Strong companies that are highly expert in research and development are a natural part of the development of our study courses and programmes and of the region´s trade and industry. We have a history of working closely and long-term with our strategic partner companies. These collaborations have given us good understanding of what will be required of tomorrow´s business operations. In turn, this knowledge is used to create benefit in all SPARK projects.
In addition to our strategic partners, we have +400 companies within our projects in SPARK.
"The research is valuable and SPARK gives us a unique opportunity to collaborate with other companies on a platform that we couldn´t run alone", Ulrika Tjärnén, head of HR and HR manager, Avionics Systems.
"We are proud to be a strategic partner. It gives us the chance to actively profile our company to motivated students who are aiming at future opportunities in the global vehicle industry", Roger Blezell, site manager, Scania Oskarshamn.
"We see several benefits in SPARK: increased expertise in the region; a chance to show Husqvarna off to researchers and students; and, access to new knowledge through the projects in which we participate", Andreas Rangert, product management and product development manager.
"Change is a constant in the automotive industry. Via the business-centred collaboration in SPARK, we can maintain our cutting-edge position thanks to access to research and the right type of expertise", Ahmad Mansouri, Engineering Director Sweden.
"Knowledge intensive development is important for us. Thus, the SPARK collaboration was an obvious step. As a strategic partner, we gain a long-term perspective of the projects we take part in", Eleonor Svenningsson, HR development Manager.
"Many companies are facing a situation where they need to strengthen their product and process development. The research environment SPARK fits very well into these challenges and therefore this was a natural step for us to take. As a strategic partner, Träcentrum will also become an important bridge between academia and companies", Joakim Brobäck, CEO of Träcentrum.
Content updated 2019-09-09