Chalmers' Close Cooperation with Industry

Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 11:46

Chalmers University of Technology is considered as one the most reputable universities in Sweden and occupies a prominent international position in education and research in engineering for sustainable development.

According to an ISCA report, executive officials in Sweden have developed innovative, economic and native activities in order to create opportunities for universities to play an active role in the economy.

Due to the important role of science parks in providing resource network for new technology‐based firms, Swedish financial institutions are being encouraged to invest more in science and technology parks.

As industrial collaboration is a key activity to make sure that the research is relevant and applicable in industry, Chalmers University of Technology has extensive R&D cooperation with the process industry in western Sweden regarding energy efficiency, conversion, and reduction of CO2 emissions.

The largest private companies in Gothenburg are Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, SKF, Volvo Info Technology and Ericsson and Chalmers has cooperation with all of them. The university has an innovation system that helps researchers to discover opportunities for development within their own research, convert ideas into business and take care of patents and other immaterial rights.

The concept of a research infrastructure includes everything from advanced real or virtual labs to large databases, computer capacity for large-scale calculations and magnificent research facilities. In short, everything necessary to conduct truly outstanding research. Here are the facilities which meet the criteria necessary to be referred to as Chalmers infrastructure.

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering) is Chalmers' infrastructure for demanding computing calculations and data storage. It provides researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and in the rest of Sweden with hardware resources as well as software and knowledge of numerical modelling, simulation and analysis.

Chalmers Mass Spectrometry Infrastructure, CMSI, is a Chalmers infrastructure that provides access to mass spectrometry analyses to researchers both within and outside Chalmers. Mass spectrometry is an analytical technique that can be used to measure both the amount (quantification) and structure of molecules.

Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory, CMAL, is an experimental infrastructure for advanced materials research and characterization. It is open to scientists at Chalmers University of Technology and also users from all universities as well as industries, institutes and the society. The purpose is to provide analysis capabilities in a broad spectrum.

Chalmers Power central is an advanced energy research facility based at the Johanneberg campus. Cutting edge research in combustion, gasification, gas cleaning, carbon capture, energy storage and material science is carried out here in a large-scale facility along with pilot scale units. The Power central also supplies the campus with electricity, heating, cooling and compressed air.

The Lindholmen campus has the most comprehensive simulation equipment for training and research in maritime operations. There are a number of different simulators here representing different parts of a vessel and functions on shore. Several of the simulators are connected together which makes it possible to simulate complex scenarios, such as entire shipping lanes with several operators involved.

HSB Living Lab, as well as providing residential accommodation, the building will serve as a laboratory for the researchers − a living laboratory. This provides a great opportunity to conduct research into sustainable innovations in real-life residential environments. Measurements will be collected through sensors in the building, where water recycling, a solar panelling solution, smart booking systems, electricity consumption and sustainable building materials and components will be tested and evaluated.

The Nanofabrication Laboratory is a clean room facility for research and development in micro and nanotechnology. Here you will find a wide range of equipment for developing and testing new ideas on a micro and nano scale.

The Onsala Space Observatory is a national facility for radio astronomy operated by Chalmers on behalf of the Swedish Research Council. The facility is located on the Onsala peninsula, 45 km south of Gothenburg.


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