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Industry development and innovation in the Swedish data center industry

Published: 30 January 2019

The Datacenter Innovation Region project invited to a day about the development of the data center industry in Sweden in connection with Västerbotten at the Grand Hôtel.

The day included recordings on how the data center industry is developing globally and nationally. The participants received information about the work on research, development and innovation conducted at Luleå University of Technology and RISE open research data centers ICE. In addition, representatives of Infrastructure Mason talked about the global organization's Nordic focus on sustainability issues. The newly created national industry center for data centers also presents its operations and plans. In addition, Business Sweden provided a current picture of the data center market from an establishment perspective.

Futhermore, Skellefteå Municipality and Luleå Näringsliv participated in giving their perspectives on data center establishments from a local perspective. They talked about Skellefteå and Luleå's many years of experience of systematic work to attract establishments in the electricity-intensive industry. During the day, a dialogue was held on industry development and how ideas and innovations for the data center industry can be developed to strengthen Sweden's competitiveness.

The participants came from all over Sweden and consisted, among other things, of business developers, innovation promoters and incubators.

In connection with the event, the project participated in the radio show "P4 Norrbotten" and informed about the industry, the project and what was discussed during the day.