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Highlights 2021

RISE establishes a Centre for Cybersecurity

Digitalisation in society and business increases the risk of infringements in the form of cyberattacks. For this reason, RISE has established the Centre for Cybersecurity to strengthen applied research and develop cybersecurity expertise in Sweden.

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World-unique indoor test track for self-driving vehicles

In late April, AstaZero opened the world’s longest indoor track for testing active safety systems and autonomous technologies for all types of vehicles. The new track enables vehicle operators to conduct tests 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with reproducible light and surfaces.

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RISE acquires SSPA

In June, RISE acquired SSPA Sweden AB (originally Statens Skeppsprovningsanstalt), thereby further strengthening RISE’s offering and position in the maritime sector.

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New testbed for sustainable composite manufacturing

In September, RISE inaugurated Sweden’s only testbed for sustainable composite manufacturing in Piteå. This strategic initiative aims to support the industry’s transition to sustainable materials and production.

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Construction starts for SEEL in Gothenburg

Construction of SEEL (Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory) started at Gateway Säve in Gothenburg in late September. Covering an area of 13,300 square metres this will be Sweden’s largest test facility for electromobility, and will be completed in 2023.

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Centre for additive manufacturing

In collaboration with industrial and academic partners, RISE has established the Application Centre for Additive Manufacturing to support companies in areas ranging from the development of new business models to product design and testing in a real production environment.

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Testbeds for green transition

During the autumn, investments began to be made in RISE’s testbed initiative, which aims to accelerate the commercialisation of bioeconomy processes and products. A new pilot hall in Örnsköldsvik will be completed in 2023, in parallel with the modernisation of existing infrastructure.

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Training centre in Skellefteå

RISE is setting up the Arctic Centre of Energy (ACE) in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology, Northvolt, Skellefteå Kraft and Skellefteå Municipality. The vision is to create a world-leading centre for society’s energy transition.

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Published: 2022-04-01