Swedish Manufacturing R&D Clusters






In 2020, RISE was appointed to coordinate the Swedish Manufacturing R&D Clusters, with a widened scope to all companies related to Swedish production.

The Swedish vehicle manufacturing companies have since long initiated a structure for coordination of research and innovation – the Swedish Manufacturing R&D Clusters. In 2020, RISE was appointed to coordinate the clusters.

Eight clusters are active today within different expertise areas within manufacturing R&D. Four clusters deal with specific manufacturing process areas, while four clusters focus on supporting areas of importance for sustainable production.


Strengthens Sweden as a sustainable industrial nation

The goal of the clusters is to develop economically and environmentally sustainable manufacturing systems that are capable of efficiently supplying the market with the innovative products of the future. Through the cluster’s working methods and activities, we strengthen Sweden’s continued success as a sustainable industrial nation.

What we do in the clusters

  • Creates roadmaps based on industry challenges
  • Initiates R&D projects that build knowledge in identified areas
  • Perform knowledge transfer from the projects, e.g. via the annual cluster conference


Advantages from taking part in a cluster

The objective of the clusters is to develop sustainable manufacturing systems for innovative products, both with respect to economic and climate goals. The clusters members can obtain the following:

  • Creating solutions to challenges together with other industrial partners
  • Early information on on-going initiatives
  • Knowledge and benchmark through the network
  • Possibility to propose content in national and European R&D agendas


Our clusters


More information on the clusters


Our organization


Do you want to take part in the cluster strategic work?

Contact: Boel Wadman, RISE, boel.wadman@ri.se

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