Collaboration between industry and academia

The Atlas Copco Research School within Industrial Technique was founded some years ago and serves as a bridge between Atlas Copco and some of the highest ranked Technical Universities in Sweden. Currently five industrial PhD students work as engineers in Atlas Copco while simultaneously dedicating time to PhD research projects.

Martin Karlsson works as Head of Tightening Tools in Atlas Copco’s Motor Vehicle Industry division that designs assembly solutions for the automotive industry. In 2019, he saw the opportunity to initiate an in-house Research School which would connect, support and act as a home for PhD students doing academic research in Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area, driving industry research forward. 

“The mission of our Research School is to provide co-learning opportunities in a safe environment – bridging academia and industry. We offer our students a top-class education and the possibility to learn from different actors in the field, both academically and from our customers and industrial partners,” Martin says.  

The Research School collaborates with renowned competence centers and some of Sweden’s most prestigious universities. 

Apart from fruitful external partnership, the Research School gives students the possibilities to reflect and share their experiences, and to build their knowledge and skills in areas such as communication, self-leadership, intellectual property, negotiation and sustainability. Another advantage is the chance to try out theories on real-life applications, connected to leading players in the motor vehicle industry. 

The research can cover all aspects of industrial design and manufacturing, like ergonomics, data analytics, friction modelling and artificial intelligence vision.

Founding a research school
Martin Karlsson
 
Martin Karlsson
Martin Karlsson
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Collaboration between industry and academia
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Atlas Copco Research School
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Article: The best of two worlds
Article: The best of two worlds
Read more about our support network where students can exchange experiences and grow while pursuing their academic ambitions.
 
Read more about our support network where students can exchange experiences and grow while pursuing their academic ambitions.
Read more about our support network where students can exchange experiences and grow while pursuing their academic ambitions.

Interviews with PhD students about their research

AI vision precision
Sofia Olsson
 
Sofia Olsson
Sofia Olsson
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Electrical machinery
Jonas Millinger
 
Jonas Millinger
Jonas Millinger
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Optimal tightening control
Nils Dressler
 
Nils Dressler
Nils Dressler
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Friction modelling
Mayank Kumar
 
Mayank Kumar
Mayank Kumar
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Data analytics
Lifei Tang
 
Lifei Tang
Lifei Tang
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Ergonomic tightening
Ava Mazaheri
 
Ava Mazaheri
Ava Mazaheri
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