The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Swerea have entered into a collaborative agreement
"It is pleasing to be able to state that Kista is well on the way to becoming a national centre for advanced materials research," says Tomas Thorvaldsson, MD of Swerea. "To an even greater extent, in collaboration with KTH, we are going to bring out research results that are to the advantage of industry and for the benefit of our industrial partners."
The aim of the agreement is for KTH, Swerea and subsidiaries to intensify their collaboration and support one another even further to create a broader-based, more flexible innovation system. This should eventually contribute to effective, sustainable growth in the economy and to a safer, more sustainable society. The objective is for KTH and Swerea to acquire an even stronger base within trade and industry and in society, and a better platform for their activities within a number of areas of collaboration such as energy, materials development, corrosion, process development, transport research and production technology.
This result is to be achieved by means of
- Joint R&D applications, research programmes and research projects.
- Organised cooperation and mutual exchanges of experience, particularly in relation to the monitoring of advertisements nationally and at EU level.’
- Joint investments and co-utilisation of exclusive and unique laboratory equipment.
- Coordination and efficient utilisation of experts from the respective parties within international standardisation work.
It is also important for the agreement to make a career in research science more attractive and versatile. This should happen by allowing post-doctoral residencies at research institutes to become a more natural route out into the world of trade and industry and the public sector. Added to this is the need to develop the system of additional research scientists at universities and colleges to make it easier to transfer knowledge and people between academia and research institutes. Peter Gudmundsson who is on the Swerea KIMAB Board, and the Swerea KIMAB MD Staffan Söderberg who is a member of the Electrum Laboratory Board and the School of ICT's school council.
"In its long-term strategy, Vision 2027, KTH has clearly expressed the aim of strengthening collaboration with research institutes. In future, being able to perform as a coherent partner would be a strong point, perhaps especially from an international perspective. This collaborative agreement with Swerea is a good step in that direction," says Per Gudmundsson, Principal of KTH.
"For Swerea, interaction with academia is important and it is with confidence that I look forward to the extended collaboration between Swerea and KTH. It has come at exactly the right time, bearing in mind our move, and Swerea KIMAB's, into new modern premises, at Campus KTH in Kista, with greatly extended accommodation for experimental activities. It is a factor of our success that we are able to continue investing in and developing our key areas, which we often do in collaboration with KTH," says Tomas Thorvaldsson, MD of Swerea.
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