysis, maintenance planning, resource allocation, and optimization – building blocks that we can apply to your business. We can bring new ideas and knowledge into your organization. We know how to efficiently approach and understand new application areas, and how to provide the solution with maximal impact. Most importantly, from our many industrial projects over the years, we have gathered a solid experience in how to make advanced computer science work in industry.

In addition, the Swedish ICT Centre for System Availability and Resource Efficiency offers a forum where you can broaden your network, find the latest news within the area, present challenges and get feedback and solutions, and last but not least meet peers from other business areas to discuss similarities and solutions in friendly and informal settings.

Application areas for SICS's expertise include:

  • Process industry (chemical, pulp and paper, steel, oil & gas, etc.)
  • Complex manufacturing (packaging, etc.)
  • Capital intensive service companies (transport industry, etc.)
  • Complex production/systems (trucks, robots, control systems, etc.)
  • Energy systems (production, distribution and resource efficiency)

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Jawad Mustafa
+46 73 920 24 26
jawad.mustafa [at]

Tomas Olsson
PhD, Senior Researcher

tomas.olsson [at]

Åsa Rudström
PhD, Senior Researcher
+46 70 774 88 32
asa.rudstrom [at]

Mats Tallfors
Ph Lic, Senior Researcher
+46 70 390 06 25

PiiA - Strategic Innovation Program

PiiA will strengthen Swedish competitiveness

SICS Västerås has been assigned to host the programme office for a new SIP, Strategic Innovation Program, for Sweden. The new SIP is Process Industrial IT and Automation: PiiA. Process Industrial IT and automation is an area where several Swedish companies are world leading when it comes to developing, delivering, integrating and using automation technology.

Right now, the activities of PiiA are being formed. In autumn 2013, eight pilot studies were granted, and in 2014 further calls and projects will be implemented. There will be program activities such as conferences or mentoring program and other strategic initiatives in PiiA, such as test-beds or graduate schools.

PiiA is one of five strategic innovation areas of Sweden appointed in 2013. The focus of SIP's is to contribute to a mobilization where industry, academia and the public sector together strengthen the competitiveness of Sweden and create conditions for sustainable solutions to global societal challenges. Responsible authorities are VINNOVA, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas.

Learn more about the programme at