SICS Swedish ICT Västerås

STRENGTHENING THE INNOVATION SYSTEM IN MÄLARDALEN

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.

WORLD CLASS RESEARCH

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.

People

Markus Bohlin
PhD, Manager Industrial Efficiency
+46 0 8 633 16 11
markus [dot] bohlin [at] sics [dot] se

Nina Bozic Yams
Project manager
+46 73 662 09 62
ninab [at] sics [dot] se

Stefan Cedergren
Deputy Manager, SICS Västerås
+46 (0)70 791 44 40
stefan [dot] cedergren [at] sics [dot] se

Petra Edoff
PhD
+46 72 549 05 96
petra [dot] edoff [at] sics [dot] se

Daniel Flemström
Project Manager
+46 70 627 12 95
daniel [dot] flemstrom [at] sics [dot] se

Joakim Fröberg
Phd, Senior Researcher
+46 705946709
joakim [dot] froberg [at] sics [dot] se

Hans Hansson
Scientific leader
+46 73 960 71 27
hansh [at] sics [dot] se

Helena Jerregård
CEO/ SICS Västerås
+46 (0)705 17 34 80
helena [dot] jerregard [at] sics [dot] se

Martin Joborn
Senior researcher
+46 70 570 99 92
martin [dot] joborn [at] sics [dot] se

Anders OE Johansson
National programme manager, PiiA
+46 70 562 52 50
anders [dot] oe [dot] johansson [at] sics [dot] se

Stig Larsson
PhD, Senior Researcher
+46 72 563 78 76
stig [dot] larsson [at] sics [dot] se

Björn Löfvendahl
Research Engineer
+46 70 745 29 05
bjorn [dot] lofvendahl [at] sics [dot] se

Andreas Nilsson
Research Engineer
+46 70 627 85 35
andreasn [at] sics [dot] se

Zohreh Ranjbar
PhD, Researcher
+46 70 627 85 98
zohreh [dot] ranjbar [at] sics [dot] se

Mehrdad Saadatmand
Researcher in Software Engineering, PhD.

mehrdad [at] sics [dot] se

Björn Stenvall
Communications
+46 70 832 19 38
bjorn [dot] stenvall [at] sics [dot] se

Linnéa Svenman
Communications officer
+46 70 627 85 60
linneas [at] sics [dot] se

Helena Svensson
Projektekonom
+46 704 61 64 74
hesv [at] sics [dot] se

Johanna Tömmervik
Research assistant
+ 46 737200504
johanna [dot] tommervik [at] sics [dot] se

Petter Wannerberg
Research Engineer

petter [at] sics [dot] se

Anders Wikström
Phd, senior researcher
+46 70 592 84 90
Wikstrom [at] sics [dot] se

Projects
News
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 www.sip-piia.se