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Launch of Virtual Factories and Knowledge-Driven Optimization | Time: 2018 November 5 09:45 - 12:00

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

Welcome to the launch of the new research profile Virtual Factories and Knowledge-Driven Optimization. We are looking forward to eight very exciting years ahead - let the journey begin!

The research profile " Virtual Factories and Knowledge-Driven Optimization" (VF-KDO) is included in the INFINIT research at the University of Skövde. INFINIT is a research and education environment at the University of Skövde, with support from the Knowledge Foundation. Our activities are carried out in close collaboration with the business sector.

The overall goal for the research profile is to contribute to knowledge and innovation in virtual developments and optimization technology that are crucial to designing and running the manufacturing systems of the next generation. Through virtual testing, industries will be able to perform development without having to invest in solutions that are not yet ready to launch.

– We can help industries test everything, from the smallest sensors to entire plants. Our virtual tests are unique in the way that the entire production chain can be optimized. Some testing approaches only test each part separately. In this project, we approach testing holistically. But, one thing at a time. We start by launching the project on November 5, and invite everyone to join us, says Anna Syberfeldt.


  • 09:45-10:00: Coffee and sandwich

  • 10:00-10:10: Vice-chancellor Lars Niklasson och Deputy Vice-chancellor Mats Jägstam welcome address

  • 10:10-10:15: Mattias Strand presents ASSAR and its connection to the research profile.

  • 10:15-10:45: What does this mean for Swedish industry? Projemt managers Amos Ng and Anna Syberfeldt talk about the profile, which was granted funding of almost SEK 100 million.

  • 10:45-12:00: Presentations from the seven partner companies: Volvo AB, Volvo Cars, Scania, ABB, Flexlink, IKEA, and Arla.

  • 12-15: Project members only



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