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David Sondén
General Manager Sweden, Product Information
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Insights.

There are benefits to working with similar things in several industries. For example, you can take best practices from one industry to create an advantage in another.

Knowledge sharing is natural to us and something that we love doing internally and with our customers. On this page you find a selection of materials from us to dig deeper into.

Case Studies and projects

CSR

Case: Peacebuilding online

Norwegian Church Aid works in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. When the organisation saw an increased need for digital tools in their global peace work, they asked Semcon for support to find the way forward. The initiative is called Tech for Peace and will counter online disinformation and polarisation through participation and dialogue. Semcon’s participation in the project is a part of the company’s CSR-program.

Digital Experience

Case: New playful app for Hemmakväll’s customers

With 68 stores in 47 Swedish cities, Hemmakväll is the country’s largest candy store chain. When the company decided to improve their digital offer to increase customer loyalty, they turned to Semcon’s digital experts.

Life Science

Case: Experience and expertise in the fight against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a high-pressure situation and new approaches for all the pharmaceutical companies that are developing COVID-19 vaccines. One of these companies is Novavax, which Semcon has supported in the work of, among other things, scaling up production, so that the company will be ready to deliver the vaccine, assuming it is approved by regulators.

Life Science

Case: Carbon footprint of Wellspect's catheter cut in half

Semcon's life science experts provided support to the medtech company Wellspect when it expanded its catheter production. The result was both a reduced carbon footprint and maintained quality for the best possible user experience.

Product Information

Case: A strategy for digitalising Epiroc’s product information

Product Information

Case: A strategy for digitalising Epiroc’s product information

Design

Case: Development and design of the next generation wheelchair

Etac created market leader Cross back in 1992. In 2012, the wheelchair was redesigned, and its popularity largely stems from its versatility. When the manufacturing tools for Cross were due to be replaced, Semcon was commissioned to modernise and improve the wheelchair.

CSR

Case: Right information to check on the clothing industry

What is the best way to present complex information so that it is easy to absorb? This was Semcon’s assignment when the Clean Clothes Campaign wanted to launch a new website. The goal was to help journalists and consumers easily understand which clothing brands pay their employees a living wage. The project was carried out as part of Semcon’s CSR programme.

Rail

Improving service of Sheffield trams with new training solutions

In a new project for public transport operator Stagecoach in the UK, Semcon will develop training to assist the servicing of the new Citylink trams for the Supertram network in South Yorkshire. Quicker and more effective maintenance means more reliable trams and greater availability for passengers. This is in line with Semcon’s aim to grow its business within product information solutions for the rail industry.

Sustainability

Case: New app for Swedish Rescue Mission’s social supermarket

Reduced food waste and affordable groceries for low-income households. When Rescue Mission's MatRätt supermarket opened up in Gothenburg they turned to Semcon for help to reduce queues and crowding outside the shop. The solution is an app which, for example, help with appointment bookings for the customers.

Product Information

Case: From the classroom to digital learning for the Swedish Union of Tenants

Product Information

Case: From the classroom to digital learning for the Swedish Union of Tenants

Product Information

Case: Digital training a success factor for Espresso House

For the fast-growing Nordic coffee shop chain Espresso House, good introductory and further training is a crucial success factor. With the help of Xtractor, part of the Semcon Group, the company has gone from traditional classroom teaching to being able to create, distribute and follow up modern digital training.

Project Excellence

Case: A more efficient organisation behind a functioning urban environment

Getting the urban environment in Stockholm to work smoothly is a big challenge for Stockholm Public Transport (SL), which serves nearly 900,000 passengers every day. To find a common structure to streamline the handling of the organisation’s extensive and complex project operations, SL turned to Semcon and the XLPM project methodology.

Product Information

Case: High level documentation for high-speed train

When producing maintenance documentation for a complex high-speed train it is important to always adjust it to the end user needs. A documentation project for the Velaro Eurostar is a good example of just that.

Project Excellence

Case: Efficient operations with a common project culture

In early 2019, municipally owned Nacka Water and Waste began work to streamline their project activities and reach a new level of project maturity. Semcon had an advisory role throughout the journey.

Product Development

New outboard diesel engine reduces both emissions and cost

In 2020, OXE Marine launched the OXE300, the world's most powerful outboard diesel engine for commercial users.

Project Excellence

Case: Effective projects for Gävle municipality

The Municipality of Gävle and Semcon have been collaborating on XLPM project methodology for many years. By 2017, the Gävle Living Environment sector had reached a level of project maturity in which the methodology could be linked to how the organisation actually carried out investment projects in practice.

Innovation

Case: Renewable solar energy, from idea to finished packaging

Uddevalla Energi is actively working to achieve the objective of being Sweden's most attractive energy company. An important part of that work revolves around offering sustainable and future-proof energy solutions.

Product Information

Case: Microlearning application for Bombardier

When implementing new advanced software systems, it is important for any business to have the employees onboard for the journey. World-leading Bombardier Transportation was due to deploy a new train control system for a customer. To help them get started on their journey towards change, Semcon has developed a mobile app for microlearning.

Design

Case: The design strategy behind award winning scientific instruments

Semcon’s design team has developed the strategic Design Guidelines for Biolin Scientific’s product range of instruments for scientists. Not only did the strategy pave the way for user-friendly products, it also resulted in a prestigious design award.

Artificial Intelligence

Semcon develops AI-driven data management for Stena Line

Combining the latest in AI, data mining and information architecture means that Semcon is now assisting the Stena Line shipping company with a new pilot project for development of a unique data management solution. This solution is paving the way for new digital, sustainable and profitable services at Stena Line.

Product Information

Case: Product information for new electric taxi

As an exclusive partner to London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), Semcon has provided product information that helps to maximise utilisation and enhance the user experience with the world’s most advanced electric taxi.

Design

Case: A design that improves nurses’ daily lives

This is the story of how a smartphone that can be relied on in emergency situations was created. Semcon’s design of Ascom Myco is based on detailed studies of nurses’ varied daily lives.

Innovation

New robotic technology for proactive cleaning of ships

A completely new innovation for keeping the hulls of large vessels free from fouling. With Semcon as a technology partner, Jotun, the world leader in marine coatings, is contributing to reduced emissions and healthier oceans through its revolutionary Hull Skating Solutions (HSS).

Production Development

Faster analysis thanks to collaborative robot in laboratory

With a collaborative robot Semcon will automate analysis of samples for an international laboratory company. The objective is to create a faster, safer process and free up time for laboratory personnel so that they can focus on more advanced tasks.

Electrification

Case: electrification strategy for Swedavia

Swedavia is a frontrunner within climate smart airports. An internal investigation showed that their vehicle fleet was responsible for 95% of the company’s total fossil CO2 emissions. Swedavia decided to change this - and contacted Semcon to find a way forward.

Life Science

Case: Designing medtech for an easier life

Breathing difficulties due to injury or disease should not present an obstacle to day-to-day living. Breas is working to devise functional and practical products for patients who need respiratory therapy. The medical needs of these patients may vary in many instances, and instruments need to be able to cover a range of applications all at the same time.

Production Development

Case: clean air for a healthier workplace

Zehnder manufactures air filtration systems. When they needed a new manufacturing machine for their air filter, the assignment went to Semcon.

Life Science

Case: Medical technology designed for safer care

Healthcare development is progressing rapidly. As treatments become increasingly sophisticated, hospitals as places of work need to become more efficient, in the operating theatre or elsewhere. Semcon has worked on behalf of Getinge to develop a new design language for parts of the company’s Infection Control product range.

Product Sound Experience

Case: Sound design for safety and security

With a carephone, elderly or disabled people and their relatives can feel safe in the knowledge that they can always contact others easily and be contacted. Neat Electronics chose to work in partnership with Semcon to develop their NOVO carephone.

Life Science

Case: Smart medtech for efficient medical care

There are situations in which every second counts. Where the right communication at the right time can make a huge difference to someone’s life. Helping people to work together and communicate seamlessly is an important driving force behind all Ascom products – such as their Myco 3 smartphone, for example, which was developed together with Semcon’s design department.

Project Excellence

Case: project methodology for a greener city

Find out how Gävle became one of Sweden’s most environmentally-friendly municipalities with the help of Semcon’s project methodology.

Product Information

Case: Promoting household appliances with product information

Imagine a salesperson who needs to be able to explain all the benefits of a new washing machine. Or a customer who wants to understand the many advanced features of their new oven. In both cases, clear and efficient product information is needed – to highlight both the brand and the technical benefits of the product. That is precisely what Semcon has delivered to ASKO Appliances.

Life Science

Case: Optimizing project-based working in Life Science

For companies to become successful, studies of various working models indicate that project-based working can have an important part to play. Moreover, ensuring that staff feel that their views are being taken into account and that they are involved in operations has also become a significant factor in corporate success. A decision was made to consult Semcon, a company with extensive experience of project-based working, when GE Healthcare needed to change its working structure within the project organisation.

Smart - IoT

Case: smart ventilation gave a better indoor climate

Swegon’s Wise is an innovative ventilation system that links all devices together and controls them using radio technology. This makes the solution faster to build and cheaper to run. Semcon developed the system, which integrates all data and hardware, and also created the web interface which allows building owners to optimise the indoor climate for users with ease.

Life Science

Case: Trackable medications for safer healthcare

Semcon has supplied three projects to pharmaceutical company Recipharm to ensure that their production lines are compliant with the EU requirements on time.

Smart - IoT

Case: new electric bindings with a smart twist

Norwegians continue to take the lead in the sport of skiing. This time it’s through a new electronic ski binding that can change position on the go – and is controlled via a remote control in the pole.

Smart - IoT

Case: smart system uses post office vehicles to analyze roads

The BiFi research project has analysed the roads’ bearing capacity in real time using Internet-connected post office vehicles and presented their status online.

Energy Solutions

Case: Landafors hydroelectric power station

When the control equipment at Fortum's Landafors power station was to be upgraded, Semcon was awarded the assignment for the work as a turnkey supplier together with other subcontractors. Electrical installation was part of the project, among other things.

Energy Solutions

Case: Conversion of transformer stations

Semcon has been working with the conversion of transformer stations on behalf of Vattenfall Services Nordic since 2014.

Smart - IoT

Case: open standard makes home connection simpler

The lack of joint standards makes home connection of products expensive and awkward. Semcon and Husqvarna have evaluated the new Bluetooth Mesh as part of their GRASS research project. The results show benefits in terms of range, simplicity and economy – and opportunities for broad usage.

Autonomous

Research on verificiation of deep learning in autonomous cars

One piece of the puzzle in making sure self-driving vehicles are safe to use is the verification of deep learning in safety critical applications. This is the focus of Semcon's industrial doctoral student specialized in AI, Jens Henriksson.

Scientific articles on Safety-driven Behaviour Management

How can Safety-Driven Behavior Management (SDBM) help to overcome existing autonomous systems-related safety issues and support the safety argumentation? Semcon expert Dr. Georg Hägele, System Safety, and Dr. Arezoo Sarkheyli-Hägele, Senior Lecturer at Malmö University, have written several scientific articles on the subject. 

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