Knowledge intensive product realization

Stakeholders' voices

SPARK has many stakeholders in the surrounding society, within business and research funding, as well as in academy and the public sector. Here, some of them share their views on the opportunities that come with our environment.

“From Husqvarna’s side, we consider SPARK as a very important initiative. SPARK will contribute with valuable competence, and in the longer term we think that research collaboration within knowledge intensive product realization will have a positive bearing on our product and production strategies. For us, and for the whole region of Jönköping, this will be an exciting journey for the years to come.”

Andreas Rangert, VP Product Management & Development at
Husqvarna Group


“This is an investment of significant strategic importance for the business community and for our region. For the companies of the region to keep their competitiveness, a research based product development work is needed. In that context SPARK is an important resource.”

Ulrika Geeraedts, Director of Development at Region Jönköpings län.


“We have to create the right conditions for knowledge development among organizations and individuals, since this is the basis for innovation. Through SPARK, we connect research, education and the innovation system in a way that create new collaborations in new constellations. The result will be increased innovation in this region.”

Gustav Österström, CEO of Science Park


“It has taken several years’ work to reach the start of SPARK. This is not a project and not a centre, but a support for Jönköping University to achieve your own ambitions. SPARK will be the future for the university and for the whole region of Jönköping.”

Madelene Sandström, CEO of the Knowledge Foundation

Content updated 2017-08-09

Content updated 2017-06-15

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