- Since a couple of years we are conducting advanced research in close collaboration with the industry. This funding supports the development of research within these areas. It is important for both academia and industry, says Hans-Erik Nilsson, Dean and coordinator of the KK-research environment at Mid Sweden University.

Research is conducted in collaboration between the two research centers STC and FSCN. With the researchers' expertise in industrial IT and fibre and material techniques they intend to support industry in the development of new products, innovations and services. The goal is to create opportunities for industrial development that can lead to growth in both new and established businesses and ultimately benefit the entire region. The research projects are formulated in close cooperation with industry.

Henrik Sundberg at Bosch Rexroth in Mellansel is participating in the research project “Data Analysis in wireless industrial networks (DAWN)”, run by Professor Tingting Zhang at Mid Sweden University.

- For us at Bosch Rexroth, this means that we get the opportunity to deepen our research work on health monitoring within the hydraulic drive system, says Henrik Sundberg. The good knowledge of sensor technology and data analysis at Mid Sweden University gives us great confidence in the project. We hope for good results which we later on can introduce in our products and that can add value to our customers.

The leading global hygiene and forest company SCA is another of the partner companies. SCA's research and development center in Gothenburg will participate in the research design of fibre networks; “Applications for hygiene products” powered by Professor Tetsu Uesaka at Mid Sweden University.

- For us, this means that we will have further qualified models as a foundation for the design of future absorbent structures based on forest resources. The properties at micro level determine how well an absorbent hygiene product works for our users, says Dr. Charlotta Hanson, senior scientist at SCA.

Mid Sweden University's joint research environment for started in 2011 and is funded by the Knowledge Foundation.

The Knowledge Foundation believes that our institution has made great progress both strategically and organizationally which creates opportunities for continued development of our research. It pleases us very much, says Hans-Erik Nilsson. We work hard to develop our processes and our partnerships with industry in research issues.