New project to strengthen skills development

Luleå The Foundation for Knowledge and Skills Development (KK Foundation) grants SEK 30 million to a new collaborative project, REEDEAM.

REEDEAM will strengthen competence development within the industry's green transition. The project involves Luleå University of Technology, Örebro University and Mälardalen University. The Swedish basic industry is also involved in the collaboration.

The aim is to offer advanced-level skills development, particularly for professionals, to enable the green transition and for Swedish industry to remain competitive.

“It is fantastic that our collaboration project with Örebro University and Mälardalen University, is one of three projects that have been granted funding by the Knowledge Foundation. I am convinced that this investment in skills development, which we are making in collaboration with the business community and basic industries, will be of great importance for the green transition,” says Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology.

The REEDEAM project (Climate-neutral production, electrification, digitalisation and automation for the commodity-based value chain) will run for five years. The project is in collaboration with industries such as H2 Green Steel, Boliden, Northvolt, SSAB, LKAB, ABB, Alleima, Alstom, Combitech, Copperstone Resources, Kaunis Iron, Komatsu Forest, Lovisagruvan, Rise, SCA, Orica, Scania, Zinkgruvan Mining and Stena Recycling.

Training is provided in areas such as recycling, process industry, raw material supply, electrification, maintenance, energy and power engineering, digitalisation and automation, climate-neutral production. It also includes legal issues related to permitting. These are advanced level courses, equivalent to 90 credits, both for professionals and for regular students.

Lennart Håkansson