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Scania partners with School of Economics

Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer, Scania, will contribute to a new research centre at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) over the next ten years. The collaboration will focus on business models for the future transport ecosystem.

“Scania is a technology-driven company, and as such, we are very successful,” said Scania President and CEO, Henrik Henriksson.

“Both the industry and the transport sector are facing big changes, and future technology will create totally new business models within the ecosystem that Scania, its customers and partners operate. That perspective will be the focus of our partnership with Stockholm School of Economics.” he said.

The research centre, which will be named ‘Scania Center of Innovation and Operational Excellence’ will be run by Associate Professor, Martin Sköld. Along with other researchers, Sköld will work with matters connected to the ecosystem of the transport and logistics business.

“The new centre will provide a considerable addition to our research and education in innovation,” said SSE President, Lars Strannegård. “Scania’s engagement and its insightful approach regarding innovation in manufacturing and industrial ecosystems make it an ideal partner for us.”

The new research centre will be part of SSE’s institution for innovation, which also encompasses other research centres that focus on entrepreneurship, innovative and sustainable management control and digital innovation. Scania will also be represented in the institution’s advisory board.

“To take a leading role in the shift towards a sustainable transport system, Scania has initiated several strategic cooperations with universities, customers and other technology companies,” said Scania Research Director, Tony Sandberg. “For a long time, we have had a strong partnership with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, which is our main supplier of technological competence. We are now broadening our reach by deepening our cooperation with SSE.”

In other news, Scania said that battery electric vehicles will be instrumental in achieving a fossil-free commercial transport system by 2050.

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