minSTInnovation at Mälardalen University receives research grant from the Regional Fund

Jun 17, 2011 | Research/Cooperation

During last week the Regional Fund granted support of two million kronor to Mälardalen University through the minSTInnovation in Mälardalen project.
- Thanks to this new research money we will be able to develop our work and help small and medium-sized companies to convert our knowledge into their activities, says Anders Martinsen, Process Manager of minSTInnovation.

minSTInnovation is a further development of teknIQ/minST, a project which had its origins in the year 2000 and the strong research profile Embedded Systems at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT) at Mälardalen University. Thanks to this new support minSTInnovation will be able to assist the target group of small and medium-sized companies with product development for embedded systems. The purpose is to raise the value of products and systems for increased competitiveness on the market. At IDT researchers, research students, teachers and Master’s students, together with private specialists, will be working with matched efforts at the applicability level in the companies’ product development with embedded systems. Small and medium-sized companies will thus come into contact with research and increase their competence, along with having the opportunity to convert new knowledge and competence into concrete product development. Furthermore it will give the researchers and research students participating in minSTInnovation an experience and boosting of competence from other perspectives, for example entrepreneurship. This new direction will be starting in September 2011 but there are already ideas for projects that could find a place in minSTInnovation.

For more information please contact Anders Martinsen, Process Manager of minSTInnovation, at 021-10 31 07 or anders.martinsen@mdh.se