Swedish IndTech – Silicon Valley

Bay, Fremont and Curvy Hiking Trail of Mission Peak, Silicon Valley, California

We believe that collaboration leads to more innovation and better solutions. In 2019 a collaboration between Automation Region, Nordic Innovation House – Silicon Valley and the strategic innovation program PiiA (process industrial IT and automation) started to connect companies in Sweden and Silicon Valley. Several digital workshops, discussions and meetings have taken place to form new relations and business over the Atlantic.

The goal of the project is to create a more sustainable circular Swedish industry by accelerating the digitization process to create opportunities for collaborations and strategic partnerships with leading technology companies in the Nordic region and in Silicon Valley. International cooperation and knowledge exchange in various areas, such as new business models, are an important part of the development towards a circular economy; another is a higher level of knowledge about how data can create circular flows and how cutting-edge technology can accelerate the development towards a digital circular transformation. The project intends to develop a working method and infrastructure for this, based on the fact that Sweden, in collaboration with the Nordic neighboring countries, has already established cooperation with innovation environments with relevant networks in Silicon Valley. The project aims to identify and validate success factors and components needed to take advantage of and develop strategic initiatives in collaboration with other geographical areas, where discussions are ongoing with Canada and Germany, among others. In the longer term, this is expected to contribute to establishing an attractive innovation environment for IndTech and electrification that positions Sweden as a leading nation in the area.

Robert Falck

CEO and Co-Founder,Einride

“... We are just in the starting loop of the biggest transport revolutions since we went from horses to cars, and in that change every company need to change and adapt to the future. The only way to be successful and being a part of that future is to learn new things. Therefore, this type of projects, with connection to Nordic Innovation House in Silicon Valley, is such a door opener”

Gro Dyrnes

Chief Commercial Officer, Ivaldi

”I just wanted to keep you in the loop with regards to a very fruitful meeting we had with one of the large players you introduced me to just before the holiday. Thank you for this great opportunity.“

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We’re glad to have been part of Sweden Innovation Days 2022.
Listen to the session here on the topic Swedish IndTech. What does industry gain from collaborating with tech startups in Silicon Valley? Listen to Peter Wallin from the strategic innovation program PiiA and Helena Blackbright from Automation Region giving you the background. Karin Olofsdotter, Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC gives her view on the strength of Silicon Valley and Sweden. Jenny Elfsberg from Vinnova shares her experiences from working in Silicon Valley and gives great advice an how to succeed with collaborations. And listen to the exclusive panel discussion between tech startups and industry.
Panel participants are:
Prachi J. Vakharia – SafeAI
Helena Malmqvist – Jernkontoret
Ola Norén – ABB
Gro Dyrnes – Ivaldi
Shilpa Kolhatkar – NVIDIA
Antonio Zarcone – Cogniac

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