Researchers on IVA's prestigious 100 list
This year's focus is society's ability to prepare for and handle crises.
Norrbotten is growing fast. By 2030, the region needs to employ 51,000 people. Anna Näppä, a doctoral student in Industrial Marketing, has participated in a project owned by Luleå Business Region, whose purpose is to help companies attract the right kind of skills by developing their so-called employer brand.
Hydropower is used to balance the Swedish power grid, but the role as regulating power entails great wear and tear on the turbines. To enable a more flexible hydropower, researchers at Luleå University of Technology are now investigating two new methods for reducing wear on water turbines when they are used as regulating power.
Researchers at Luleå University of Technology have therefore developed a digital twin of a river stretch and can, with the help of that, estimate local environmental impact from short-term regulation of hydropower.