While many materials science researchers at Chalmers have industrial research collaboration partners for individual projects, the Area of Advance serves as a platform for broader and deeper interaction with society and industry, enabling us to take on the grand societal challenges.
Chalmers has a number of long-term partnerships with strategically selected organisations and industries. All partnerships span from management-level collaboration to concrete projects, enabling joint research projects as well as sharing of knowledge and needs, and providing valuable input to the planning of relevant future education programmes.
Each partnership is hosted by one of Chalmers’ Areas of Advance, coordinating work across disciplines and departments. The Materials Science Area of Advance is host to three Strategic partnerships: Nouryon, Stora Enso, and RISE.
Partnership Manager: Rickard Frost
Read more: Chalmers’ strategic partnerships
Signing of the strategic partnership with RISE (Dec 2019)
Signing of the strategic partnership with Nouryon (former Akzo Nobel) (June 2016, in Swedish)
Signing of the strategic partnership with Stora Enso (May 2016, in Swedish)
One of the competitive edges of Materials Science at Chalmers and The Department of Biomaterials at University of Gothenburg is the access to state-of-the-art infrastructure, from small instrumentation to the advanced clean room for nano-fabrication. In addition to our on-site research infrastructure, we are involved in instrumentation projects at large scale research facilities for neutron and synchrotron x-ray scattering.
Read more: Materials science research infrastructure
Materials Science at Chalmers connects to nine competence centres. These are long-term (usually 10 years) programs with funding from public agencies, the university, and a consortium of industries. These centres act both as a driving force for the development of science and as a neutral arena for industrial actors (often competitors) to meet around, and work on, generic challenges in their respective field.
List of competence centres relevant to materials science