BTH has many years of experience of close collaboration with business and industry as well as society. The goal of our strategic cooperation agreements is to create long-term collaborations for BTH development, education and research, and to strengthen the innovation capabilities and competitiveness of our partners, students, researchers and teachers.
BTH has a number of strategic cooperation partners. These include e.g. a number of internationally active business partners such as Volvo, Ericsson, Telenor, NKT, Alfa Laval, Saab Kockums and Lindéngruppen; public partners such as Blekinge municipalities, Region Blekinge, the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning (Boverket), the Navy, the Coast Guard, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
We also have academic partners such as the Royal Institute of Technology, Luleå University of Technology and higher education institutions within the cooperation Lärosäten Syd. The latter is a strategic cooperation between universities in southern Sweden: BTH, Halmstad University, Kristianstad University, Linnaeus University, Lund University, Malmö University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences/Alnarp.
Collaborations with BTH can be joint research projects, degree projects or internships for example.
Click on the logos below to see examples of our collaboration with some of our strategic partners:
Each year, hundreds of collaborative projects and research projects are carried out. One characteristic of research at BTH is that it is applied, i.e. the purpose of the research is to seek new knowledge with a view to a definite application. In addition, we often implement our research projects in cooperation with wider society and always with a clear focus – that research findings should contribute to solutions to the challenges facing society.
When competence from the university, industry and society work together the research results often benefit society faster than they otherwise might. We are open for collaboration in various forms, ranging from sharing experiences and ideas to gathering research resources and co-financing.
Innovationskontor Syd (IKS) is a collaboration between four higher education institutions in the southern region of Sweden, including BTH. The purpose is to stimulate, simplify and efficiently utilise research and knowledge from these education institutions, thus spreading the benefits to society.
IKS offers support such as patent and legal guidance as well as guidance to researchers, students, entrepreneurs, industry actors and investors to navigate the innovation system.