2010-04: The Interreg IV A Nord research project DIM – Digital Integrated Manufacturing – has today held an open seminar at LTU. The project is a cross regional program that spans over the Northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Sápmi. The three academic partners, Narvik University College, Norway, Centria (a research unit of Central Ostrobothnia Polytechnic), Finland and Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, presented their research efforts within the project for an audience of industry representatives. Henrik Nergård, also the moderator for today’s seminar and Christian Johansson are the representatives from the division that contributes to the research project. Tobias Larsson and Åsa Ericson take part as representatives in the steering group.
The project work is to demonstrate the benefits of new technology for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This is done to provide the companies with knowledge and support to apply tools and technology in a more efficient way.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is used as an intentional approach within the project to work closely together on a day-to-day basis. But, sometimes it is also necessary gather academia and industry at one place to fulfil the goal of the project which is to gather, refine and spread information and knowledge to support SME’s.