Fredrik Ahlgren i samtal i projektet IoT: labb.

The Linnaeus region continues to invest in strengthening small companies with SEK 13.7 million to new IoT project

Small and medium-sized companies in the Linnaeus region now get the opportunity to take big steps forward in their digital development. A new project invests in developing an ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) in the region. The goal is to increase the level of knowledge about the technology and to give companies the opportunity to streamline their activities, reduce costs, and reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.

The project, which is a continuation of the earlier project IoT Lab for SME, will receive funding with a total budget of SEK 13.7 million from The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, Region Kalmar, and Linnaeus University.

Help companies become more competitive

By offering knowledge-enhancing and practical activities within IoT, the hope is to be able to give the companies in the region a competitive edge in an increasingly digitalised world.

“We are very happy to be able to continue the work to transition and strengthen the companies in the Linnaeus region, the potential, but also the challenge, is enormous. By offering both knowledge and the tools that are needed to make the most of the opportunities IoT offer, we hope to help the companies in the region to grow and become even more competitive also on the global market”, says Fredrik Ahlgren, senior lecturer in computer science at Linnaeus University.

A strengthened trade and industry

The project is aimed at small and medium-sized companies in different lines of business in the Linnaeus region, which is made up of Kalmar and Kronoberg counties. Through the business package on business models, the hope is to also be able to give the companies insights on how the technology can influence their existing activities and insights on opportunities to develop new products and services.

“This is a unique opportunity for the companies in the region to take part of the latest findings and technology within IoT and to get access to applied support to develop their activities. We are convinced that this will contribute to a stronger and more innovative trade and industry in the Linnaeus region”, Ahlgren concludes.

The project is run by the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology and the Department of Management at Linnaeus University and will be launched in March 2023.