The research conducted within the research programmes and initiatives in product and production development continuously results in new projects and findings. The projects are run in collaboration between universities, institutes and companies with great importance for Swedish industry. Here you can read more about ongoing and completed projects.

Digital innovation for railway production value chains


Production2030, Rail, Value Chain

makeITrail is concerned with developing new methods and technologies to further integrate the value chain of railway manufacturing in Sweden. It aims to strengthen the supplier-producer-consumer relationship and connect local suppliers internationally. The project focuses on several strength areas in Produktion2030, like flexible production, virtual production, integrated product development, and resource efficient production. These areas link to the agenda of sustainable development 2030; in specific, “industry, innovation, and infrastructure” goal, and “responsible production and consumption”. The consortium consists of: Bombardier Transportation, HiTest, DELTA Development Technology AB, Mälardalen University, and the Research Institutions of Sweden.

Sensible Value Chain: Material Flows, Roles and Circular Economy – SCARCE


Circular Economy, Digitalization, Value Chain

SCARCE will investigate the needs, possibilities and obstacles in value chains up- and down-stream from a focal SME company. SCARCE will explore what data to measure and visualize, and how this data can enable more automated execution, as well as, more dynamic and proactive planning of production capacity and material flows across the companies in the value chain. In addition, we will study organizational capabilities, especially the future human role, for implementing and managing in a digital and data-driven value chain.