A glimpse of the future

Note · 2022-10-21

The Scanautomatic trade fair has drawn to a close and here we summarise an event full of energy, new technology and great potential for Swedish industry. A big thank you to all members and collaborative partners – new and old acquaintances for inspiring and informative days in Gothenburg at our IndTech Lounge stand. An extra big thank you to all the speakers who so generously shared their knowledge.

Three recurring points that we will endeavour to tackle in the future are:

  • The energy issue – more topical than ever!
  • Skills supply – continues to be a challenge that we must solve together
  • Cross-border cooperation – essential for driving industrial transformation and increasing competitiveness.

Five highlights from IndTech Lounge

The MDU Solar Team – an amazing group of students! Their solar car was a major attraction at the stand and provided a sense of hope for the future workforce at the fair. The students came from Mälardalen University and had to build a complete and safe car with an advanced engine, solar cells, battery solution and bodywork that runs completely on solar energy.

The winners of the Automation Student competition were Anna Bengtsson and Sofie Nilsson from the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University who won with their degree project on event-driven communication. Congratulations from us at Automation Region!

Four out of five nominees for the Annual Technology Award are members of Automation Region. Congratulations on the nomination Novotek, Heidenhain, ifm and Atlas Copco and special  congratulations to Schneider Electric who won.

Attention has been drawn to the potential of IndTech and in fact our member Stainlabs wrote an article where Catarina Berglund was interviewed.

The Ny Teknik journal presented the 33 list of Sweden's most promising start-ups. Our members Wavr, Mavenoid and Avassa are three of the companies on the list.

Curious to learn more? Read Elin Glimberg's reflections after five weeks in the new job, and three days at the Scanautomatic fair here (in Swedish).