News NorrlandsNavet – a new business development center 2020-05-19 The Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity initiates NorrlandsNavet, a new business development center at Luleå University of Technology to strengthen and develop small and medium-sized enterprises in northern Sweden. The foundation invests a total of SEK 100 million over... Innovative technology at Sami museums 2020-05-14 Virtual and augmented reality, holograms, gamification, and interactive storytelling are possible ways to display Sámi culture. In a new project, researchers from Luleå University of Technology collaborates with three Sámi museums to create a museum language from the Sámi’s perspective. New research on best ways to store snow 2020-02-07 The winter sports holiday is approaching, but parts of Sweden have not had any meteorological winter or snow this season. In a new study, researchers at Luleå University of Technology have investigated the best insulation materials for snow storage. Luleå research highlighted in Girjas verdict 2020-02-06 The Swedish state vs Girjas Sami village is one of Sweden's most noticed legal cases. In the verdict the Supreme court refers to research from Luleå University of Technology. – It's great to help bringing order and clarity to this matter, says Christina Allard, associate professor of law at Luleå ... In the media: Researcher on strategies for not slipping 2020-01-10 The icy roads of recent days has caused the sale of stingrays to rise. If you do not have stingers, you should go like a penguin, says one of the country's leading slip researchers. Construction studies in Antarctica 2020-01-10 The Swedish research station Wasa in Antarctica was built 30 years ago. I is built in timber. Dag Haugum is researching how this building has coped with the harsh climate and that knowledge can improve timber structures here at home in the cool Nordic region. LTU researcher in the leadership of an Antarctic expedition 2019-12-18 The remains of the first Swedish Antarctic expedition are threatened to be destroyed by the rapid climate change. Now Swedish and Argentine researchers will go there to document and try to preserve the remains before it is too late. Dag Avango, Professor of History at Luleå University of Technology,... In the media: Energy efficiency in an Arctic climate like Kiruna 2019-10-22 Researchers from Luleå University of Technology gave an insight into new findings on energy efficiency and indoor climate in apartment buildings in the subarctic region, with examples from new and old houses in Kiruna, Malmberget and Piteå as well as northern Norway and Finland. Norrbotten gets Award for the development of e-health 2019-09-25 The European Commission has appointed Norrbotten as a four-star Reference Site. This means that the county is one of the most prominent regions in Europe in terms of innovative work in healthcare. – Many ideas that lead to this award come from Luleå University of Technology, says Per-Olof Egnell, ... How does the mine add value even after mining? 2019-09-25 For the second year in a row, Luleå University of Technology organized a seminar in collaboration with Svemin, LKAB, Boliden, SIP STRIM and other companies, on the theme of how mining areas can be used in a new business way on the day mining is stopped. There was great interest in the seminar. Distance care - an opportunity in the ArcticSom en del i den förstudie som görs inom Nordiska arktis 2019-09-02 As part of the feasibility study conducted in the Nordic Arctic innovation environments, the collaborating parties have visited Glesbygdsmedicinskt center (GMC) in Storuman. Among other things, they saw a so-called community room, where there are several techniques for the patients themselves to be ... Collaboration in the Barents region strengthens companies 2019-05-20 Smart roads, a system for digital identities and IoT enabled reindeer husbandry. This is some of the content in a new, cross-border project coordinated by Luleå University of Technology. Thomas Kuhn Swedish delegate in IASC 2019-02-06 Thomas Kuhn, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science at Luleå University of Technology, has been appointed Swedish representative in the Atmosphere Working Group in the International Arctic Science Committee by the Swedish Research Council. The recipe for the perfect snow 2019-01-21 The increased interest in snow production in the ski industry and the car and tire testing business has made researchers at Luleå University of Technology, wanting to start to classify snow varieties. To scientifically find explanations for why snow and manufactured snow have different properties or... In the media: If you do not have spikes, you have to walk as an elephant 2019-01-03 If you do not have spikes under your feet, you will go as an elephant, says researcher Glenn Berggård at Luleå University of Technology. Mining role in the transition to a sustainable society 2018-11-30 Access to metals and mineral is a prerequisite for a global green transformation with more digitalized and climate smart societies. Christina Wanhainen and Jenny Greberg, researchers at Luleå University of Technology, lectured on 29 November on sustainable mining. Reduced energy consumption in data centers 2018-11-06 By using simulation methods, the consumption of energy in data centers can decrease considerably, according to research carried out at Luleå University of Technology. – The positive environmental impacts are reducing the global carbon footprint and carbon emissions, says Arash Mousavi, Associate Sen... Studies Europe's northernmost electric bus route 2018-10-22 Researchers at Luleå University of Technology will collect data from a weather station set at one of the charging stations at Europe's northernmost electric bus route, that operates Luleå. The purpose is to evaluate the winter hardiness of the electric buses. Unique drone maps Sweden's geology 2018-10-02 Environmental monitoring, detecting fractures in open-pit mines, and gathering crucial information about how ore deposits form. Luleå University of Technology's new custom-made drone is equipped with camera and magnetometer and can be used for a wide range of purposes. Wax from arctic berries can become new products 2018-07-09 Researchers will explore the possibility of using wax from arctic berries to create new products in cosmetics, dental and packaging materials. The berry wax has a unique chemical composition that will now be studied further. Impact of the car test industry in Norrbotten 2018-06-20 Today it has been almost 50 years since the car and component testing operations first came to Norrbotten. Now an investigation is presented by Luleå University of Technology which shows that there are a number of regional strong reasons why the testing industry is located right here. 35 million to data center / IT innovations 2018-06-20 The northernmost region of Sweden could become world leading in data center and large-scale data management. This is in all cases the goal of Datacenter Innovation Region, one of the projects that recently was awarded funding from Strukturfondspartnerskapet för Övre Norrland. Conference for a sustainable Arctic 2018-01-26 A local perspective that includes indigenous people can be the key to sustainable development in the Arctic region. This week researchers from three countries met and took history as a point of departure to discuss a sustainable Arctic. International focus on Arctic collaboration 2018-01-22 Decision makers, politicians, business representatives and researchers from around the world are this week gathered in Tromsø to discuss developments in the Arctic. Luleå University of Technology will present the Arctic Five collaboration in research and education. In the media: How we will be able to go outdoors in the new climate 2018-01-17 Less snow means more darkness, milder temperatures give more slipperyness. The new climate poses new risks in arctic urban environments. Now scientists gather solutions for how all people can keep moving outdoors. Focus on consequences of climate change in the Arctic 2018-01-10 Climate changes affect the four million inhabitants living in the Arctic. January 16-17, researchers from four countries meet in Abisko for a workshop initiated by Luleå University of Technology. The aim is to start forming an agenda for how urban planning and public health work can handle new clima... New laboratory for development of technology support in the home environment 2017-12-28 The Human Health and Activity lab is a new laboratory that will be used for research and education on how technology support in the home can be designed for people with health-related needs. An existing training studio at Luleå University of Technology is therefore equipped with techniques for ident... 12 million are invested in a collaboration environment for care in home environment 2017-12-27 The collaboration environment will be a natural place at Luleå University of Technology where researchers, caregivers and companies can meet to enable new projects to develop and test new ways of working with new digital products and services. The eHealth Innovation Centre is coordinator and project... Five million to the Arctic Snow Academy 2017-12-12 Luleå University of Technology will lead a newly started snow academy, starting in 2018. The focus is primarily on snow knowledge, for the benefit of the vehicle and tire testing industry and the ski industry. Researchers gather at Polarforum 2017-11-20 Polarforum is Sweden's largest meeting place for researchers studying the polar areas and other northern regions. Luleå University of Technology had four researchers at this year's Polarforum, including David Chapman, PhD student in architecture, who talked about how climate change affects people's ... Arctic collaboration in 3D-printing of metal products 2017-11-14 With the help of a new collaboration platform, partly web-based, companies in the Arctic region will be better at collaborating in 3D-printing of metal products. It is a manufacturing method that reduces environmental impact and manufacturing costs for companies. The collaboration is coordinated by ... One step closer to test bed for mining technology in Pajala 2017-10-10 There will be an in-depth preliminary study for the establishment of an Arctic Test facility at the Kaunisvaara mine in Pajala municipality. Arctic focus on Luleå University of Technology 2017-09-14 Luleå University of Technology entered into a unique collaboration a year ago, for collecting university resources in Sweden, Norway and Finland around the Arctic. For two days, 80 representatives from universities have gathered in Luleå for the first time. Report: More investment is needed in the Arctic 2017-04-26 Norrbotten and Västerbotten are top regions in the Arctic in terms of innovation, concludes a new report from Business Index North, which Luleå University of Technology's researchers Anders Hersinger and Ossi Pesämaa have contributed to. Energy Transition in the Arctic attracted PhD students 2017-03-30 The first joint PhD course between Luleå University of Technology and the universities of Tromsø, Rovaniemi and Oulu, aroused great interest in all countries. The theme, Energy Transition in the Arctic is highly topical and was illuminated from several angles and areas of research. Focus on the Arctic - Joint Arctic Agenda 2017-03-29 Luleå University of Technology is participating in a new, unique collaboration together with Norway and Finland about the Arctic. An agreement on a "Joint Arctic Agenda" between Luleå University of Technology, Norwegian University in Tromsoe, University of Lapland in Rovaniemi in Finland, the Unive... Optimizes remote heating in Kiruna 2017-02-03 Moving the city of Kiruna engage several researchers at Luleå University of Technology. At Energy Engineering, researchers are studying, among other things, how the new district-heating network should be designed. The results, produced using evolutionary algorithms, become a support for investment a... University continues its focus on the Arctic 2017-02-01 Recently, representatives from Luleå University of Technology attended the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø. The conference brought together reserachers, politicians and business representatives from all over the Arctic region. Issues discussed at the conference, included; what do we know about... Challenges for wind power in cold climate 2017-01-02 Icing is a problem that affects wind power in northern Sweden. Researchers at Luleå University of Technology who has studied wind energy in cold climates can show interesting results in terms of classifying and simulating ice on the turbine blades. Now they want to validate their models in large sca... Preliminary study on research in Kaunisvaara 2016-11-23 After a visit to the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg has representatives from the municipality of Pajala and Luleå University received funding for a feasibility study on making the disused mine in Kaunisvaara into a research mine. In the spring, the feasibility study will be pr... A sustainable mining in the Arctic 2016-10-14 Opportunities and challenges of sustainable mining in the Arctic, were the topics during two days at the House of Science in Luleå. It is the host nation for the Arctic Council, the United States that have chosen to locate Conference Best Practices for Mining and Sustainable Development in the Arcti... Arctic workshop in Luleå 2016-10-07 What are the best practices for mining and sustainable development in the Arctic? That’s the focus for a workshop at Vetenskapens Hus in Luleå October 13-14. New Arctic collaboration 2016-09-21 Luleå University of Technology is the only Swedish university participating in a new, unique collaboration called Joint Arctic Agenda.