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National commitment and prioritised areas for development

Article · 31 March 2022

At Automation Region's Annual Meeting on 24 March, a progressive operational plan was established that will provide the direction of work efforts during the coming year. The starting point is a clear national commitment and focus on four prioritised areas for developing Swedish industry. New members were also elected to the Board and the meeting ended with mingling and socialising.

Read more about the Annual Meeting

Positive results from Robotlyftet

Note · 31 March 2022

Robotlyftet was initiated by the Swedish Government to support automation and robotisation in small and medium-sized industrial companies. The programme started in 2019 and ended in December 2021. An independent evaluation shows that Robotlyftet has had a good effect and contributed to increasing companies' investments in automation and robotisation.

Read more about Robotlyftet

Upcoming trade fairs and conferences

Note · 30 March 2022

During the year, Automation Region participates in the planning and execution of two important trade fairs, Elmia Automation in the spring and Scanautomatic and ProcessTeknik in the autumn. In addition, our own conference Automation Summit is making a comeback in November with an event in four different cities.

Read more about the upcoming events

New node for industrial development in Skellefteå

Note · 29 March 2022

Automation Region is currently strengthening its national focus by establishing a regional node for the Västerbotten and Norrbotten provinces based in Skellefteå. The main purpose is to connect leading industrial environments to promote Swedish competitiveness.

The person responsible for operations at the new node is Ulf Olofsson, Business Development Manager at Automation Region with considerable experience from development projects in automation and digitisation.

Read more about the new node in Skellefteå

Competence's new tools – drivers towards profession and industry

Note · 16 March 2022

Competence is currently developing a digital tool that visualises the labour market – how it is structured and where the jobs are located. The content is based on the data that professionals submit about their own professions. The tool will be web-based and open for use. The user will answer questions in order to be matched against a profession or industry. In addition, the description of the various professions will include a section on labour market demand.

Read more about the digital tool

Help us to build a remake machine for clothes

Article · 3 March 2022

The Mikrofabriker project (Micro-factory) is looking for companies and people who want to be involved in developing a remake machine for clothes. A machine that can identify defects on garments by itself and automatically repair them so that the garment is given new life. A prototype is currently being developed will be used and displayed in Do Tank Center at Science Park in Borås.

Read more about the remake machine

Pedal car assembly shows how automation is possible in industry

Article · 27 January 2022

The winners of the 2021 Automation Student competition, Moutoz Abdalrahman and Alistair Brice from Lund University, have investigated how a manual assembly process can be automated. The knowledge gained from their degree project can now be used to increase the degree of automation in industry.

Read more about the winning project

Market your upcoming activities with us

Note · 10 January 2022

Members, support organizations and partners of Automation Region have the opportunity to publish their upcoming activities on our website. Next three activities in chronological order are displayed on the start page and all activities are in a calendar under the activities tab.

Read more about the calendar

Two areas of strength meet – automation and textiles

Article · 22 December 2021

Together with Science Park Borås, Automation Region runs the project Mikrofabriker, which investigates how textile and clothing production can be brought home to Sweden. The goal is to develop technology and manufacturing processes for circular and sustainable flows and production concepts.

On December 7, the project group visited ABB Robotics in Västerås to gather inspiration and discuss automation solutions. The study visit was followed by a discussion that was recorded in a studio and is now available to those who want to know more about the potential of automation in the textile industry.

Read more and watch the recording

Greetings from the process management

Chronicle · The process management, Automation Region · 22 December 2021

At Automation Region, we are passionate about bringing together players from different industries and sectors to together develop Sweden into a leading industrial and innovative nation. An ambitious commitment, of course, but when we look back on the past year, we can state that the will and commitment is there - both in ourselves and in our network.

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