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

Can Swedish technology be key in Canada's AI journey?

Article · 13 October 2022

On the other side of the Atlantic, Canada is a pioneering country in terms of research, development and investment in AI. The Canadian government has high goals to strengthen the country's welfare and competitiveness with the help of AI. And here is a great opportunity for Automation Region's members to contribute.

Learn more about the AI investment in Canada

Meet Peter Barkenskiöld

Okategoriserade · 13 October 2022

The engineer whose heart beats for children and young people's equal right to training and community.

Get to know Peter Barkenskiöld

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

Competence shortage risks the new industrialization

Okategoriserade · 10 October 2022

It is not only in Sweden that the competence shortage risks slowing down the pace within the industry, it is a global challenge. Similar trends with an increasing need for training in robotics and automation are more the rule than the exception.

Read more in the study about competence shortage

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

Swedish industry needs a vibrant innovation environment

Chronicle · Catarina Berglund, process manager Automation Region · 1 July 2022

In a debate article in Ny Teknik, we describe what is needed to develop a sustainable and competitive Swedish industry: “A vibrant innovation environment is crucial for the government's industrial strategy to be realized and for the Swedish indtech miracle to continue to grow.”

But what exactly is a vibrant innovation environment? And how can individual companies, investors, researchers, and individuals gain access to such an environment? For me, the answer is simple – the innovation environment consists of the combined competence and opportunities within the network.

Read Catarina Berglund’s chronicle

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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