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Automation Region and THINGS join forces to fuel industrial innovation and collaboration

Press Release   •   Dec 04, 2015 09:35 CET

Automation Region is a collaborative project for strengthening and showcasing the Swedish world-leading automation industry and our substantial automation and production know-how. With 97 enterprises as members Automation Region have created an effective platform for sharing, collaboration and inspiration.

THINGS is a 2,000 square meter hardware hub in Stockholm with 32 startups and Main Partners like ABB, Assa Abloy, Husqvarna, NCC, SP and KTH. THINGS is focusing on collaboration between startups and established large companies in the areas of IoT, wearables, 3D scanning and printing, automation and robotics.

“We are looking forward to work with THINGS in finding new solutions and seize opportunities that arise in the rapid development of technology. At the same time we are positioning ourselves for the upcoming digitalization of industry and society”, says Mikael Klintberg, process manager at Automation Region.

“Automation Region has implemented several projects based on cooperation between small development companies, major automation companies and academia, and the results are very positive. Now we can accelerate the work and contribute to a revitalization of the automation industry”, says Karolina Winbo, process manager at Automation Region.

“Our partnership with the Automation Region drastically improves our capabilities in the field of industrial Internet and brings our members closer to numerous interesting potential customers and partners”, says Linda Krondahl, CEO at THINGS.

The new partnership between the Automation Region and THINGS is in effect immediately and will bring joint activities and efforts to fuel innovation in the 72 billion SEK automation industry in Sweden.

Automation Region is a collaborative project for strengthening and showcasing our world-leading automation industry and our substantial automation and production know-how. Today we have 130 members and partners, whereof 97 are enterprises. Automation is a Swedish future-oriented field of considerable importance for competitiveness and for the big questions concerning resource usage, energy and the environment management and human interaction. Together and in close collaboration with academia and the public sector, companies can gain many advantages through Automation Region. There is a remarkable amount of expertise within the automation field in the region that extends from Stockholm to Örebro, and from Eskilstuna to Uppsala. For more information, please visit www.automationregion.com.

THINGS is a 2,000 m2 co-working space at KTH Campus down-town Stockholm for selected start-ups with hardware as part of their solution and global ambitions. They work in areas like Internet of Things, wearables, 3D scanning/printing, automation and robotics. What makes THINGS unique is that we are independent from investors and manufacturers, our members have access to unparalleled prototyping and testing capabilities and last but not least, our partnerships with a number of the most successful and innovative export companies in Sweden. We have established THINGS as the number one hub for hardware oriented people and companies in Sweden and the obvious place to keep an eye on and visit while in Stockholm if you are interested in hardware related solutions. For more information please visit www.thingstockholm.com.