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DigiCORE – Collaboration and Research

DigiCORE is a lab and demo facility focusing on digitalization technologies and their real-world applications

DigiCORE has been developed to support Swedish industry and small and medium-sized companies. It is a lab at RISE in central Västerås where organizations and research meet. We help you to find next step in your digitalization journey, get inspiration about new technologies, and find new collaborations. DigiCORE lab:

  • showcases research and innovation methods, project results and demos for digitalization of Swedish Industry. 
  • provides a place for regional competence networking, skills development, helps in designing and verification of proof-of-concept (pilot) projects.
  • enables access to research tools, equipment and specialist knowledge to showcase research inspiration for external customers.

Your organisation can use DigiCORE to access the expertise available at RISE. For instance, the lab provides help in identifying opportunities for using process data in new ways, exploring how new technologies such as VR and AR can be used to facilitate work, and discovering how AI can streamline processes and create new opportunities for your business. Among others, our research expertise covers the following areas:

  • Connected Industrial Technology (IndTech)
    • Operator's Control Room (EoW environment in collaboration with ABB)
    • Industrial IoT Solutions (Microsoft Azure, AWS)
    • Service-oriented Architecture (data security trust, privacy and integrity)
  • IoT Data and AI Services
    • Scalable IoT simulators,
    • Data/AI services,
    • Machine learning and optimisation
    • Machine vision applications for visual inspection in production
  • Extended Reality (XR)
    • Augmented Reality (AR)
    • Virtual Reality (VR)
    • 3D visualizations for digital twins
  • Innovation management
    • Systematic innovation management
    • Strategy and process design
  • Human centered design and design research
    • User research and requirements understanding
    • Concept development
    • Storyboarding
    • Lo-fi and hi-fi prototyping
  • Software testing and verification 
    • Test automation
    • Test selection
    • Verification and validation of AI/ML
    • AI/ML for testing

The lab also serves as a bridge to Automation Region’s extensive network and the expertise held throughout all of RISE.

Would you like to know more about DigiCORE or to talk to us about how we can work on your challenges and your digitalisation journey? Book an appointment with us.



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Laboratory testbeds (LT)


Education, ICT and Telecom, Process industry


Artificial intelligence, Work environment, Cyber security, Data science, Design, Digitalisation, Digital health, Energy, Innovation support, Internet of Things, Climate neutral industry, Professional education, Pulp and paper, Mobility, Perception, Service innovation

Strategic innovation program

Process Industrial IT and Automation


Region Västmanland


Stora Gatan 36, Västerås

Saad Azhar

Contact person

Saad Azhar


+46 73 844 70 60

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