Autronica Fire & Security AS

Autronica Fire and Security AS is an international company, headquartered in Trondheim, one of the largest cities in Norway. The company is owned by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and employs more than 380 persons with experience in developing, manufacturing and marketing of fire safety equipment. Total turnover is approximately NOK 825 million.

Kongsberg Maritime AS

Kongsberg Maritime delivers products and systems for dynamic positioning, navigation and automation to merchant vessels and offshore installations. They also supply products and systems for seabed surveying, surveillance, training simulators, and for fishing vessels and fisheries research. Total revenue for 2013 was 8264 MNOK. The company has more than 4200 employees.


NCE Instrumentation is one of twelve clusters in the NCE Programme and represents high-
tech knowledge within the field of industrial instrumentation. The partners are suppliers
of instrumentation, management- and automation solutions for a large a number of
applications. NCE is jointly owned and implemented by the three main Norwegian innovation agencies: Innovation Norway, the Research Council of Norway and SIVA.


SICS Swedish ICT is a leading research institute for applied information and communication technology in Sweden, founded in 1985.SICS is non-profit and carries out advanced and focused research in strategic areas of computer science, in close collaboration with Swedish and international industry and academia. The research is based on cutting-edge new technology and has a time horizon stretching beyond the companies’ own R&D efforts. SICS employs approx. 130 researchers, including 90 PhDs, and hosts another 30 researchers from KTH, consultants and students working on their Master’s Thesis. Turnover in 2013 was 123 MSEK.


Lero is the Irish software engineering research centre. It brings together leading software engineering (SE) teams from Universities and Institutes of Technology in a coordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus. Lero has raised the level and profile of Irish software engineering research with such effect that it is now one of the best known and highly regarded SE research centres in the world.