The industrial partners in the TECoSA consortium.
AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services, with a global reach. We are 17,000 devoted experts in infrastructure, industry, energy and digitalization. Collaborative research with academia and companies within emerging technologies is highly relevant to keep AFRY and our customers at the forefront of accelerating the transition towards a sustainable society.
Atlas Copco Industrial Technique AB
Atlas Copco Industrial Technique AB is developing state-of-the-art assembly tools for global markets such as automotive, aerospace, energy and electronics. Atlas Copco’s assembly tools already contain a large amount of software and connectivity to cloud services. As the number of connected tools and services is expected to further increase, Atlas Copco is interested in exploiting edge computing system for new services, and has therefore initiated research in this area, for instance with respect to system architecture and security.
Avassa is a Swedish start-up on a mission to unlock the potential of managing applications across distributed edge clouds. Started by a group of industry veterans from the infrastructure automation and orchestration-space, they aim to connect the world of modern software development and application operations practices with the emerging field of distributed edge computing. This combination poses a set of unique challenges including end-user experience, distributed security, autonomy features, and scalable monitoring and observability.
CanEduDev, which started as a side project at Kvaser in 2018 and evolved into an independent startup by 2023, is expanding the horizons for technological innovation and education. At its heart is the Rover, a scale 1:5 model car designed to foster education, experimentation, and prototyping across various fields. Leveraging technologies found in actual vehicles, the Rover fulfills three main roles: it acts as a platform for showcasing new tools and technologies, aids in the development of advanced automotive solutions like autonomous driving and battery management systems, and enhances practical learning in higher education for embedded systems, control systems, and autonomous driving. Moreover, the Rover has already been used in educational projects related to autonomous driving and edge computing, demonstrating its applicability in real-world scenarios. By integrating state-of-the-art technology with hands-on educational tools, CanEduDev is dedicated to advancing the opportunities for technological education and prototyping.
Einride develops novel sustainable transportation solutions utilizing cloud and edge computing, data analytics, electrical vehicles and high levels of automation. Einride is highly active in R&D in collaboration with partners, VINNOVA Competence Center Application TECoSA 4/25 e.g. Einride and DB Schenker recently announced the installation for the first commercial use of Einride Pod – the Einride all-electric, autonomous truck – at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping.
As a leader in precision radiation medicine, Elekta is active in researching, developing and delivering solutions that enable precise and personalized therapy that targets tumors while protecting the patient. Its innovations rely on a combination of science, technology and clinical intelligence. Elekta sees opportunities in taking information-guided radiation therapy to a new level through novel edge computing and real-time analysis. These will enable the delivery of radiation to immediately respond to tumor shape, position and biology, thereby motivating research efforts in this area.
Ericsson AB is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, developing efficient real-time solutions for the networked society to enable a transition to sustainability around the world. The offerings comprise services, software and infrastructure for telecom operators and other industries. Ericsson is actively researching novel solutions and services in the fields of trustworthy connectivity and distributed systems. This includes the efficient execution of workloads such as AI algorithm processing in mission-critical scenarios being central for future 5G telecom networks and their applications to various industries30.
Kvaser has many years of experience with distributed control systems, and in particular with CAN and wireless networks, and their use to build dependable systems. Kvaser supplies advanced CAN solutions worldwide to all kinds of domains (e.g. aerospace and marine). Kvaser is active in R&D to maintain its position as market leader.
RTE (Realtime Embedded)
RTE has a focus on developing advanced and competitive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. To create competitive technology and keep products up-to-date, RTE see the need to continuously combine state-of-the-art academic research with established technologies and solutions. Since 2010, RTE has been part of several research initiatives, for instance the ECSEL SCOTT project.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products and solutions for defense and civil security, with applications in aerospace, naval, land, cyber and command and control. Saab is actively engaged in R&D to provide systems and IT infrastructures that meet customers’ changing needs. Areas of particular relevance for research address collaborating smart and adaptive systems, which have to be safe, secure, predictable and cost-efficient, and, enabled by software in trustable processing environments including edge computing.
Safety Integrity is accredited as an “inspection body” for performing independent functional safety assessment in several industrial domains, e.g. machinery and automotive. Safety Integrity also engages as safety manager, offers training and support tools for safety assessment and has a tradition of participating in research projects. This is especially relevant today as future smart systems move beyond the realms of established safety practices.
Synective Labs AB
Synective Labs AB delivers state-of-the-art solutions, consultancy and support to companies involved in safetycritical/ autonomous systems, e.g. in automotive. Areas of expertise include industrial safety standards, deep learning/AI, autonomous driving, big data, sensor fusion and real-time processing in heterogeneous processing systems. Synective is actively collaborating with industry and academia to maintain its high level of services.
Syntell is a leading service provider in lifecycle management of complex systems, working with industry and governments to apply state-of-the-art systems engineering methods. Syntell relies on, and has a tradition of, close collaboration with research partners, including KTH. The growing complexity with connected and smart systems motivates specific and extra research collaboration at present.
Telenor Sverige AB
Telenor Sverige AB is a comprehensive provider of telecommunication services, with a mobile network that covers 99.9 percent of the Swedish population, and recognized as the global leader in IoT with more than 17 million connected things at global scale. They are committed to responsible business conduct and driven by the ambition of empowering societies. Connectivity has been Telenor’s domain for more than 165 years, and their purpose is to connect their customers to what matters most. Telenor Sweden is part of Telenor Group with 172 million subscribers across the Nordics, Asia and Research organization helping Telenor to be prepared for and leverage emerging technologies such as 5G, edge and 6G visions.
THHINK is active in wireless and autonomous systems in the UK, Japan, Australia and the Netherlands. THHINK is actively developing products and services in these areas, and in addition has an advisory role to the European Commission in the areas of CPS, IoT, AI and robotics. This has included defining a strategy for Horizon Europe with emphasis on dependable edge computing.
Varnish Software is a fast growing Swedish company with worldwide presence and offices in the US, UK, Germany, France, Norway, Singapore and Japan. Powered by the uniquely flexible, high performing Varnish Cache (Open Source) technology, they deliver enterprise solutions to customers globally, with focus on Website Acceleration, Content Distribution and Edge Computing. With rising expectations on digital experiences – low latency, high concurrency, high throughput – Varnish Software’s technology is becoming increasingly relevant, and perfectly matches requirements linked to 5G and Edge Compute.
Based in Jönköping, XENSE Vision are experts in computer vision and AI technologies. They build systems that both improve traffic flow and enable connected and autonomous vehicles to make safer and more efficient decisions. Their goal is a future where traffic has less of a negative impact on the environment, is less of a risk to the safety of humans and takes up less space in our towns and cities – in Sweden and across the globe.