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Martin Olausson, Head of Business Development

Meet Martin, our newest addition to the SynerLeap team!

Published: November 28, 2017

Martin has a long experience in project management at ABB, where he (amongst many other things) was part of building up a research lab dedicated to user analysis, user experience, concept design and prototyping. Martin has a IP portfolio of 14 granted patents. The last 5 years he was project manager for large order projects within Bombardier,

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1080motion improves human performance with robotic technology

Published: November 23, 2017

1080motion provides advanced solutions for functional testing, training and rehabilitation in training equipment. By controlling speed and load using robotic technology while measuring progression, their technology is used in performance development, sports medicine and research. Their  hardware, software and algorithms are designed to train, test and analyze physical factors, whilst their design allows new features

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The team from SynerLeap was awarded for their work with Swedish startups. From the left: Camilla Kullborg, Head of Robotics & Automation, Peter Löfgren, Managing Director, Rolf Lindström, Communications Manager, Gaetana Sapienza, Head of Operations, Martin Olausson, Head of Business Development and Marie Wall, Deputy Director Startups at Ministry of Enterprise. Photo: Elias Ljungberg.

ABB’s growth hub SynerLeap awarded for its work with Swedish startups

Published: November 17, 2017

ABB, through SynerLeap, created the most matches with startups in 2017, competing with 37 other major companies in Ignite Sweden, a project which aims to increase commercial partnerships between large companies and small innovative startups.  The award was presented with the statement: Taking on an increasing role in the startup community and investing in finding

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“We look forward to bringing our knowledge of future-proof connectivity to the table, and to co-create wireless applications worthy of bearing the ABB name" says Peter Lindkvist (right), sales director LumenRadio, here with Alexander Hellström, CEO, LumenRadio. Photo: Jonas Bilberg

Welcoming LumenRadio, future-proofing wireless connectivity

Published: November 9, 2017

With an ever-increasing number of wirelessly connected things, sharing the same over-crowded frequency spectrum, the future WiFi connections may need some help finding a frequency less jammed. Our new SynerLeap member, LumenRadio, has a solution for this, why we are very proud to have them onboard.

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SynerLeap celebrated the anniversary with cake. From the left: Johan Söderström, Managing Director of ABB Sweden and parts of the SynerLeap team: Camilla Kullborg, Head of Automation & Robotics, Laila Wadstedt, Head of Back Office, Gaetana Sapienza, Head of Operations, Rolf Lindström, Communications Manager and Peter Löfgren, Managing Director. Photo: Jonas Bilberg

SynerLeap celebrates one year – 19 member companies in place, accelerating innovation cycles

Published: October 31, 2017

ABB’s growth hub SynerLeap started a year ago. Member companies have joined at a fast pace from all over Sweden and today there are 19 companies in the hub.

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Erik Jonuks, Create Business Incubator and Camilla Kullborg, SynerLeap

Create Business Incubator + SynerLeap = TOGETHER we are much stronger

Published: October 20, 2017

SynerLeap and Create Business Incubator are now strengthening their collaboration.

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Peter Löfgren, Managing Director of SynerLeap and Helena Jerregård, CEO RISE SICS Västerås are excited by the two organizations sharing same arenas and together targeting faster innovation cycles

RISE SICS Västerås and SynerLeap join forces

Published: October 9, 2017

The first year has resulted in at least a ten-fold increase in interaction level between startups and ABB, and in many technology corporations and business corporations. 17 startup companies from all over Sweden are currently members in SynerLeap. Now it is time to even further involve the external innovation system in the same ecosystem “RISE

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Meet our startups at Fast Forward in Västerås October 24!

Published: October 6, 2017

The business climate for startups in Västerås has never been better, and now we want everyone to know about it. Take the opportunity to meet startups from Sweden and the EU demonstrating their latest innovations and business concepts. The event is a co-production by SynerLeap, Create Business Incubator, Automation Region and Västerås Science Park. The event will take

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A picture from Slush Tokyo where (from the left) Rasmus Pettersson and Andreas Söderberg, Build-r, and Saeid Esmaeilzadeh, Serendipity, met with Ann Linde, Minister of Trade

Build-r will bring robotics into the building constructions industry

Published: October 5, 2017

Build-r is developing the world’s first automated system for drywall installation. One Build-r system is meant to reach productivity levels comparable to the output rate of some 70 carpenters. Build-r also unlocks the potential of night shifts by utilizing the two thirds of day when the construction industry is standing still today. ”For us as a startup

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Niklas Zandelin and Thomas Weuthen from eze System

eze System joins SynerLeap

Published: September 1, 2017

eze System enables the seamless, scalable and secure remote internet-connectivity of real-world hardware and systems through an integrated end-to-end cloud-based software and hardware system. They are focused on enabling organizations to make IoT data informed decisions, to optimize operations and to create new business models. “For us as an innovation company, it is very important to strengthen

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Robert Söderberg and Fredrik Viksten, CBot

CBot and ABB, a perfect match

Published: August 29, 2017

CBot develops intelligent vision systems that makes robots aware of its surrounding environment. By combining their unique machine vision algorithms with sensors and mobile robotic systems they develop turnkey solutions that meet customer needs in new and emerging markets. “CBot’s unique machine vision competence for mobile robotics together with ABB’s strong position within robot automation

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Robert Falck and Henrik Wallström, Einride

Einride will change transportation infrastructure as we know it

Published: July 3, 2017

Einride is installing the world’s first completely emission-free, road-based transportation system. They are rethinking the entire transport infrastructure from the ground up, creating the transport solution of the future. “The membership in SynerLeap is a fantastic opportunity for us to connect to the expertise and knowledge both with other companies inside Synerleap as well as

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Peter Löfgren and Rolf Lindström will be on location in Visby, July 2-6. Photo: Jonas Bilberg

Meet SynerLeap at the Almedalen week 2017

Published: June 28, 2017

The representatives from SynerLeap will be Peter Löfgren, CEO, and Rolf Lindström, Communications Manager. Peter can be seen and heard in the seminars listed below. The seminars and most of our tweets from Almedalen will be in Swedish and our tweets will be tagged with the event tag #Almedalen. Make sure to follow SynerLeap, Peter and

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From left: Niclas Jansson, Paul Panotzki, Per Persson, Johan Hoffman, Sebastian Desand, Aurelién Larcher, Rodrigo Vilela de Abreu. Photo: Sauman Ng Agerberg

Introducing our new member, Adaptive Simulations

Published: June 12, 2017

Adaptive Simulations is a venture capital financed spin-out from cutting edge research at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). The company offers cloud-based, fully automated flow predictions and design optimization. This solution makes simulations so easy that anyone can conduct them, without any prior experience from simulations. Moreover, the solution increases accuracy, reliability and reduces cost.

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Tobias Forngren, left, explaining the Freelway concept to Per Bolund, Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs. In the middle, Peter Löfgren, CEO SynerLeap.

Meet Freelway, our first aspirant member

Published: May 18, 2017

Freelway introduces the Sharing Economy concept in combination with digital platform solutions into the B2B segment. Freelway offers a digital platform for providing transport solutions within larger organizations where e.g. the employees themselves help transport goods and personnel when travelling for business. The platform helps visualizing dormant transport resources (employees), matching demand with resources. Freelway

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Haris Hadzic from SunCom Garage explain their robotics concept.

Speed pitching for ABB Control Technologies

Published: April 24, 2017

12 of our companies accepted the invite. First up were Evothings, Mobilaris and BipOn, which had about 15 minutes each to present their concepts in front of the auditorium. The meeting had gathered a mix of line managers, young talents and other operations development managers, many of them from the R&D side, and they listened to the

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From left: Erik Lundström, Carina Wigholm, Richard Eklund

A new member worth more than its name

Published: April 21, 2017

Since April 2017, the Västerås based company Penny has moved their operations over to SynerLeap.

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Jyrki Salmela and Tobias Fröberg, BoldArc

Welcoming our new member, BoldArc

Published: March 31, 2017

BoldArc produces realistic tailored experiences based on real-time technology and offer both applications and a proprietary software for flat screen and VR & AR. They are one of the leading VR-developers for B2B, with a high standard in realistic VR experiences, both in respect to visual quality and interactivity. Up to now, they have primarily developed products for property development and interior design. They have now also begun to offer

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Photo: Jonas Bilberg

Large enterprises + startups = collaboration

Published: March 2, 2017

“Let’s Start!” Peter Löfgren says full of enthusiasm, to the crowd gathered. He is the managing director of SynerLeap, ABB’s new growth hub, which launched the event called “Scaling Together – Overcoming the Barriers in Corporate-Startup Collaboration”. It is clear that the topic is an important one: SynerLeap’s premises were packed with representatives from startups,

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Per Hellman from Acosense demonstrates their product ACOspector, an online instrument which uses acoustics to analyze liquids in pipes continously and in real time.

Prince Carl Philip met the SynerLeap companies

Published: December 20, 2016

The Swedish prince Carl Philip is interested in Swedish companies and how they work with innovation. On December 12, he visited ABB Corporate Research Center and SynerLeap in Västerås, Sweden.

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Gaetana Sapienza. Photo Jonas Bilberg

Presentation and interview with Gaetana from SynerLeap on SME2GO

Published: December 9, 2016

Gaetana was one of the speakers at the event and she took, of course, the opportunity to talk about SynerLeap. Her speech was followed up with an interview about the same topic. SME2GO is an EU funded growth project running between 2016-2018 to increase exports of smart city solutions from the Central Baltic region to

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“We are excited to conclude that the interest for SynerLeap is even larger than expected, and that the first set of companies are now joining from all parts of Sweden.” – Peter Löfgren, Managing Director of SynerLeap.  Photographer: Jonas Bilberg

Companies are moving in to SynerLeap!

Published: December 7, 2016

Now we can set our ambitions to actions, aiming to decrease the innovation cycle by opening up ABB:s unique research infrastructure and expertise, by bringing small fast growing startups and ABB together and benefiting from the best of the two worlds. These are the companies in our growth hub starting from December 8: Mobilaris is a global leading

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The SynerLeap team. From left: Peter Löfgren, Maria Aukland, Laila Wadstedt, Magnus Backman, Stefan Thorburn, Gaetana "Seana" Sapienza, Rolf Lindström, Camilla Kullborg. Photo: Jonas Bilberg

Meet the team!

Published: October 20, 2016

We run the company very much like any startup, where each member does a little bit of everything, but basically this is what we do: Peter Löfgren is our Managing Director and founder of SynerLeap Maria Aukland will look into business collaboration opportunities Laila Wadstedt is taking care of the back-office administration Magnus Backman is

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