Research centres

At Chalmers University of Technology there are a number of research centres, national competence centres as well as other centres which cooperate across traditional departmental boundaries.
Centres hosted by Information and Communication Technology Area of Advance
Antenna Systems Research Centre, ChaseOn
ChaseOn is a consortium between Chalmers and company partners. The centre is oriented towards applied research within antenna systems, sensor systems, biomedical electromagnetics, communication systems, and signal processing. The research projects are chosen based on industrial and societal needs, and global sustainability.

Chalmers Artificial Intelligence Research Centre, CHAIR
CHAIR will significantly increase Chalmers’ expertise and excellence in artificial intelligence. The aim is to become a world-class hub for research, education, and innovation in AI. The research is based on real-world challenges and  closely related to the needs of the centre’s industry partners.
Fibre Optic Communications Research Centre, FORCE
FORCE is a Chalmers-based centre with the purpose of bringing together all research relevant to optical fiber communication. This is cross-disciplinary and currently involves people from three departments and bridges the whole chain from components to systems and analysis to experiments.
GigaHertz Centre
GigaHertz Centre is an international consortium between Chalmers University of Technology and industry for bringing research in microwave, mm-wave and terahertz  technologies faster to utilisation in wireless communication, defense, security and space. GigaHertz Centre is a Vinnova Vinn Excellence Centre year 2007–2016.
Software Centre
Software Center works in a strategic partnership with partner companies to significantly accelerate their adoption of novel approaches to software engineering.
Visual Arena Research
Visualization Center strengthens, collects and develops research and education in visualization at Chalmers and Göteborg University. The centre is located at the Visual Arena Lindholmen and collaborates in a network with academia, industry and the public sector. We offer activities, facilities and visualization equipment.

Centres related to Information and Communication Technology Area of Advance:
Urban Safety and Societal Security Research Center, Urbsec
URBSEC is jointly run by Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. Together with external partners, the objective is to build essential competence for meeting challenges concerning urban safety, crime prevention, and societal capacities to manage and recover from serious emergencies and crises.
SAFER, The Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers
SAFER is a centre of excellence for vehicle and traffic safety which conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research and innovation to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries in traffic. Chalmers is the host for the center, which has 34 partners from academia, industry and society.
MedTech West – a collaborative platform for biomedical engineering R&D
MedTech West is a collaborative platform for research, education, development and evaluation of biomedical engineering concepts and technologies. We initiate, facilitate and promote increased research collaboration between the health care sector, industry and academia. Focus is on actual clinical needs in collaboration with relevant clinical staff.
The Electromobility Centre is a national centre of excellence for electric and hybrid vehicles and serve as a base for integration between academia and industry. The research covers system studies, electric machines, energy storage and vehicle analysis. We also manage PhD courses, a doctoral network, fuel cell activities and a daily analysis.
Graphene Centre at Chalmers
The graphene center encompasses several graphene-related research projects funded by the EU and domestic sources, plus the Graphene Innovation Lab as an industrial interface. Topics covered include, e.g., production and characterization, high-frequency electronics, optoelectronics, batteries, sensors, composites and modelling.
Wingquist Laboratory VINN Excellence Centre
The Wingquist Laboratory VINN Excellence Centre (nominated by Vinnova in 2007) is a part of the Wingquist Laboratory. It is a joint venture agreement between Chalmers,  FCC and industrial partners. The Wingquist Laboratory VINN Excellence Center envisions a fully virtual product realization process, where complex assembled products and their production systems are developed and verified together, without physical prototypes or testing.
Onsala Space Observatory
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. With the help of radio astronomy they explored stars and galaxies. The researchers are also studying the earth's surface and the atmosphere.

Published: Fri 01 Feb 2019.