Finnish tech companies have found a new market and test arena for their innovations: the Gothenburg automotive cluster. A number of diverse collaborations are currently underway with vehicles of the future being the common denominator – all thanks to the collaboration between Business Region Göteborg and its Finnish counterparts.
Their innovations have received a great deal of attention from Swedish companies, financiers and networks. They admire the dynamics, mentality and networking. We take a closer look at three Finnish companies that are now setting up shop in Gothenburg.
Outlook: How Development of Electric Vehicles and 5G in China Affects the European Automotive Industry
Companies operating in the European automotive industry need to keep a close eye on what is happening in China – particularly with regard to electromobility and 5G development. This was opined by two leading experts who took part in a panel discussion at Business Region Göteborg’s Automotive Gothenburg Networking Event.
WirelessCar is the telematics incubator which put Gothenburg on the world map within connected vehicles. The company has now secured another major customer, moved to a new office in Gårda and needs to expand rapidly – but despite its world-leading position is having difficulties finding new employees.
“We have to think in completely new ways in order to find the expertise we need,” says Martin Rosell, CEO.
The telecom industry has spearheaded technological development, not least within connectivity. The automotive industry is now taking over that role, according to Simona Bamerlind at HiQ in the last of Business Region Göteborg's series of articles about the technology consulting industry.
Vehicle electrification is going to increase dramatically and the Gothenburg region's automotive cluster has a tremendous advantage with its extensive knowledge in the field of electrical architecture, says Martin Wahlgren, CEO of Consat, part of Netgroup Engineering, in Business Region Göteborg's series of articles about the technology consulting industry.
You have to train for a long time before you can jump really high, and the same applies to building complex and safe systems such as self-driving vehicles, comments Christian U Larsson of ÅF Consult in Business Region Göteborg's series of articles on the technology consulting industry.
The self-driving car is part of the city ecosystem of the future and no longer tops the pyramid. This is an area where the Gothenburg region has a substantial competitive advantage thanks to our openness and ability to collaborate well, says Carl-Johan Aldén at Semcon in Business Region Göteborg's series of articles on the technology consulting industry.
The technology consulting industry plays an extremely important role in the Gothenburg region's automotive cluster. It adds dynamism to the labour market, transfers skills between industries and increases innovation and new enterprise.
In a series of articles, Business Region Göteborg will take a look at the industry and some of its key players.
After many years supplying safety-critical systems to the defence industry, Gothenburg-based Carmenta is now taking on the automotive industry.
"We believe that we can bring something new to the table," says Kristian Jaldemark at Carmenta Automotive.