• IndTech – Collaboration for more innovation

Swedish Industry meets tech from Silicon Valley

We believe that collaboration leads to more innovation and better solutions. In 2019 a collaboration between Automation RegionNordic Innovation House – Silicon Valley and the strategic innovation program PiiA (process industrial IT and automation) started to connect companies in Sweden and Silicon Valley. Several digital workshops, discussions and meetings have taken place to form new relations and business over the Atlantic.

The goal of the project is to create a more sustainable circular Swedish industry by accelerating the digitization process to create opportunities for collaborations and strategic partnerships with leading technology companies in the Nordic region and in Silicon Valley. International cooperation and knowledge exchange in various areas, such as new business models, are an important part of the development towards a circular economy; another is a higher level of knowledge about how data can create circular flows and how cutting-edge technology can accelerate the development towards a digital circular transformation. The project intends to develop a working method and infrastructure for this, based on the fact that Sweden, in collaboration with the Nordic neighboring countries, has already established cooperation with innovation environments with relevant networks in Silicon Valley. The project aims to identify and validate success factors and components needed to take advantage of and develop strategic initiatives in collaboration with other geographical areas, where discussions are ongoing with Canada and Germany, among others. In the longer term, this is expected to contribute to establishing an attractive innovation environment for IndTech and electrification that positions Sweden as a leading nation in the area.


Gro Dyrnes

Chief Commercial Officer, Ivaldi

”I just wanted to keep you in the loop with regards to a very fruitful meeting we had with one of the large players you introduced me to just before the holiday. Thank you for this great opportunity.“

Robert Falck

CEO and Co-Founder, Einride

“... We are just in the starting loop of the biggest transport revolutions since we went from horses to cars, and in that change every company need to change and adapt to the future. The only way to be successful and being a part of that future is to learn new things. Therefore, this type of projects, with connection to Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley, is such a door opener”

Malin Rosqvist

Project Manager Swedish IndTech Silicon Valley

“The collaboration with Vinnova on both sides of the Atlantic and with a number of companies and other organizations paves the way for new collaborations, both in terms of innovation and concrete business. Our goal is to further contribute to digitalisation and sustainability for the industry, and thus to the competitiveness of Swedish companies!”

We’re building a strong network between companies from the industry sector and technology suppliers and developers. Our activities are open for your participation. The activities we’re arranging are conferences, workshops and match making events.
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Swedish IndTech – The Market

The purpose of this survey of the Swedish and global IndTech industry is to provide clarity around the sector while increasing its visibility. Sweden’s export of technology is an ongoing and resounding success, within which IndTech is a quiet achiever. And it’s time that people knew about it! The report is compiled by Blue Institute.

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AI & Digital Platforms

This report has two primary purposes: to provide industry with an evaluation of the importance of AI development as a force for change, and to create an internal basis for PiiA’s future development efforts, within which AI can be described as the next phase of industry’s digitalisation. Both these objectives are naturally compatible with the overall ambition of the report: to reach our target group of industry leaders and to serve as a source of knowledge for ongoing activities within relevant companies. The report is compiled by Blue Institute.

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About us & Contact

New technology enables smarter, safer and more climate-efficient solutions for industry. Sweden has a high degree of innovation and we generally quickly adopt new ways of working and solutions. We definitely have a chance to become a world leader in the climate-efficient process industry and we see great interest from other countries in learning more about our industries and how they apply new technology. We therefore work together to spread the “Swedish model” and how Swedish companies work with IndTech.

Automation Region creates conditions for world-class automation applications and contributes to increasing understanding of developments in the automation area.

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The strategic innovation program PiiA aims to ensure that the process industry has the advanced IT and automation solutions needed to be able to take advantage of digitalisation more efficiently than its competitors in the world market.

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The project is financed by Vinnova, the Swedish agency for innovation.

Malin Rosqvist

Program strategist, PiiA

Project manager for the initiative Swedish IndTech Silicon Valley