Collaborative platforms that drive social change
MDU runs various projects in collaboration with the private sector, municipalities, authorities and organisations. Activities relate to anything from research projects to degree projects and the development of courses. Local, regional as well as global.
Several projects and partnerships take place through the collaborative platforms linked to MDU. The collaborative platforms have an important function in strengthening the relationships between research, education, the private and the public sectors. The platforms offer opportunities for companies and organisations to participate in research and degree projects that in various ways take on societal challenges. Projects that enhance skills supply, climate change, developed innovation capacity, school development, health and welfare, digitalisation and strengthen business enterprise.
Read more here about our collaborative platforms
Automation Region is a centre of expertise and research at MDU which gathers small companies, large corporations, academia and the public sector in an industry-dependent cluster. Together with 160 member organisations, Automation Region’s mission is to promote Swedish automation expertise, stimulate innovations and energise the industry's long-term skills supply. Automation Region is financed with funds from the EU, Tillväxtverket (the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth), Vinnova and other regional operators.
Electrification Hub is a collaborative platform that gathers expertise in joint efforts to accelerate the development of electrification, energy and electromobility and further drive climate change in Sweden and internationally. The goal is to help reduce the environmental impact of heavy transport in Sweden, which involves a 70 per cent reduction in emissions.
MDU Living Lab - ways to collaborate
MDU Living Lab is arena for methodological development which strengthens collaboration between MDU, companies and the public sector. By developing methods for co-production, opportunities are created to increase efficiency, creativity and innovation capacity. The vision is to contribute to a sustainable society from a holistic perspective through collaboration.
Robotdalen is a centre of expertise and research at MDU. Since 2019, Robotdalen also has a parallel entity Robotdalen AB, which is owned by Robotdalen Förening, which consists of the following four members: Västerås City, Eskilstuna Municipality, Västmanland region and Sörmland region. Robotdalen addresses two major societal challenges, an ageing population and a competitive industry. It can help to solve these challenges by developing, commercialising and implementing new products and solutions.
Commissioned education for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
The commissioned education offered by MDU through Tillväxtmotorn can support you when your company is ready to grow. With the help of other business leaders, recognised experts in business development and MDU’s researchers, you can bring yourself and your company to the next level.