Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is renowned for applied research in close collaboration with national and international companies and stakeholders. The yearly turnover is around 160 million Euros, of which 90 million Euros is related to research activities. LTU has 1600 employees and 17000 students distributed over 4 campuses. The university has several strategic partners, both including leading universities like Stanford University and Monash University, and multi-national corporations like Ericsson, Scania, Shell, IBM, Volvo Aero, LKAB and Scania. Several research centers are located at LTU, such as the Centre for Distance-spanning Technology (CDT), ProcessIT Innovations and Artemis Centre of Innovation Excellence ProcessIT.eu. Further, LTU is a partner in EIT ICT Labs, which is one of three currently established European Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) that capitalize on the knowledge triangle to accomplish impact through integrated innovation and that thus offer additional catalyst activities based on carrier projects to support higher impact.
CDT is a research, design and innovation joint venture between the core partners Luleå University of Technology, and the IT industry. CDT offers an integrated environment of people, infrastructure, tools, processes and services for research, development and test of new and emerging distancespanning technologies and its applications.
The division EISLAB (Embedded Internet Systems Lab) is part of the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. It has five main research areas: Sensor Systems, Electronic Design, Embedded EMC, EIS Architecture, and Electronics Production. As its name suggests, EISLAB conducts research to develop systems made up of small cyber physical systems that communicate over the Internet and which, with service discovery, build systems that outperforms the sum of its components. EISLAB has over 20 years of experience of research relating to district heating.
The Control Engineering Group at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, has long going history of both fundamental and applied research which is relevant to industrial applications. The process industrial area has been a dominate field of application since the start of the group in the 1980s, which comprises large scale complex systems, like heating systems. The group has been the seed ground for several spin-off companies which nowadays are established stakeholders in the region and methods & tools which are available on the market.
In OPTi LTU has the roles of:
- Coordination of the project
- Innovation coordination
- Conducting research and development based on the expertise in modeling, optimization and control of complex, large scale dynamic systems
- Providing expertise in systems engineering and optimization of DHC systems