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ShiftLabs has a proven experience within four areas crucial to digital transformation

The idea of innovative services specifically crafted for SMEs has evolved into “one shop window” national collaboration platform providing support to manufacturing companies locally

Organizationally, ShiftLabs is based on a national hub with regional nodes with outreach to a majority of the manufacturing industries in Sweden 


Västra Götaland with nodes in Göteborg and Skövde


Mälardalen with a shared node in Eskilstuna and Västerås


Stockholm with a node in Södertälje

The ShiftLabs EDIH is a national multidisciplinary consortium of well-established partners, collaborating to offer a high level of expertise and services to support manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in their digital transformation

Synergy & Collaboration 

The ShiftLabs consortium consists of eight well-established Swedish actors, including four leading universities in production research

Partners in the consortium includes Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center (MITC), Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Chalmers University, Skövde University, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Södertälje Science Park, and EIT Manufacturing CLC North

The project is coordinated by Mälardalen University, in collaboration with MITC and RISE


Production research



Target Audience

We support manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

99.9% of Swedish companies are SMEs and they correspond to about 60% of the  national annual industrial turnover. Manufacturing SMEs face many challenges related to increased global competition, short product planning time horizons, and supply chain disruptions. Lately, sustainability and resilience have become key development areas in an effort to comply with environmental standards as well as securing healthy work environment for employees and long-term financial stability. The increased need for digital transformation and swift adoption of digital tools and technologies has never been more urgent, alongside the companies’ abilities to adopt innovative business approaches


Digital Transformation


Sustainability and Resilience