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EDIH Syd (Mobile Heights / Media Evolution / IUC Syd)

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Contact Data

Coordinator (Networked, cluster organization)

Mobile Heights

Coordinator website

https://mobileheights.org

Year Established

2009

Location

Mobilvägen 10, 22362, Lund (Sweden)

Website

https://mobileheights.org/european-digital-innovation-hub-skane-edih-skane/

Social Media

Contact information

Ola Svedin
ola.svedin@mobileheights.org
+46 763356290

Description

Description

EDIH Syd is a joint effort by Skåne-based cluster organisations Mobile Heights, Media Evolution and IUC Syd. As all three cluster organisations are non-profit organisations EDIH Syd a non-profit organisations as well.

Mobile Heights was recently awarded Gold status in the European Cluster Excellence program, see https://www.cluster-analysis.org/gold-label-new/clusterlisting

Mobile Heights, Media Evolution and IUC Syd support their SME members with digitalisation with the following activities:

- Seminars 

- Knowledge building (project Kickstart Digitalisering http://www.iucsyd.se/vaar-verksamhet/digitalisering/kickstart-faa-ett-grepp-om-er-digitalisering/)

- Digitalisation processes (project Skånsk Industriell Framtid http://www.mediaevolution.se/skansk-industriell-framtid/)

- Digitalisation coaching (project Indigo http://www.iucsyd.se/vaar-verksamhet/digitalisering/indigo/)

- Financial support (Digitalisation Vouchers) https://utveckling.skane.se/utvecklingsomraden/naringslivsutveckling/foretagsutveckling/checkar-for-affarsutveckling/digitaliseringscheckar)

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Mobile Heights is the coordinator of the EDIH Syd, a non-profit ICT cluster organisation and networking community promoting innovation and growth in the digital world by connecting business, academia and society.

Mobile Heights was founded in 2009 by Sony Mobile, Ericsson, Telia Company, the Regional Council of Skåne and the universities of Lund and Malmö.

Today we have more than 100 members in Southern Sweden and in the Greater Copenhagen area.

Our main focus areas are Future Digital Health and Future Digital Society.

Mobile Heights has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

Initiatives for digitising industries that our hub is involved in

Regional

Founding partner IUC Syd is driving the following initiatives: http://www.iucsyd.se/vaar-verksamhet/digitalisering/

The project INDIGO is funded by Tillväxtverket (Swedish agency for Economic and Regional Growth) and Region Skåne (Regional Government)

http://www.iucsyd.se/vaar-verksamhet/digitalisering/indigo/

Smart Specialisation Strategy 

The three involved partner clusters for this Hub work with the regional smart specialisation strategy. 

https://utveckling.skane.se/utvecklingsomraden/naringslivsutveckling/innovationssystem/?highlight=smarta+specialiseringar

 

National

Smart Public Spaces

Coordinating partner Mobile Heights is currently an active partner in the following project aimed at digitising the city environment. The project deliver a unique solution for individual needs through responsive infrastructure in workplaces and public areas. The data flow should improve city planning. To enable this, a model for open sensor infrastructure will be created. The open sensor infrastructure allows different actors to create new IoT services. Therefore, it can be considered as a step towards a connected city development.

http://futurebylund.se/smarta-offentliga-miljoer

https://mobileheights.org/current-projects/

 

The S3-Pilot

Mobile Heights is furthermore involved in the national project "S3-Pliot" to help SMEs with their business development and internationalisation. The goal is to improve Mobile Heights ability to support our members by strengthening their competitiveness through business development and long-term networking. 

https://tillvaxtverket.se/amnesomraden/regional-kapacitet/smart-specialisering/klusterprogram---s3-piloten.html

 

European

Create Converge

Founding partner Media Evolution is currently driving the following Interreg project aimed at digitising the media /entertainment industry 

The project is all about getting visualisation and games tech to work together and work with sectors from architecture to science. It brings together partners in four countries of the North Sea Region and taps into their wider networks to deliver on the promise of converging creative technologies (CCTs). Encompassing animation, visualisation, visual effects, virtual reality and games, these tools can be used to explore, interpret and present content and information.

Beyond entertainment, they offer applications for all kinds of sectors and markets – medicine, industry, architecture – for training, service delivery and marketing.

http://www.mediaevolution.se/create-converge/

https://northsearegion.eu/create-converge/

 

European Strategic Clusters Partnership - MobiGoIn (Mobility Goes International)

MobiGoIn (Mobility Goes International) – Action! aims to establish a Smart Mobility focused European Strategic Clusters Partnership to promote clusters’ internationalisation by developing a joint strategy aimed at supporting SMEs in their internationalisation processes beyond Europe; and to intensify clusters and networks collaboration across borders, breaking sectorial boundaries.

MobiGoIn’s main focus regards a sustainable, smart and safe mobility in metropolitan areas, achieved through the implementation of solutions and systems for intelligent and cooperative transport, intermodal and sustainable mobility for the citizens, and sustainable urban freight logistics.

http://www.mediaevolution.se/mobigoin-action/

 

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Health and social work
  • Other markets

TRL Focus

  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Commercial infrastructure
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Market intelligence
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring

Service Examples

Digitalisation Coaching

Propoint AB

Client profile

Propoint started in 1986 and is today owned by Pether Nordström and Claes Thulin. Pether is the CEO and Claes is the vice president and both work operationally daily close to both customers and employees.

Since 2009, the company is in its own modern factory for electronics production with a prototype workshop in Kungsbacka, 20 minutes south of Gothenburg.

Propoint has 65 employees, a turnover of about 100 million and are growing.

 

Client needs
The company needed to understand digitization and how it affects the business and its competitive surroundings. They needed a plan to what to focus on to increase competitiveness.

Provided solution to meet the needs

A digitalisation coach within IUC Syd's project INDIGO held a number of meetings with the management team from Propoint AB and helped the company with an action plan and recommendations for continued work. They made a current situation analysis and an external analysis that resulted in a proposal for an action plan. A number of workshops where held with inspiration and prioritization based on the action plan. From this work, three focus areas were identified; goals & vision, strategy for increased digital competence among the staff and an arrangement for RPA, Robotic Process Automation. A meeting was also set up with an external supplier for Robotic Process Automation to explore the possibilities.

More details: http://www.iucsyd.se

Digitalisation coaching

Coaching support for SME that are in the process of digitalisation. Individual coaching at SME premises.

Project "Indigo" 

More details: http://www.iucsyd.se/vaar-verksamhet/digitalisering/indigo/

Plan for Digitalisation

Wiwood AB

Client profile

For over 30 years have the family-owned Wiwood AB imported and distributed disc material for the Swedish wood and construction industry. They argue that they have the know-how required to meet the requirements from their customers

The bar was set high already at the start – they will be the best on discs! Today, they are one of the industry's foremost players.


Their skilled employees are the most important resource. With their specialist expertise in the back, the customer can be assured that they always get the best advice when it comes to the right choice of their products.
 

Wiwood AB is based in scenic Vittsjö in northern Skåne. Here are offices, main warehouses and there state-of-the-art sawing plant - Wiwood Cutting. They also have a site in Stockholm with offices and warehouses. Their collaboration with around twenty producers of disc material around Europe gives them a unique cutting-edge expertise and enables long-term planning and a reasonable price picture.

 Wiwood AB offers tradition, competence, accessibility, logistics, product range, delivery reliability and competitive prices. 
Client needs
Wiwood's CEO Thomas Johansson wanted owners and staff to raise awareness and increase knowledge about digitalisation, create a strategy to increase competitiveness and take a leading position in their industry.
Provided solution to meet the needs

Wiwood has during a digitalisation project driven by IUC Syd developed an overall plan for digitalisation. They have involved their employees to create commitment and power for implementation. A new website has given a new channel where customers can interact directly with Wiwood.

More details: http://www.iucsyd.se/nyheter/empatiska-reflekterande-rebeller/

Digitalisation & 3D Printing

Soeco AB

Client profile 

Soeco AB buy high-quality redundant furniture on the market from companies that move or for another reason change their furniture. The furniture is then refined so that they can supply an entire office to look as new but cost as used. Reducing the environmental impact is always in their focus.

They are currently approx. 30 employees in the company. They have 4 teams of fitters who are constantly out and delivering and assembling at the customer. They currently have 3 permanent employees in their wallpaper shop, 3 contracted carpentry, and two 2 painting workshops that help them refine and / or supplement their used furniture.

When they exceptionally need to supplement with new furniture in their projects, they always buy furniture that at least corresponds to or is of a better quality compared to the project in general. They would never supplement with imported low quality products.

Client needs

The company had a problem finding and creating spare parts for the products that are being processed. To solve this issue 3D printing had created some interest but the knowledge on how to proceed, and how it could be useful to meet the needs of the customized spare parts, was lacking.
Provided solution to meet the needs
Soeco AB reconditions used office furnishings. In a digitalisation project, the company got a better grasp of what can be done with 3D printing, and they now collaborate with a company that 3D prints plastic spare parts after their order.

More details: http://www.iucsyd.se/vaar-verksamhet/innovation/smart-innovation/soeco-utmaningsdriven-innovation/

Knowledge Building

Inspiration and knowledge for SMEs wishing to digitalise

Project "Kickstart Digitalisering"

More details: http://www.iucsyd.se/vaar-verksamhet/digitalisering/kickstart-faa-ett-grepp-om-er-digitalisering/

Increasing Digitalisation

EMV Stainless AB

Client profile 
The company was founded in 1994 by Bo Jönsson. Bo is still the owner and the company idea is (and has always been) to provide solutions in stainless steel to companies around the World. EMV Stainless in now incorporated under the parent company EMV Holding AB.
Client needs
The company had problems with the warehouse and a need to create order and control on the warehouse and automate certain processes and increase efficiency.
Provided solution to meet the needs
EMV Stainless has started a project for increase digitalisation of the company’s stock. The goal is to integrate the storage module into the company's business system and thereby get a more secure inventory management. Two storage machines have been purchased to optimize the storage area.

More details: http://www.iucsyd.se

Development of Digitalization Processes, Ways of Working

The overall objective for the project is to contribute to the enhanced competitiveness of SME’s and industrial service companies in the region.

Project "Skånsk Industriell Framtid" 

More details: http://www.mediaevolution.se/skansk-industriell-framtid/

Financial Support

Digitalisation vouchers for SMEs which need financial support for digitalisation of their businesses.

More details: https://utveckling.skane.se/utvecklingsomraden/naringslivsutveckling/foretagsutveckling/checkar-for-affarsutveckling/digitaliseringscheckar

Strategy for Digitalisation

Tekila AB

Client profile 
TEKILA AB was founded in 1991 with the business concept to offer high quality material handling equipment with special focus on lifting, to all kinds of industry, mainly in Sweden. Focus is to give the customer more than expected.  This means that planning, manufacturing, delivery, assembly, service and maintenance are entirely according to the customer's wishes. Their products are characterized by the highest quality and good reputation.
Client needs
The company saw a clear need to digitize, but did not know how and what to do to maintain competitiveness. They had defined a need for a strategy and help with a first step to realize the strategy.
Provided solution to meet the needs
A digitisation coach within IUC Syd's project INDIGO helped Tekila AB to develop a strategy for digitalisation and a prioritization order. Initially the warehouse has been restructured as a preparation for being digitized. The company is now planning a new website where customers will be able to interact directly with the company.

More details: http://www.iucsyd.se

Organization

Organizational form

(Part of) Private organization

Turnover

500.000-1.000.000

Number of employees

1-9

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

Regional

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Private funding
  • Memberships

Customers

Number of customers annually

>50

Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals
  • Research organisations

Partners

RISE; Research Institute of Sweden ICT

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://www.ri.se


ABB

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://new.abb.com


Lunds Tekniska Högskola, LTH

Partner Type

University


Media Evolution - Founding Partner

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization

Website

http://www.mediaevolution.se


IUC Syd - Founding Partner

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization

Website

http://www.iucsyd.se


Malmö University

Partner Type

University

Website

https://mau.se/en


Region Skåne

Partner Type

Regional government

Website

https://www.skane.se/en/


Ericsson

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.ericsson.com/en


IKEA

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.ikea.com


Topp

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.topp.se


Wiwood

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.wiwood.se

Technological competences

  • Micro and nano electronics, smart system integration
  • Screens and display technologies
  • Broadband and other communication networks (e.g. 5G)
  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization)
  • Cyber security (including biometrics)
  • Advanced or High performance computing
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Augmented and virtual reality, visualization
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet services (e.g. web development, web production, design, networking, and e-commerce)
Last updated: 03/10/19 11:18