Research and Innovation Group

The Research and Innovation Group in Automation Region is the latest addition.The purpose of the group is to increase the innovative ability among the members in Automation Region, and is led by Anders Aabakken, ABB FACTS AB.The group focuses on its role as an innovation catalyst and to find methods and tools that stimulate innovations.

Included in this work is arranging information meetings for financing, high-class lectures and giving support to the members’ work on innovation strategies.The Research and Innovation Group also leads the work with Mälardalen Open, an open innovation competition which focuses on energy saving.

Those who are interested are invited to contact the Chair of the group, Anders Aabakken at

Group members

Anders Aabakken, Trafikverket
Helena Blackbright, Automation Region
Daniel Boqvist , Automation Region
Petra Edoff, RISE
Jesper Ejenstam, Kanthal
Björn Eriksson, Ekebacka
Anders Hanberg, Westermo
Lars Krantz, Sverige’s Ingenjörer
Konstantinos Kyprianidis, Mälardalens högskola
Örjan Larsson, Blue Institute/PiiA
Sima Valizadeh, Sandbacka Science Park