Meet Helena Blackbright
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?
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
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"
Swedish industry is facing a digital transformation that will require extensive investments in the coming years. In a chronicle at edig.nu Automation Region’s Process Manager, Catarina Berglund, points out four areas that require special efforts and focus from politicians.
Meet Elin Asplund
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
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
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
Welcome Elin Glimberg!
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
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"
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.