Region Stockholm, together with KTH's Industrial Transformation and Transport Platforms, runs the project Fordonsdalen Stockholm. The goal is to strengthen the regional automotive industry's competitiveness in the transition to a sustainable transport system of the future.
The Fordonsdalen Stockholm project runs during 2020-2023 and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The goal is to develop the automotive industry in the region and to ensure its growth and international competitiveness. Also, it aims to strengthen the regional automotive industry's competitiveness in the transition to a sustainable transport system of the future.
The Fordonsdalen Stockholm aims to
- Establish Fordonsdalen Stockholm
- Develop a broad, strengthening collaborative organisation for Fordonsdalen
- Contribute to increased capacity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
- Develop collaboration models and demonstrations of findings the region
- Increase accessibility to the joint research and innovation capacity in the area
- Develop accessibility to test arenas, pilot tests, and collaboration models
View a film about Fordonsdalen Stockholm, in Swedish
When the transport ecosystem goes digital, electric and connected the demand for a competence shift in the automotive business increases. One key challenge is competence. The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, is responsible for this area within the project Fordonsdalen React.
Several companies in the region will benefit from various initiatives that strengthen their ability to adapt. KTH develops a completely new reskilling learning platform that is adapted to the needs of the industry, built with new smart technology and with new ways of working to meet personal learning requirements. The result is expected to be a real upskilling in a key area of transition for the enrolled companies.
Competence shift for a sustainable automotive industry
This is a one-year collaboration project between Region Stockholm, KTH, Södertälje Science Park and FKG – the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association focusing on green transition. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
The automotive industry is undergoing a major transformation driven by climate challenges and a rapid technological development. This transformation requires a new and intensified sustainability work. KTH has developed a course "Sustainable Transport systems" for Scania. Scania quickly gained useful knowledge that they turned into improvement projects in order to put sustainability even more in focus in the business.
The project includes adapting existing course to SMEs so that the project contributes to an increased competence at the company and that their sustainability work can be developed and accelerated.