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Collaboration is key

We and our customers are facing societal challenges that becomes more and more complex and the pace with which we have to deliver becomes faster and faster. The complexity drives the need to collaborate to achieve sustainable solutions for the future. Many different stakeholders and disciplines needs to be included and take part to drive progress.

The Volvo Group collaborates actively with authorities and decision makers globally to secure that relevant research platforms and environments are available where cross-disciplinary research collaborations can take place in areas of common interest. Examples of such platforms are the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020 and the Swedish program for Strategic Vehicle Research & Innovation (FFI) supported by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Swedish Transport Administration.

Today our research portfolio where we collaborate with external partners such as academia, institutes, SMEs, suppliers etc contain more than 150 projects. This portfolio is of uttermost importance to drive new innovations in the area of transports.

Examples of collaboration
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WWF Climate Savers 2.0

We are still the only automotive manufacturer that is a member of WWF′s Climate Savers program. The unique strategic cooperation will now increase. In addition to a promise to reduce emissions from vehicles and production during the 2015 to 2020 period, Volvo will implement a number of activities aimed at accelerating the development toward lower and ultimately zero carbon emissions throughout the transport and construction sector.

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Volvo Group Academic Partner Program

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Volvo Group Academic Partner Program

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R&D news highlights

Renault Trucks and Carlsberg Group together towards carbon neutral distribution

On Tuesday, 24[th] of November, 2020, in Rheinfelden, Switzerland, Bruno Blin, President of the Volvo Group subsidiary Renault Trucks, handed over the keys of a D Wide Z.E. to Thomas Amstutz, CEO of Feldschl?sschen, a subsidiary of the Carlsberg ...

Volvo Group Capital Markets Day focused on the Group’s strong position in electrification

At the Volvo Group’s Capital Markets Day today, President and CEO Martin Lundstedt and members of the Executive Board laid out the strategy to drive the transformation of the transport and infrastructure industries. The Volvo Group strives for ...

Volvo Trucks launches a complete range of electric trucks starting in Europe in 2021

Next year, hauliers in Europe will be able to order all-electric versions of Volvo's heavy-duty trucks. This means that Volvo Trucks will offer a complete heavy-duty range with electric drivelines starting in Europe in 2021. Volvo Trucks' massive ...