Linköping University (LiU) is one of Sweden’s larger academic institutions and among those that offer the largest number of professional degree programmes, in fields such as medicine, education, business, economics and engineering. Research is conducted within a variety of disciplines, with strong internationally recognised research environments, e.g. materials science, information technology and disability studies.
Since gaining university status in 1975 (and before that, too), LiU has worked with innovation in education and research. For example LiU was first in Sweden to introduce interdisciplinary thematic research, problem-based learning (PBL), graduate schools and several innovative study programmes.
There are four campuses in three cities: Campus Valla and Campus US (both in Linköping), Campus Norrköping (Norrköping) and Campus Lidingö – Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies (Stockholm).
Aleris Specialistvård Motala AB has 138 employees, 89% women, 11% men, and an annual turnover of 17 million €. It has its headquarters in Motala, and is a daughter company to the bigger Aleris AB, Stockholm. The Motala company consists of a day surgery unit, a surgical reception, an operating unit, an orthopedic reception and a care unit.
Industrikompetens i Östergötland AB started business in 2002, and supplies short- and long-term competence. Customers are mainly in the industrial and IT sectors but also in the public sector. Recruitment, staffing and conversion are included in a range of services as well as customized and standardized investigations. On behalf of the company’s shareholders, they are deeply involved in training and skills issues, and act as a natural focal point for customers and investors through various networks, including Tillväxt Motala.
246 employees at Industrikompetens in Motala.
Annual turnover 16 million €.
591 35 Motala
Competence and research manager
+46 (0)13-32 94 14
Bostadsstiftelsen Platen (Housing Foundation Platen) is owned by Motala municipally. The company manages apartments (5754) and facilities (176) and is quite large in relation to Motala’s size. Platen is predominantly active in the rental market; in their apartments live more than 20% of Motala’s population.
Annual turnover 35 million €.
Holms is a manufacturing company, a family business in the third generation. It was founded in 1927 and was Sweden’s leading horse shoe manufacturer. Over time, the advanced front-mounted attachments for tractors and wheel loaders increasingly dominated the business. Today, the speciality is front-mounted attachments for sweeping and snow removal. Holms has 60 employees, 14% women, 86% men, and an annual turnover of around 10 million €.