9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Chalmers is conducting research that enables increased autonomy in technical systems, rapid and reliable communications technology, advanced data analysis and solutions for urgent issues concerning security, integrity and sustainability.
Today’s technology offers incredible potential for new innovations, but also negatively impacts the environment with CO2 emissions on a scale comparable with aviation. Research is under way at Chalmers to offer computers and data traffic that use less energy. In certain fields, the researchers have succeeded in reducing energy consumption by 90%
The Production Area of Advance
has held a national mandate for research and education in the field of sustainable production since 2010. A large number of researchers are investigating production system performance, safe and healthy workplaces, the use of new materials, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and product development taking account of the entire life-cycle perspective, including the recycling process.
The Energy Area of Advance
combines expertise from various disciplines and collaborates with society and the business sector to develop sustainable energy systems for the future. Infrastructure to charge electric vehicles and smart electricity grids are examples of extensive areas of research at Chalmers.
The Excellence Initiative Nano
promotes the implementation of nanotechnology in society for a sustainable future, partly by developing more energy-efficient materials, and partly by striving to find sustainable complements to toxic and finite materials.