Swerea offers a collective resource for supporting development work in small and medium-sized enterprises. It may involve many different types of development projects, both as regards material and product development, but also process and product development, and efficiency measures.
For many years we have been working with smaller companies in fields such as energy and environmental engineering, legal issues, production technology and other technical questions of varying kinds. Swerea has expertise within a large number of materials fields, including metals (manufacture and use), plastics, composites, textiles, ceramics and electronics.
Since funding is often an obstacle, we work with regional players and have an all-encompassing knowledge of different funding options, which mean that we are able, rapidly and effectively, to meet changing requirements.
Here are a few examples of development projects that enterprises have run together with us.
- Aluminium pigment for eco-friendly water-based metallic paint
- Improved quality of life for stoma patients
- Lean work saved Setrab
- Life-cycle analysis indicates the next generation of BabyBjörn baby carriers
- Development of lightweight electric cars for city traffic