An important condition for implementing the JTH project and developing the School of Engineering into a technical university with the right to award doctoral degrees in technology has been the support from the region.

Support from the region

Through the JTH association, the region has contributed to the funding of research at the School of Engineering during the period 2002-2010. Through the basic funding, the university's research fund, research and postgraduate education have reached a level of approximately SEK 50 million per year.

The research fund covered a total of approximately SEK 200 million during the period and was financed in equal parts by the business community mainly in the county (through the Chamber of Commerce, private companies, foundations and industry associations), the public sector in the county (through the County Council, County Administrative Board and the municipalities in the region), and Jönköping University.


The following private businesses, foundations and industry associations contributed to the research fund during 2002-2010:

  • Anza AB
  • Autoliv AB
  • AB Bruzaholms Bruk
  • AB Sigfrid Stenberg
  • Britt och Bertil Svenssons Stiftelse för Belysningsteknik
  • Callo Sintermetall AB
  • Carl-Olof och Jenz Hamrins stiftelse
  • Cellwood Machinery AB
  • Daros Piston Rings AB
  • Fagerhults Belysnings AB
  • Fastighets AB Corallen
  • Finnveden Metall Structures AB
  • Fläkt Woods AB
  • Gislaved Folie AB
  • Husqvarna AB
  • Huskvarna prototyper AB
  • Isaberg Rapid AB
  • ITT Flygt AB
  • Jönköpings Byggmästarförening
  • Jönköpings läns Byggmästarförening
  • Kabe Husvagnar AB
  • Liljedahlsbolagen AB
  • Länsförsäkringar i Jönköping
  • Mo Industri AB
  • Proton Group AB
  • RoTool AB
  • Saab Training System AB
  • SAPA Profiler AB
  • Scania AB
  • SEBbanken Jönköping
  • Skeppshults Press & Svets AB
  • Sparbanksstiftelsen ALFA
  • Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut
  • Stiftelsen E J Ljungberg/Stora Enso AB
  • Swecast AB/Svenska Gjuteriföreningen
  • Thule Sweden AB
  • Unimerco AB
  • Volvo Powertrain AB
  • VSM Group AB

Previous to the launch of the JTH Project in 2002, the following companies also contributed financing:

  • ABB
  • Chatham
  • Draka kabel i Sverige AB
  • Eldon AB
  • SAAB Ericsson Space AB
  • Herenco AB
  • Husqvarna AB
  • ROL Inredningar AB
  • Smurfit Munksjö AB
  • Saab Training System AB
  • AB Sigfrid Stenberg
  • Stora Enso Packaging AB
  • Sveriges Byggindustrier
  • Systeam AB
  • Trioplast Industrier AB
  • VSM Group Viking Sewing Machines AB