SPARK is Jönköping University’s research and education environment focusing on knowledge intensive product realization. Based on industrial needs, SPARK develops new knowledge and competence in collaboration with industrial and academic partners.
With SPARK, Jönköping University intends to establish
a nationally leading and internationally competitive research and education environment within knowledge intensive product realization.
The choice of knowledge intensive product realization as our focus enables us to build upon already well-developed research and competence at the university. Our definition of this field includes not only product and production development, but also other tasks and activities in the process chain from idea to market.
Based on regional and national industrial needs, SPARK will,
through continuous co-production between the university and partner companies, support the development of increased knowledge content in processes and products and thereby contribute to increased global competitiveness of Swedish industry.
The research results and increased competence emerging from SPARK’s activities will contribute to an added value to both products and processes of Swedish companies. The development of an increased knowledge content is critical for companies in high cost environments like Sweden.
Research and education within SPARK is based on the needs of regional and other Swedish companies. Co-production is therefore at the heart of SPARK.
Many of Jönköping University’s research and educational areas connected to SPARK has long experience of co-production with external parties. We continue to build on this experience to develop our co-production capabilities further and to promote the exchange of knowledge and competence as well as the application of results.
SPARK is built on a ten-year agreement with the Swedish Knowledge Foundation. This enables us to work strategically with our collaboration partners and build long-term and mutually beneficial relationships.
Content updated 2017-08-10