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Partners at Digital Futures find an arena where they can identify common technologies and challenges for multi-partner collaboration to be matched with academic excellence.


The City of Stockholm is constantly developing. We strive for accessibility for all citizens and make sure Stockholm is a sustainable, innovative and versatile city. Every municipality in Sweden has an elected council that collects income tax and provides public services, utilities, housing, and cultural activities.

The City Council of Stockholm is the supreme decision-making body in the municipality. For certain tasks of a fundamentally local character, each county has an elected County Council. The County Council is responsible for healthcare, dental care, public transport, infrastructure and regional development.

Region Stockholm is responsible for all publicly-financed healthcare and public transport in Stockholm County. The Region Stockholm Assembly is also responsible for other overall issues within the county, such as regional planning and cultural subsidies.

”The City of Stockholm, together with colleagues from Region Stockholm, depend on others in business and academia to help solve our emerging challenges. By collaborating through Digital Futures, the City of Stockholm is an active partner in what is an essential arena for innovation and digital transformation”, explains Alexandra Göransson, Deputy CEO of Stockholm.

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business, and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

“Being a part of Digital Futures ecosystem will further facilitate our collaboration with industrial and public stakeholders. This partnership will bring new insights and talents to our digital transformation driving innovation and sustainability in our operations”, says Anders Bergman, Digital Business Transformation Lead at Sweden Operations.

Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world.

“The networks we develop make digitalization possible”, says Magnus Frodigh, Vice President and Head of Ericsson Research. “To understand the specific requirements of industries and society that will use the network platform for innovative digitalization solutions, we want to work together with ecosystem partners and leading academia. Sweden has a long tradition of successful collaboration between industry and academia, something we want to build on.”

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defence in all domains to civil security. Saab’s market offering is broad and consists of complex systems involving extensive research and development as well as services with a high degree of repetition. With operations on every continent, Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

“As the world becomes more uncertain and the rate of technological change speeds up, Saab needs to keep innovating to renew business. I am looking forward to this new partnership with Digital Futures. Research collaboration is important for us to satisfy our customers’ future needs in the best possible way”, says Petter Bedoire, Chief Technology Officer at Saab.

Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions with 50,000 employees in about 100 countries. Together with our partners and customers, we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system.

“Digital transformation is one of the highest importance to Scania when driving the shift towards sustainable transport solutions”, says Peter Vincent, Head of Connected Systems at Scania. “We partner with Digital Futures to ensure that our industrial innovations harness the latest results in multiple related research fields.”

Johan Ragnevad, Senior Manager Technology Strategy of Connected Systems at Scania and member of the Digital Futures Industrial & Societal Board, adds, “Through Digital Futures, we collaborate with digital transformation leaders and learn from each other in applied research and development projects of mutual benefit to multiple partners. The exchange of ideas and co-operation in research with external partners and academia are also essential for us to be an attractive employer of talent in the Stockholm area.”

Skanska is one of the largest Swedish construction companies, with thousands of projects every year. We build for a better society and aim to be a leader in sustainable solutions, quality, safety and ethics.

“To be a partner of Digital Future gives us at Skanska the possibility to exchange ideas, share new perspectives and test innovative solutions in close collaboration with the academia, the public sector and other business actors. What we build will bring value to society long after our lifetime. Therefore, it´s necessary for us, together with others, to develop innovation for sustainability”, says Lars Jonson, Business Development Director, Skanska.

Xylem is a leading water technology company committed to “solving water” by creating innovative and smart technology solutions to meet the world’s water, wastewater and energy needs. ​In a world of ever-growing challenges, Xylem delivers innovative water technology solutions throughout the cycle of water.

“Water is essential to life, and at Xylem, we’re committed to solving the world’s most critical water challenges. We transport, treat, and test water to ensure its quality. Innovation and research are critical to our success, which is why we are proud to be part of an eco-system such as Digital Futures”, says Ulf Carlsson, Director Innovation & Predevelopment at Xylem Water Infrastructure.