How can the earth’s resources be saved by more things being connected to the Internet? That is an issue Professor Mattias O’Nils and his colleagues at the research centre STC look into.
– Our research is about connecting the physical world to the virtual one. Among other things, we are looking at how items can sense their context and communicate information about it, Mattias tells us.
STC, Sensible Things that Communicate, was founded in 2005. They develop sensor based systems and services in electronics and computer technology, focusing on industrial IT and digital services. Their research is about technology that makes it possible to streamline the work in the industry – and at the same time use less raw materials and Resources.
On 1 April of this year, a new exciting project will begin at STC. They will then look at how wireless control and measuring can make it possible to organize the industry in an entirely new and much better way.
– There is a global change taking place in the production industry and our research is very much a part of it, says Mattias.
The research environment at STC is cutting edge, with several well-equipped labs for optics, X-rays and 3D, among other things, as well as a high-class clean room. They collaborate with the research centre FSCN and are a part of Mid Sweden University’s Knowledge Foundation environment.