Founded in 2012 by RISE Acreo (then Acreo Swedish ICT), Swerea KIMAB and the Royal Institute of Technology, WBG (former SiC) Power Center is a platform for cooperation between industry, research institutes and academia within the whole value chain from material to systems. Leading industrial companies within automotive, energy systems and power electronics in Sweden and other research institutes have been members of the Center: Alstom Power (now GE), Ascatron, Bombardier Transportation, EK Power Solutions (formerly Elektronikkonsult), Eskilstuna ElektronikPartner, Kollmorgen (now Inmotion), Volvo Car, Volvo GTT, SEPS, SP and Swerea IVF. WBG Power Center is a non-profit association hosted by RISE Acreo established 2017 as a continuation of SiC Power Center. Five new members joint the center during the 2017: Micropower, Powerbox International, Solutions for tomorrow, Basic Semiconductor, Mid Sweden University. WBG Power Center has today 18 members.
The center has ambition; (a) to explore the potential of WBG electronics for future applications, increased competitiveness and sustainable development by joining resources, competences and knowledge, (b) to promote the introduction of WBG power electronics in products and applications where high energy efficiency, compactness and higher operation temperature provide significant system advantages and (c) to inspire and involve others.”
Contact: Mietek Bakowski; mietek.bakowski [at] ri.se, +46 (0)70 781 77 60
Founded in 1998, Yole Développement has grown to become a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting, media and corporate finance services. With a strong focus on emerging applications using silicon and/or micro manufacturing, the Yole Développement group has expanded to include more than 50 collaborators worldwide covering MEMS, Compound Semiconductors, LED, Displays, Image Sensors, Optoelectronics, Microfluidics & Medical, Advanced Packaging, Manufacturing, Nanomaterials, Power Electronics and Batteries & Energy Management.
The “More than Moore” company Yole, along with its partners System Plus Consulting, Blumorpho and KnowMade, support industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to grow their business.
Yole Développement also manages Micronews Media: To meet the growing demand for market, technological and business information, Micronews Media integrates several tools able to reach each individual contact within its network. It is the media sponsor of IWBGPEAW 2017.
Contact: Camille Veyrier; veyrier [at] yole.fr, +33 (0)472 83 01 01
The Swedish Energy Agency works for a sustainable energy system, combining ecological sustainability, competitiveness and security of supply.
For a more efficient energy use, the Agency supports the development and dissemination of knowledge targeted at households, industry, and the public sector.
The Agency finances research for new and renewable energy technologies, smart grids, and vehicles and transport fuels of the future. The Agency also supports commercialization and growth of energy related cleantech.
With the aim of attaining energy and climate objectives, the Agency participates in international collaboration and manages instruments such as the EU Emission Trading System and the Electricity Certificate System. The Agency also provides energy system analysis, energy forecasts and official energy statistics.
The Swedish Energy Agency is subordinate to the Ministry of the Environment and Energy, and regulated by the Government through the instruction and annual appropriations directives. Parliament and the Government decide on the assignments and budget of the Agency.
Contact: Pierre-Jean Rigole, Pierre-Jean.Rigole [at] energimyndigheten.se, +46 (0)73 660 02 46
Enterprise Europe Network helps small businesses to make the most of the European marketplace. Working through local business organisations, we can help to:
- Develop business in new markets
- Source or license new technologies
- Access EU finance and EU funding
- Locate partners for technology, business and R&D related collaboration
and much more. The network was founded in 2008, by the joining of networks Innovation Relay Centre and Euro Info Centre, and has close to 600 member organisations across the EU and beyond. They include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, universities and development agencies.
Enterprise Europe Network is the organiser of the matchmaking event during SCAPE 2018.
Contact: Lennart Granlund; lennart.granlund [at] ri.se, +46 (0)76 115 88 61
Green Power Electronics is a project partially funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region Program to promote the use of power electronics for green energy efficiency. The project aims to accelerate the market uptake of Advanced Power Electronics by companies in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) for the efficient conversion, transmission and consumption of energy.
The project aims to demonstrate solutions to overcome barriers and to increase the capacity of companies to adapt their business and R&I strategies to the potentials of Advanced PE. The project involves widely BSR companies in the development of a technology and product roadmap enabling them to define their technology and business strategies (e.g., adequate technology, timing of investments). The project carries out three demonstration pilots in the market sectors renewable energies, e-mobility and smart buildings with 8 companies and 7 research institutions. In addition the research partners consult 14 BSR companies supporting their R&I strategy development and work to spread competence about power electronics in the BSR.
Contact: Teresita Qvarnström; Teresita.qvarnstrom [at] ri.se, +46 (0)70 787 77 39