In this project, targeted actions will be implemented in order to reinforce research, technological development and innovation among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Mid Nordic region. The actions are focused to a selected group of SMEs with great potential for innovation but with limited ability to independently carry out necessary research and technological development within sensor technology.
A reinforcement of research and innovation in the selected companies will be achieved through an extensive sharing of knowledge and resources between researchers, PhD, Master and Bachelor students from the academic environments Mid Sweden University and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) together with researchers and engineers at the participating Mid Nordic companies. The overall experience, expertise and infrastructure in this constellation is crucial for the implementation of the targeted actions, which will result in new or improved products and services, improved production methods and, in a longer perspective, a reduction of energy consumption and environmental impact. The project also contributes to enhance the cross-border cooperation between the Norwegian and the Swedish academia and businesses, thereby enhancing the conditions for the formation of a joint Mid Nordic innovation environment within sensor technology.