SICS Swedish ICT Västerås


In May 2012, SICS Västerås, a subsidiary to SICS Swedish ICT, opened in Västerås. The purpose of SICS Västerås is to strengthen the innovation system in Mälardalen by offering contract research to companies in the region. Contract research often has a shorter time horizon and focus on delivering tangible results based on the latest research results; creating direct value for the customer.

SICS Västerås consists of a flexible group of researchers with strong connections to researchers at universities and SICS in Kista. SICS Västerås has a very strong network of researchers in several areas including; embedded systems, the future of internet and services, industrial efficiency, optimisation , systems and software engineering, future energy, innovation and product realisation. A team of researchers is quickly put together adapted to the research mission. The strength lies in the ability to put together a tiger team of great researchers to deliver tangible results to the customer.

Pictures from our 3-years party:



Photographs: Daniel Flemström & Björn Löfvendahl.


SICS has close relationships with several of the strongest players in Mälardalen, including ABB and Bombardier but also with smaller and medium sized companies as well as with  the cities of Västerås and Eskilstuna. The SICS establishment in Västerås strengthens the innovation system in the whole region, primarily in contract research. The venture is in close collaboration with Mälardalen University and in collaboration with the network Automation Region.

- The availability of this type of advanced research is crucial for new products and companies to develop in Västmanland. When companies need assistance with the development it must be possible to kick-start research projects. That ability was previously partially missing in the region, said Governor Ingemar Skogö in connection to the opening of SICS Västerås.

Contact info

SICS Swedish ICT Västerås AB
Kopparbergsvägen 10
SE-722 13 Västerås
Phone +46 705 17 34 80
Switchboard +46 8 633 1500

info-vasteras [at] sics [dot] se


SICS Swedish ICT Västerås AB
Swedish org no: 556877-7139
VAT no: SE556877713901
Bankgiro: 845-3805
Bank transfer: Danske Bank, Kista Science Tower, Färögatan 33
SE-164 51 KISTA, Sweden
IBAN: SE47 1200 0000 0137 9014 1372
Account no: 0141372
Sort code: 1379


Markus Bohlin
PhD, Assoc Prof., Senior Researcher

markus [dot] bohlin [at] sics [dot] se

Stefan Cedergren
Research leader

stefan [dot] cedergren [at] sics [dot] se

Petra Edoff
PhD, Researcher

petra [dot] edoff [at] sics [dot] se

Blerim Emruli
PhD, Researcher

blerim [at] sics [dot] se

Niclas Ericsson
niclas [dot] ericsson [at] sics [dot] se

Daniel Flemström
Project Manager

daniel [dot] flemstrom [at] sics [dot] se

Joakim Fröberg
PhD, Senior Researcher

joakim [dot] froberg [at] sics [dot] se

Hans Hansson
Professor, Scientific leader

hansh [at] sics [dot] se

Helena Jerregård
CEO SICS Västerås

helena [dot] jerregard [at] sics [dot] se

Martin Joborn
PhD, Senior Researcher

martin [dot] joborn [at] sics [dot] se

Anders OE Johansson
National programme manager, PiiA

anders [dot] oe [dot] johansson [at] sics [dot] se

Helena Junegard
Finance, SICS Västerås

helena [dot] junegard [at] sics [dot] se

Stig Larsson
Deputy Manager SICS Västerås, PhD, Senior Researcher

stig [dot] larsson [at] sics [dot] se

Tomas Lennvall
Senior researcher
+46 730 360036
tomas [dot] lennvall [at] sics [dot] se

Björn Löfvendahl
Research Engineer

bjorn [dot] lofvendahl [at] sics [dot] se

Zohreh Ranjbar
PhD, Researcher

zohreh [dot] ranjbar [at] sics [dot] se

Mehrdad Saadatmand
Researcher in Software Engineering, PhD.

mehrdad [at] sics [dot] se

Kristian Sandström

kristian [dot] sandstrom [at] sics [dot] se

Ariona Shashaj
ERCIM Post Doctoral Fellow
+46 72 510 37 25
ariona [at] sics [dot] se

Linnéa Svenman
Communications officer

linneas [at] sics [dot] se

Sahar Tahvili

sahart [at] sics [dot] se

Petter Wannerberg
Research Engineer

petter [at] sics [dot] se

Anders Wikström
PhD, Senior Researcher

Wikstrom [at] sics [dot] se


Completed projects



Press release
In media


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