30 million kronor for research into innovation management and embedded systems

Dec 16, 2011 | Research/Cooperation

Yesterday Mälardalen University received the positive news that four new research projects have been granted close to 15 million kronor in funding from the Knowledge Foundation, the foundation for knowledge and competence development. The Knowledge Foundation awarded almost 60 million kronor for research with industry, and Mälardalen University received the largest share.

The cooperating companies in Mälardalen University’s research project, Ericsson, ABB, Enea, Arcticus, Volvo CE and VARUM, contribute as much money as the Knowledge Foundation, so the total research investment is 30 million kronor. All the research projects will start during next year; three of them will be done in embedded systems and one in innovation management.

The project in innovation management, Service Innovation Management for Global Industrial Companies (SIMGIC), deals with producing new and more efficient methods for service opportunities in service management at the cooperation companies of Ericsson and ABB. The project was granted 4.6 million kronor from the Knowledge Foundation and the main applicant is Erik Lindhult, Senior Lecturer in Business Administration at Mälardalen University.

Performance Preserving Multicore Scheduling (PPMsched) is a project in embedded systems that Mälardalen University is running in conjunction with Enea and Ericsson. The project deals with producing new techniques in multicore modern computers. The Knowledge Foundation granted almost 4.5 million kronor for the project and the main applicant is Thomas Nolte, Professor of Computer Science, with specialisation in Embedded Real-time Systems, at Mälardalen University.

The other project in embedded systems is Function and Execution Models in Modern Software Architectures for Vehicles (Femmva). The project deals with developing patterns enabling transformation between different modelling languages for software architectures in modern vehicles. The project was granted ca.4.2 million kronor from the Knowledge Foundation and the main applicant is Mikael Sjödin, Professor of Emdedded Systems at Mälardalen University.
Vision-aided Robot for Underwater Minehunting (VARUM) is a two-year project in embedded systems that Mälardalen University is running in conjunction with SAAB Dynamics AB. The project deals with producing a better and safer system for mine clearance of lakes and seas by using underwater robots. VARUM was granted 1.5 million kronor from the Knowledge Foundation and the main applicant is Mikael Ekström, Senior Lecturer in Robotics at Mälardalen University.