Production Area of Advance

Focuses on connected and sustainable production. The research produces knowledge and new tools in industrial simulation, automation, and the good working environments of the future.

Chalmers Production Area of Advance is a key enabler for sustainable production with a particular connection to change driven by electrification, digitalization, and circularity. This includes new resource and energy-efficient processes for manufacturing and development of new products and production systems. The research generates knowledge and tools in modelling, simulation, and optimisation, combined with support for decision-making in close collaboration with industry.

Our research makes Chalmers a leader in sustainable manufacturing technologies, production systems and product development.

Through the Areas of Advance, we bring together expertise from across our departments to tackle complex global societal challenges with other parties in society. We constitute the natural platform for partnerships and cooperation in different research fields, both with industry and academia, globally and on a national level. As a partner of EIT Manufacturing, we contribute to the innovation community within the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), that connects the leading manufacturing actors in Europe. We are also a part of EIT Raw Materials, the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals, and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

Production Area of Advance ensures a strong community-building with researchers across Chalmers, which makes us a desired partner in large projects where we contribute with solutions for a sustainable future.

Our research areas, centres, and available infrastructure in Production.


If you are looking for partners in the fields of Production, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

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Strategic partnership

The Production Area of Advance is host of one of Chalmers’ strategic partnerships. The partnerships promote long-standing collaborations between Chalmers, industry, and organisations, through research, competence provisioning, technology development and innovation. As the partnerships entail collaboration between top level managements, the partners can address joint priorities and form common agendas.

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