Degree project highlights the potential with event-driven communication

Note · 10 November 2022

This year’s winners of the Automation Student competition are Anna Bengtsson and Sofie Nilsson from the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering programme at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University. In their degree project they have investigated how wireless regulation can be improved by modifying the control algorithm and basing the communication of control and measuring signals on events instead of fixed time intervals.

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Network and new technology in Skellefteå

Note · 14 October 2022

On October 4, we arranged the Automation Expo at T2 College in Skellefteå. In addition to the exhibition and mingling, the visitors were able to take part in short presentations in areas such as robotics, competence , production and additive manufacturing. Thanks to all exhibitors and visitors for an inspiring day!

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Quantum computing and how it will revolutionize the industry

Note · 14 October 2022

On August 23, a webinar about Quantum computing was held. We talked about how quantum computers can create benefit and within just a few years revolutionize the industry. In five years, experts believe the world will know what actors and what countries will be forefront in the field of Quantum Computing. Since 2018, the investments into Quantum Computing startups in Silicon Valley have sky rocked.

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Meet Helena Blackbright

Note · 13 October 2022

Helena Blackbright is just as her name reveals – really bright! She has a PhD in innovation management and is the link between the Schools and the private sector at Automation Region. Thanks to a large international network, she conducts research on the conditions for innovation and its relationship with new technology.

Get to know Helena Blackbright

Chronicle: "To the government: IndTech strengthens Swedish competitiveness"

Note · 12 October 2022

Swedish industry is facing a digital transformation that will require extensive investments in the coming years. In a chronicle at Automation Region’s Process Manager, Catarina Berglund, points out four areas that require special efforts and focus from politicians.

Read the chronicle at (in Swedish) →

Porträtt Elin Asplund

Meet Elin Asplund

Note · 11 October 2022

From her family home in Östersund to a student apartment in Linköping and then she moved to Västerås and Automation Region. Her career has never been mapped out or planned, it has instead been a few coincidences along the way and her desire to learn which has led Elin to where she is today.

Get to know Elin Asplund

Together we will automate the textile industry

Note · 5 October 2022

Skill, courage and a degree of humility are needed when automation solutions will be implemented in a completely new industry. This is something that Science Park Borås is aware of and the companies they collaborate with. Together with Automation Region, they are investigating which types of technology and knowledge from industry can be applied to the textile industry.

Read about challenges in the textile industry
Elin Glimberg

Welcome Elin Glimberg!

Note · 29 September 2022

In September, Elin Glimberg will join our team at Automation Region. Elin will take on the role of Project Manager for developing events and content. Her duties will be to work with strategic communication and follow-up on the effects of our activities and projects.

Get to know Elin Glimberg

Debate: "Sweden can become a world leader in industrial digitization"

Note · 30 June 2022

Swedish industry is facing a digital transformation that will require extensive investments in the coming years. In a debate article in the magazine Ny Teknik, Automation Region and PiiA point out four areas that require special efforts and focus from politicians.

Read the debate article at Ny Teknik (in Swedish) →

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A comeback for Automation Expo

Note · 29 June 2022

On May 25, a first Automation Expo was held after the pandemic. Automation Region's member companies demonstrated smart products and services in automation, robotics and production technology at Kungsleden's Sports Center in Västerås. Organizers for the day were Automation Region and Mälardalen University.

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