Ericsson has announced the start of its ‘5G for Sweden’ research programme under which the technology giant will work together with major industrial players, universities and research institutes, aiming to develop and integrate ICT solutions in products and services based on 5G standards. According to a press release, the programme will initiate research that can be applied across industries and to create new projects at universities and research institutes, as well as several industry pilots of possible 5G solutions. The academic and research partners are Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, The Institute of Technology, Linkoping University and Swedish ICT – Part of RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden). Among the industry partners are automotive/transport majors Scania and Volvo Construction Equipment, with an example project to address future transport solutions within the Integrated Transport Research Lab at KTH. Vinnova, Sweden’s innovation agency, is supporting research projects within the new 5G programme.