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Smarter Electronic Systems is a strategic innovation program to increase competitiveness and growth in Swedish industry

Smarter Electronic Systems

Smarter Electronic Systems is a strategic innovation program for increasing competitiveness and growth in Swedish industry. The work takes place in broad collaboration between industry representatives, research institutes and universities.

About us

Smarter Electronic Systems is a strategic innovation program for increasing competitiveness and growth in Swedish industry. The work takes place in broad collaboration between industry representatives, research institutes and universities.

Sweden is a world-class industrial country. To a large extent the reason is that we have a world-class position in terms of electronic systems. Electronic systems are highly cross-sectoral. They are part of an ever-increasing number of contexts and constitute an increasingly larger and more important part of the products and production systems that exist and are developed within different industries. This increases the market.Smart Electronic Systems are increasingly being demanded as new efficient solutions are required to meet the many global challenges facing the world, such as demands for the development of renewable energy sources, streamlining energy production, energy saving, long-term sustainable environment and healthcare and care for a growing and an increasingly aging population.In order for Sweden and Swedish companies to be able to compete on smart electronic systems in the future, we need to meet three main challenges.
Value Chain
Improve collaboration and increase efficiency in the value chain
Areas of excellence
Maintain and further develop excellence in key areas of electronics
Competence
Secure the supply of skillsThe Smarter Electronic system program works with these three challenges.Participate and develop the opportunities, e.g. by engaging in our program advisory boards or filing of applications in our open calls.

Vision

In 2025, Sweden remains a world-class industrial country. Sweden is in the absolute world top in areas where you are dependent on advanced technology.

A big part of the reason is that we are world-class in terms of electronic systems. Electronic systems are highly cross-sectoral. They are part of an ever-increasing number of contexts and constitute, an increasingly important part of the products and services that exist and develop within different industries. This increases the market. Smart electronic systems will be increasingly demanded as new efficient solutions have to be found to meet the many global challenges facing the world, such as requirements for the development of renewable energy sources, streamlining energy production, energy saving, long-term sustainable environment and care for a growing and increasingly aging population.Sweden is in 2025 a country that is very attractive for electronics-dependent companies of all sizes, because here there is a geographical proximity to thriving research and industry which, with its efficiency and cutting-edge expertise, provides a good foundation for the companies through a favorable climate to operate in.The efficiency of electronics systems FoU is ensured by well-functioning collaboration between all actors involved. The smart electronic systems area is characterized by high accuracy through all the players involved, there are good will and good conditions to meet each other’s terms.As a result of Swedish companies in Smart Electronic Systems streamlining their cutting-edge expertise to those areas where Sweden has the best conditions to be stronger than competition, we are world leaders in these areas. The connection to the needs on the market is well thought out, clear and successful.The smart electronic systems area is supplied with competent staff from an education system that is well connected to both the research and industry’s prerequisites through relevant subjects, marked elements of “industrial reality” in basic education and well-functioning academic further development opportunities.Overall, the 2025 world map of electronics development is very different today, and Sweden has secured a close position. The equation “to be present when the train goes” is appropriate but not sufficient. In 2025 Sweden has not just stepped on the train; we have also acted as train drivers in selected areas and also identified where new rails should be built in unmanned terrain.In short, the electronics industry has the potential for strong growth in both the short and long term. A competent and competitive electronics industry is a prerequisite for a successful and internationally competitive industry as a whole. Sweden has every reason and every chance to secure its position in world class. But the position must be earned – continuously.Short factsSweden has over 3,600 electronics companies that have a turnover of SEK 153 billion and employ nearly 50,000 Swedes (2011). If we add to companies where the electronics are a crucial component of our own product, we achieve a combined turnover of more than SEK 1,000 billion and more than 300,000 employees.Sales have increased by 66% since 2002 and industry is also a lever for other industries such as vehicles, medical technology, telecom, energy, automation and production.Our 3,600 electronics companies have in 10 years increased their value added by 90% (2002-201).The electronics industry is also a large export industry. According to Statistics Sweden, electronics / telecoms constitute a major export product, 11%, of the total Swedish exports.

Organisation

 

Board
Ulla-Britt Fräjdin-Hellqvist, Chairman
Fredrik Wising, Saab AB
Bo Wass, Smartilizer Scandinavia AB
Maria Månsson, Prevas AB / Chairman Swedish Electronics
Mikael Joki, Eskilstuna Elektronikpartner AB
Christina Hugosson, Effic AB
Tommy Noaksson, ABB Process Automation
Edvard Kälvesten, Silex AB
Leif Ljungqvist, Comstrat Consult AB
Jerker Delsing, Luleå University of Technology
Carl-Mikael Zetterling, Royal Institute of Technology
Program Office
Magnus Svensson, Program Manager
Therese Forsén, Communications Manager
Anders Martinsen, Project Manager
Thorbjörn Ebefors, Deputy Program Director and Internationalization
Program Areas
There are three program councils, each of which responds to the three main challenges that are in focus for Smarter Electronic Systems.The councils propose activities and initiatives. The board is decisive. In the councils, there are professionals from the industry who want to influence and participate in the work within the respective council’s area.Each council is led by people from the board and the agency:
Each council is led by a board representative and a representative from the agency.
Lace Areas
Leif Ljungqvist, comstrat leif@comstrat.se
Magnus Svensson, Program Office magnus.svensson@smartareelektroniksystem.se
Value Chain
Maria Månsson, Prevas AB maria.mansson@prevas.se
Competence
Mikael Joki, Eskilstuna Elektronikpartner AB mikael.joki@eepab.com
Anders Martinsen, Program Office anders.martinsen@smartareelektroniksystem.se
Those who want to participate in the councils are warmly welcome to contact those responsible for the councils
International collaborations
As of 2018, the program will focus on strengthening Swedish companies’ participation in international project consortium. We build networks with organizations that are similar to Smarter Electronic Systems in other countries and help Swedish companies find international partners. Chief responsible is Thorbjörn Ebefors who is Deputy Program Director: thorbjorn.ebefors@smartareelektroniksystem.se
Agenda
In autumn 2013 Smarter Electroic Systems presented the research and innovation agenda, which forms the basis of the program. The agenda was produced under the guidance of the following working group:Working groupLeif Ljungqvist, Acreo Swedish ICT
Jan Y Andersson, Acreo Swedish ICT
Louise Felldin, Acreo Swedish ICT
Maria Månsson, Prevas, Trade organization Svensk Elektronik
Dag Andersson, Swerea IVF
Pierre-Yves Fonjallaz, PhotonicSweden
Dag Jungenfeldt, Chalmers
Staffan Norrga, KTH
Jerker Delsing, LTU

Strategic initiatives

In addition to open calls, the program implements strategic initiatives to address the Swedish electronics industry’s three main challenges

  • Create better knowledge transfer and collaboration in the value chains
  • Maintain and develop Swedish leading areas
  • Create safer supply of skills

Internationalization

The project impact platform aims to increase Swedish participation in the EU research programs, such as H2020, ECSEL and Eureka.

More information coming soon.

Contact information

Thorbjörn Ebefors, Project Manager, thorbjorn.ebefors@smartareelektroniksystem.se

Contact us

Smarter Electronic Systems

Teknikföretagens Branschgrupper
Storgatan 5
Box 5510
114 85 Stockholm

+46 (0) 706-96 36 17
info@smartareelektroniksystem.se