With this partnership the #1 Innovation Hub in the Nordics strengthens its deep tech capacities
23 March 2021—THINGS Stockholm, the most prominent innovation hub in the Nordics, and HTEC Group, deep tech consulting and development company, announce exclusive partnership aimed at strengthening tech capacities of the THINGS member organizations.
”We are delighted to welcome the international Deep Tech powerhouse HTEC Group as our THINGS member”, says Magnus Melander, Co-founder and Evangelist at THINGS. ”Our efforts to enable sustainable cross-border business relationships based on Deep Tech in Industry, Infrastructure, Utilities and Mobility require capable members who can turn the greatest innovative ideas to scalable solutions”, continues Melander.
Founded in 2015, THINGS brings together more than a 100 selected international companies and more than 600 Sweedish startups who are looking for tech support and counseling, prototyping and testing capabilities, acceleration programs, co-pilots, as well as unparalleled match-making and networking opportunities. THINGS supports digital transformation through innovation and technology advancements, and, even more importantly, it enables collaboration between corporates and startups turning them into transformative, scale-ready innovation labs. Some of THINGS members are Assa Abloy, Husqvarna, Akademiska Hus, SAAB, Scania, Mavenir Networks, IHI Corporation, Hitachi Power Grid, Flir Systems, IBM and Vantiq.
Its members — large corporations and enterprise partners, on one side, and smaller companies and startups, on the other, all realize the importance of active collaboration in order to stay competitive in the digital landscape.
HTEC Group joins their landscape to strengthen THINGS’ members’ capacities for innovation and digital transformation, providing these organizations with Deep Tech consulting and business digitalization support. The company has been present in the Nordic tech space since 2015, working with innovative corporates such as Stena, Coop and Quinyx.
“We are eager to put our experience in delivering innovative solutions and products used by hundreds of millions around the world to good use. Working with Nordic companies, which have historically been the drivers of innovation and positive change, gives us the opportunity to learn from them and deliver greater value to their startup and corporate communities.”—says Niklas Johnsson, HTEC Group’s Manager for the Nordics.
Additionally, THINGS regularly gathers its members and partners around important topics. Their main events, such as eBazaar™, eXplore™ and Get-On-Top-Of™, bring together startups and corporates to exchange information and to catalyze their knowledge in the development of innovative products and services.
HTEC Group and THINGS are planning a mutual event with great speakers on both sides. Stay tuned for the announcement of the topic and key speakers!