History

Lighthouse first phase - an initiative in research and education.

In 2006, the Swedish Shipowners' Association together with Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law started the maritime competence centre Lighthouse. During the years new partners joined the ship: Vinnova, Region Västra Götaland and the Swedish Maritime Administration. In the first phase which continues to 2015, about 235 million SEK in external research grants and 800 million SEK in added value have strengthening the research and education in a number of important thematic areas, which means that Lighthouse is well positioned to take the next step.

A high academic level of research and education is an important base for the Swedish shipping and maritime industry to increase their innovation ability and competitiveness.

The previous Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd (M), in one of the simulators at Chalmers, which is financed by Lighthouse.

Lighthouse first phase (2006-2015) in numbers

  • The Swedish Shipowners’ Association invested 100 million SEK in a ten year period
    Leveraged *2,5 directly
    Leveraged about *9 indirectly
  • Involved in 100+ research projects
  • 500+ scientific papers
  • 50+ PhD students