Over the years, IDC has completed a number of projects, amongst others, Kompetensnavet, Hållbar industriell utveckling and Möbelbruket.
ReactEU Energy Storage & Power Electronics
The project further develops the technical laboratory in ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena and thereby strengthens Skövde and Skaraborg’s position as a nationally significant node in the manufacture of electric powertrains.
The investment broadens the existing technical laboratory in ASSAR to include more complete electric drive systems and creates a knowledge base within testing and verification of production methods as well as research on production systems in different parts of the value chain. The knowledge is relevant to the entire cluster of manufacturing companies, subcontractors, and technology companies located in the region.
For a smart and sustainable industry.
Catalyst is the project which will give increased responsibility for the future through the conversion to a more circular economy and more sustainable products within industry.
Through collaboration between several development centers, universities, innovation environments and research institutes, more than 360 manufacturing industrial companies in West Sweden will be given access to innovation experts and on-going projects and new research findings.
ASSAR Industrial Innovation Arena
A platform for the exchange of knowledge with national and international companies, knowledge nodes and institutes.
The aim of this venture is to establish a world-leading development environment which is physically and virtually integrated for research, technological development, innovation and education in Skövde.
The initiators of this venture are Gothia Innovation AB, the University of Skövde, the Volvo Group, Volvo Car Corporation and Industrical Development Center West Sweden AB.
The project for circular fashion and sustainable environments.
The platform will work as a enabler and catalyst for the development of the textile, furnishing and furniture sectors in West Sweden with special emphasis on small and medium-sized companies in the region.
Circular Hub’s vision and overall aim is to place West Sweden as a world-leading partner and role model within circular economy and minimize the impact on the environment concerning textiles, fashion, furnishings and furniture.
The Datemats project will improve knowledge and technology transfer in a design-driven way.
The aim of the Datemats project is to transfer and implement a unique, design-driven method of training for students with various backgrounds (design and technology) within the area of Emerging Materials and Technologies (EMT). A further aim of the project is to increase knowlege and the transfer of technology from the Academy and research centers to industry. IDC West Sweden is one of several collaboration partners in Europe.
Transformation for vehicle suppliers
Framrutan is a regional collaborative project which offers 70 hours coaching support to help companies with their transformation. Furthermore, the project offers competence development and adaptation of operations based on the technological development taking place for the participants. This enhances the companies’ competitiveness and the region will continue to be a world leader. The suppliers are the ‘engine’ of the industry with 375 suppliers and 42 500 employees in Västra Götaland, making this extremely important.
For SMEs and startups
The Competence + project gives companies the chance to strengthen their business with one of all the experienced and skilled people who have been affected by redundancies due to the corona pandemic. This will increase companies’ ability to innovate and be competitive, and ultimately make the wheels roll faster and contribute to new jobs being created and skills remaining in the region.
Next generation powertrain production
Part of Vinnova’s program Challenge-driven Innovation, step 3 – implementation.
The automotive industry is in the middle of a technology shift towards electric powertrains. One of the big challenges to remain competitive in the technology change is to be able to cost-effectively convert existing production to the production of new powertrains.
The project investigated an efficient public handling of furniture and worked as support where the public sector could find and disseminate information about the circular handling of furniture.
Between 2015 and 2019, the Möbelbruket Project together with the furniture industry investigated how a professional handling of furniture for recycling could be implemented. The aim was to find a working business model which was successful. A finished business model is now being run by the Sajkla company which takes care of questions concerning businesses connected to an industrial qualitative recycling. A rationalised flow of furniture for recycling goes via the supplier networks which have previously taken part in the Möbelbruket Project.
Hållbar Industriell Utveckling
The project created increased competitiveness for our partner companies by the conversion to a more sustainable business and manufacturing process. In the concept of sustainability, there are three dimensions: socal, economic and ecological.
Sustainable Industrial Development ran between the years 2016 and 2018 and it was run through ”help to self-help” to attain long-term effects. Through a learning organisation, the level is increased internally in the companies and it is retained to be further developed even after the venture. Participating companies have, via the project, received a more systematic and strategic way to work when it comes to the sustainable development of their business and production; this in turn generates a competitive and profitable industry.
A development project that made a difference.
The Competence Node was run during a three-year period between October 2015 and September 2018. The aim of the project was to secure attractive workplaces for a sustainable future industry and included subjects such as values, mapping of competence, employeeship, involvement, education, equality and diversity.