Scania International Partner to Nobel Media
11 OCTOBER 2016
Scania and Nobel Media today announced an international partnership, bringing together two respected organisations committed to innovation, education and scientific research.
Following several years of partnership Scania and Nobel Media now deepen and extend this relationship. Within a select group of Nobel International Partners Scania will collaborate with Nobel Media over several years to bring light to important global issues, like the future of scientific education and sustainability.
“The core of Scania´s new partnership with Nobel Media is our strong commitment to research and development, innovation and the power of ideas. Both partners want to address global challenges and share the interest of creating a sustainable future, says Erik Ljungberg, Senior Vice President Corporate Relations at Scania.
Inspiration and networks
The new partnership gives Scania´s global organisation access to participate in conferences, lectures, round-table discussions, exhibitions and a variety of other arenas on the international scene where it´s possible to get inspired and build networks.
Scania has a strong focus on research and development and is at the forefront in developing efficient and smart transport solutions and innovations. More than 3,500 researchers are working in the very forefront when it comes to future key areas as alternative fuels, connectivity, automation and electrification. The aim is to maintain and continue to develop a broad competence, ensuring that Scania retains its leading position within the automotive industry.
Nobel Media, one of the entities within the Nobel Sphere, extends the reach of the Nobel Prize to millions of people around the world through inspirational events, digital media and special exhibitions and activities related to the legacy of Alfred Nobel and the achievements of the Nobel Laureates.
“In all we do, such as digital outreach and meetings around the world, we aim to inspire people to be life-long learners and to engage in science, research, education, peace and literature in line with Alfred Nobel’s vision and legacy. In Scania, we have a partner who shares our efforts to open doors for current and future generations to learn, think and discover,” says Mattias Fyrenius, Chief Executive Officer of Nobel Media.
Scania has been listed as one of the world´s 100 most innovative companies. During 2015 the company filed patent applications regarding 264 new inventions, which puts Scania at the top in Sweden.
“Our innovative capacity and technology leadership are dependent on collaboration with the right partners with different industries, research institutes and universities. Our research projects with academia and the private sector, such as the Integrated Transport Research Lab at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) will therefore continue to be of great importance, says Claes Erixon, Executive Vice President Research and Development at Scania.
“As an international partner to Nobel Media we get new opportunities to meet and interact with international researchers and scientists on big issues that impact people’s lives around the world. I´m confident this will stimulate innovation and creativity within our own organisation,” Erik Ljungberg concludes.