Scania’s strategic partner within academia

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SWEDEN Scania’s decision to co-operate with Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is the first time a partnership between Scania’s Research & Development and higher education hasn’t been based purely on technology, says the manufacturer.

“For a long time, we’ve had a strong partnership with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, which is our main supplier of technological skills,” said Tony Sandberg, Research Director at Scania. “We are now broadening our reach by deepening our cooperation with SSE.”

The new research centre is called the Scania Centre of Innovation Operational Excellence. It is part of SSE’s institution for innovation, and is headed by Associate Professor Martin Sköld. He is also a lecturer and author with considerable knowledge of the automotive industry.