Yearly Archives: 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Call for projects – February 2020

Call and evaluation of project proposals

Swedish Electromobility Centre is a node for research and development of electric transport and charging infrastructure. Our driving force is the development of sustainable and energy efficient transportation. We perform industry relevant research and study different e-mobility technologies to assess their potential. Swedish Electromobility Centre is founded by the Swedish Energy Agency in partnership with Swedish automotive industry and academia.

The Centre carries out research within System studies and methods, Electrical machines and drives, Energy storage, Electromobility in society and Vehicle to grid. More information about the Centre and research areas applicable to the Centre can be found at the Centre’s web page Swedish Electromobility Centre.

Swedish Electromobility Centre finances three types of projects, see “Project information”. In this call we will finance:

  • 4 PhD-projects,max three years with up to 3 MSEK per project and 1 MSEK/year.
  • Prestudies for larger projects with up to 200 kSEK per project
  • Studies (including cross-thematic projects)
    • Research project (Study)<2 years: Max 1 MSEK
    • Research project (Study)>2 years: Max 2 MSEK

The projects should be within the scope of one or more thematic areas and contribute to the Centre as a wholeandevery project must include at least one industrial partner. The projects should be co-financed with more or equal amounts in-kind as the funding from the SEC amounts to. All projects must be finished by 30 June 2023 when the Centre’s fourth stage closes. Please contact industrial partner early in the application process, since industry needs time to anchor internally.

The general evaluation criteria for projects are, for further information concerning evaluation see “Project application evaluation”.

  • Relevance for the Centre
  • Contribute to the SEC objectives
  • Contribute to the fulfillment to the theme roadmap
  • Quality on the application (make sure you have the latest version of the template)
  • Beneficial for the industry and academy
  • Close exchange with industry partners. One example is that the industry partner hosts a PhD student for some months of the project
  • Planned publications in the project

The projects applications will be reviewed by the full partners and the program partners of the Centre and the recommendation of fundingwill then be decided by the program councilwith representatives from our full partners AB Volvo, Chalmers University of Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Lund University, CEVT, Scania CV AB, Volvo Car Corporation and Uppsala University.

Any of our partner can apply for funding but the funding should be financing academic researchers. All partner organisations can take part in the proposed project activities. Upon financing the “Project manager agreement” will be signed by the project manager.

Please also note that regular knowledge exchange is an essential part of the Centre and its projects. If your project is granted, you are expected to arrange workshops/seminars and take part in thematic activities.

The Centre has currently very few female researchers and PhD students. We welcome all project applications but hope to include more female researchers in our network, so please do not hesitate to send in an application.

Time and budget frame
Duration (max): 1 October 2020 – 30 June 2023 (PhD project can be extended to 31 December 2023).
Budget frame: Max 3-year PhD project and 1 MSEK/year. Prestudy max 200 000 SEK.
Studies<2 year max 1 MSEK. Studies>2 years max 2 MSEK.

Application template and deadline
The projects should be applied for by using the center’s application template “Project application” provided below. Please note that we will not consider applications using any other template or older versions of this template. You have the possibility to include one appendix (max 3 pages) with images and tables, supporting the project description. Send to and mark the mail with “Project application”.

The Centre needs your application latest 1 September 2020 14.00

Good luck and welcome with your application!

Application document
Project application template 200226.docx

Important information documents. Read before submitting the project application.
Project Information.pdf
Project Application Evaluation.pdf
Project Manager Agreement.pdf

Document for the thematic roadmaps
Theme 1 roadmap, system studies and methods .pdf
Theme 2 roadmap, Electrical machines, drive systems and charging.pd
Theme 3 roadmap, Energy storage.pdf
Theme 4 roadmap, Electromobility in society.pdf
Theme 5 roadmap, Interaction between vehicles and grid.pdf


Friday, March 27, 2020

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Welcome to the Doctoral student network digital lunch seminar, 12:00-12:30, 6 May

Second out is David Blekhman, Professor of Technology at California State University Los Angeles and Technical Director of Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, is an expert in the field of hydrogen infrastructure. He has been selected as a 2019-2020 Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Alternative Energy Technology and is conducting research at the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

In this lunch seminar David Blekhman will talk about Moving Towards Hydrogen Integrated Economy

About David Blekhman

“My older son and Greta are of the same age. At this age our kids are already old enough to tell us that we are not leaving them the world in a pristine condition. Rapid climate change, multiple sites of human operation, and rampant exploitation of the Earth’s resources are the drivers for finding solutions that are more humane. Hydrogen is one of the pathways we are exploring to address these challenges. Hydrogen has its positive properties as well as challenges. But it certainly is and will be the technology of interest. Following the California leadership of the past twenty years, Japan, Korea, Germany and others have been rapidly developing their hydrogen infrastructure. California State University Los Angeles operates it own Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility. Using electrolysis, the station produces hydrogen onsite from renewable energy sources. Using electrolysis also enables future research into energy demand-response and energy storage strategies. Hydrogen station has also participated in multi-year data collection, hydrogen safety workshops, and equipment deployment in collaboration with national laboratories. As the largest university campus hydrogen fueling installation in the nation, facility is actively engaged in research and demonstration projects, community outreach and available to fueling hydrogen vehicles operated by the public. The lecture will share principles of hydrogen fueling and research into the Scandinavian hydrogen infrastructure.”

About the Doctoral student network digital lunch seminars

During these seminars various aspects of electromobility will be dealt with, based on Academy, Industry and Society perspectives. The seminar series will consist of shorter lectures during lunchtime between 12:00-12:30.

We welcome all our partners to attend the digital lunch seminar between 12:00-12:30, 6 May via Skype/Zoom.
Press here to access the online link: Join via Zoom or Join via Skype

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Linda Olofsson intervjuad i Fokus! Läs hela artikeln här. (in swedish)

– Tesla visade att det gick att göra en elbil med tillräcklig räckvidd och som folk var villiga att köpa. Det var den första helt elektrifierade bilen som verkligen slog igenom, säger Linda Olofsson, doktor i teknisk fysik och föreståndare för Swedish Electromobility Centre.

Läs hela artikeln här: LindaiFokus

För dig som är prenumerant på Fokus finns artikeln att läsa här:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Welcome to the Doctoral student network first digital lunch seminar, 12:00-12:30, 1 April

First out is Erik Svedlund, Head of Marketing & Business Development for Epiroc Electrification. The theme for this first seminar is Electrification underground. In this lunch seminar Erik Svedlund will talk about Epiroc’s journey towards zero emission and how Epiroc became Northvolts first customer.

About Epiroc

Epiroc is a Swedish company and a world leading OEM producing mining and rock excavation equipment. The need for zero emission is especially strong in the underground mining segment and Epiroc is leading the industry. Epiroc is a member of SEC.

About the Doctoral student network digital lunch seminars

During these seminars various aspects of electromobility will be dealt with, based on Academy, Industry and Society perspectives. The seminar series will consist of shorter lectures during lunchtime between 12:00-12:30.

You are welcome to attend our digital lunch seminar between 12:00-12:30, 1 April via Skype. Press here to access the Skype link: Join Skype Meeting