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CPSE-Labs ( is an EU-funded network of Cyber-Physical Systems design centres that links together a consortium of nine partners, all with world-class expertise in CPS engineering: KTH, fortiss, ONERA, LAAS-CNRS, Newcastle University, OFFIS, Indra Sistemas, Technical University of Madrid and Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum.

Who we are

The CPSE-Labs Design Centre, Sweden   is hosted by the Department of Machine Design at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Our core activities are driven by three main partners at the Department:

  • The   (ICES), which has around 25 industrial partners and is strongly connected to innovation, research and educational initiatives in the Stockholm region.
  • The , with their focus on new possibilities and freedom in design of flexible, innovative, intelligent and user friendly products, machines and systems. Active research fields include model-based engineering methodology, integrated development environments, safety, architectures for autonomous systems and simulation.
  • The , with their focus on organizational and technical processes for the efficient and effective development of innovative technology oriented products, services and systems. Research covers key factors for competitive and innovative processes in industry in terms of utilisation of tools and procedures, organizational co-operation and parallel processes as well as interdisciplinary team work.

What we do

  • Lead the Design Centres' Work-Package, which involves strengthening regional innovation networks, leveraging opportunities for innovation, and exchanging best practice among the CPSE Labs centres.
  • Specialise in autonomous and connected machines that build upon the KTH Integrated Transport Research Lab  vehicle platform (modular electrical vehicle) and reference architectures for autonomy developed in collaboration with industry (through several national projects).
  • Focus on the development and maintenance of integrated engineering environments, supporting the interactions between tools, engineers and projects in state-of-the-art development of Cyber-Physical Systems.
  • Help to provide funding for industrial experiments that will help industry develop innovative products, platforms and services in areas deemed to be of high importance as part of Open Calls ( ),  
  • Design and coordinate professional training initiatives for CPSE-Labs.

For more information, please contact the Design Centre Leader  or the Work-Package Leader .

Key personnel

  (PostDoc at the Mechatronics Divsion).  

Fredrik is the Work-Package Leader (WP4) of CPSE-Labs . His research lies within the areas of system safety, system engineering, empirical software engineering, safety-critical systems and complex systems. The focus of his current work is on support environments for the development of complex systems, and on safety standards in domains relevant to embedded systems.

Related publications of interest include: The Need for a Confidence View of CPS Support Environments   and The Future of Software Tool Chain Safety Qualification .


 (Associate Professor at the Integrated Product Development Division)

Jennie Björk’s research focuses on ideation, ideation management, knowledge sharing and knowledge creation, front-end of product innovation, structural and social capital, and social networks. She is one of the two managing editors at the international scientific journal Creativity and Innovation Management Journal.

Related publications of interest include: Where Do Good Innovation Ideas Come From? , Turning Ideas into Innovations - Introducing demand-driven Collaborative ideation and High Performers in Ideation: A Study of Motivational Factors in Ideation Management .

  (Professor at the Integrated Product Development Division)

Mats Magnusson´s research activities span a wide range of topics in the field of innovation engineering and management. Particular areas of interest include networked and collaborative ideation and innovation; continuous innovation, combining creativity and efficiency; early-phase innovation and product development, including customer and user involvement, and innovation portfolio management; and strategy and organizing for renewal of established firms, with a special emphasis on knowledge- and resource-based theories of the firm.

Related publications of interest include: Organizing Intra- and Inter-firm Networks: What is the Impact on Innovation Performance?  and Investigating the complexity facing academic entrepreneurs in science and engineering: the complementarities of research performance, networks and support structures in commercialization


​  (Professor at the Mechatronics Divsion, Director of KTH Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems).

Martin Törngren is the Design Centre leader for CPSE-Labs Sweden (click here . for a full CV). Martin's research covers Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and CPS. Particular areas of interest include CPS and systems engineering; model based development, model and tool integration/interoperability; architectures for embedded systems; distributed control systems, and codesign of control and embedded computer systems; design methodology; system safety; autonomous machines; innovation eco-systems; and education in CPS, applying state of the art pedagogical approaches.

Related publications of interest include: Integrating Viewpoints in the Development of Mechatronic Products  and Integrated CPS Research Agenda and Recommendations for Action  

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