Collaboration with Volvo Construction Equipment (VCE)
BTH has worked closely with Volvo Construction Equipment (VCE) for many years. Extensive work is conducted within the research profile “Model-driven development and decision support”, with a total budget of SEK 110 million, over a period of six years (2013–2019). One-third of the costs is covered by the Knowledge Foundation (KKS), and the rest is provided by BTH, together with participating companies.
The research environment aims to strengthen the competitiveness of Swedish industry, both within and outside Sweden, by developing innovative products of the future. The focus is on model-based decision support for the development of sustainable product service solutions.
Other participating companies are Aura Light International, Avalon Innovation, Dynapac Compaction Equipment, Holje International Group, Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions AB and GKN Aerospace Engine Systems.
For several years, VCE has participated as the client of collaboration projects between BTH and Stanford University, in which student teams from BTH and Stanford work closely with VCE experts to develop sustainable concepts for future product and service innovations.