Group-wide research areas
AI and Data science
The fields of applied AI and data science safeguard expertise in areas such as machine learning, language technologies, autonomous systems and ethical data management, as well as sustainable digital solutions for trade and industry, the public sector and people.
The area generates expertise to stimulate sustainable environmental, technological and service development within the maritime and marine economy. Applies to, for example, food, shipping, offshore and biotechnology.
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The area generates expertise to support trade and industry and the public sector in building and managing sustainable living environments that can also cope with future needs and changes.
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The area generates expertise which contributes to society’s transition to a circular economy, such as circular business models, sustainable consumption, resource system analysis, life cycle assessment, reuse and recycling.
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The area generates expertise in cybersecurity as regards technical research into new security solutions and methods for risk and incident management, user-related issues such as technologies and policies related to privacy, organisational research such as organisational culture and motivation, and research at community level pertaining to issues such as the law and disinformation.
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The area generates expertise and capabilities for the transition to sustainable and renewable energy systems of the future, including safe, stable and flexible solutions for the supply, conversion, distribution and utilisation of energy. Includes infrastructure, buildings, industry and the transport sector.
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The area generates expertise which enables safer and more efficient healthcare processes, therapies, pharmaceuticals and medical technologies such as infection control, precision medicine and preventive healthcare.
The area strengthens expertise with regard to the capacity for innovation and reform in organisations and companies. The research conducted focuses on the adoption of new knowledge and interdisciplinary aspects, more efficient transition processes and understanding of the impact of system effects, in order to then convert this new knowledge into value through efficient innovation processes. The goal is to increase customers’ economic, social and environmental sustainability.
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The area generates expertise for new resource-efficient and cost-effective production methods and logistics for component manufacture through, for instance, digitisation, smart manufacturing, and circular manufacturing methods. Production methods may include, for example, forming, machining, additive manufacturing, and injection moulding. Also covered are joining techniques and the assembly of multicomponent systems.
The area safeguards relevant skills and competences in order to meet the needs of industry, administration and government authorities. Key areas include sustainability, efficiency and resilience, as well as food security. Food also plays a role in health effects, both in terms of diet and product safety. Intra- and interdisciplinary approaches are needed to meet the challenges facing the food system, nationally and globally.
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The area generates expertise and challenges the status quo for future, sustainable materials such as composites, plastics, metals and innovation-critical minerals as well as more bio-based materials, with applications in nanotechnology, construction and building materials, and smart materials for areas of application such as textiles and packaging. At present, the world is only 8.6% circular when it comes to materials, and unless system changes are allowed to evolve and all material streams become significantly more circular, we will not achieve established climate goals nor a circular economy.
The area generates expertise and capabilities for the transition to fossil fuel-free production and new resource-efficient production methods, processes and logistics in process-related industrial environments. This is accomplished by means of a sustainable raw material supply and the sustainable extraction of steel, metal, minerals and biomass, applied digitisation/smart production, processing and utilisation – including biorefinery and sustainable chemistry. Production may pertain to, for example, steel, metal, biomass, food, castings/mouldings, cement/concrete.
Risk, safety and resilience
The area generates expertise to support trade and industry and the public sector in order to increase safety, reliability and resilience. Examples include urban climate adaptation, robust infrastructure for transport, operation and maintenance, and heightened preparedness in the event of crises and disasters.
Service research and digitalisation of processes
The area generates expertise for the transition to the new service society in both trade and industry and the public sector. This is accomplished by applying service logic to value chains and new verticals, often supported by digital processes and infrastructure, and with, for example, the connected individual as the target audience.
Transport and mobility
The area generates expertise to support trade and industry and the public sector in the transition towards autonomous vehicles and transport, as well as expertise for the realisation, verification and validation of new solutions, technologies, systems, processes and services for the sustainable mobility of people and goods. Focus on increased safety, more efficient transport and logistics.
The area generates expertise and capabilities to support trade and industry and the public sector in the transition to a fossil fuel-free and shared transport system. The area includes powertrains, components, energy storage and energy supply systems for charging and refuelling. Focus on increased safety and efficient infrastructure in the transport system.