Chalmers University of Technology has a number of partnerships with
strategically selected organisations and industries. The partnerships are
long-term and large-scale investments, often running over many years, involving
Chalmers as a whole. This enables Chalmers and the external partners to
understand each other’s operations, and the conditions needed for them to
contribute to growth and competitiveness.
One of the things that separates the strategic
partnerships from other types of collaborations is the link between
management-level collaborations and concrete projects. This allows sharing of
overall knowledge and needs, laying the groundwork for Chalmers and company
managements to form common agendas.
The companies’ insights in their own field of industry
provide important input when Chalmers plans future education programmes; in
this way, long-term skills provision is ensured. At the same time, Chalmers
students can feel confident to get relevant jobs after graduation; their skills
are clearly in demand.
As for research, the parties
invest in joint research projects; projects that require cutting-edge expertise
and also need to take advantage of the disciplinary breadth offered by
Chalmers. These joint initiatives enable staff members at Chalmers and the
partner companies to work together for a longer or shorter period of time. This
way, knowledge and skills transfers between partners can take place in an easy
and direct manner.
Every year, a joint activity
plan is formed with each strategic partner. This is part of a systematic work
process that stimulates development and enables follow-up.
Chalmers Areas of Advance are
based on excellent scientific depth, but work in breadth across Chalmers’
disciplines. The Areas of Advance host the strategic partnerships. This means,
among other things, that the Areas of Advance coordinate the work to ensure
breadth and commitment from all over Chalmers. For each partner there is a
designated partnership manager, as well as contact persons for research and
For Chalmers, well-functioning
collaborations with society and business have a long-standing history.
Collaboration is a key to long-term high quality and enables Chalmers to
contribute to the development of society and the business community. The
collaborations also create good conditions for attracting international
expertise to Sweden.
Chalmers has the following
strategic partners as of today. In the near future, you will be able to read
more about each one of them in their own web pages.
- Göteborg Energi
- HSB Living Lab
- IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
- Norwegian Public Roads Administration
- Stora Enso
- Volvo Group