Information about SP

SP's mission is to contribute to growth and competitiveness of industry as well as to safety, conservation of resources and a good environment in society. We do this through applied research and a wide range of services in technical evaluation and metrology.

With a turnover of more than 170 million Euro, and a staff of about 1 500, SP is one of Sweden's largest research institutes. Our activities cover all the scientific areas expected of such an institute.

We develop knowledge through research in cooperation with universities and institutes of technology, other research institutes and international partners. Our research covers both fundamental and applied work.

We apply knowledge by carrying out contract work and providing consultancy services for more than 10,000 customers each year, in the form of everything from design and development to production, application and recycling. The work requested can cover calculations, testing, evaluation, calibration, quality assurance and certification, often as a package solution.

We transfer knowledge through publications, seminars, training and various network activities. Much of this relates to the dissemination of technology to small and medium-sized companies. We are also involved in the work of producing new technical regulations and standards, e.g. within the EU.

Value-adding business areas
To add value to the sustainable development of industry and society, we have chosen to place particular emphasis on the six business areas: Energy, Environment, Transportation, Life Science, Information and Communication Technologies, and Risk and Safety.
The combined power of our six business areas means that we can effectively contribute to industrial competitiveness and to address major societal challenges.

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The RISE institutes SP, Innventia and Swedish ICT have merged in order to become a stronger research and innovation partner for businesses and society.
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