Innovating together for unique value

Perhaps it’s a small world, but it has big needs. It's vital to find smarter, safer ways forward. At Sandvik, we pour our hearts and minds into materials technology innovation to shape a more sustainable future.

Together, we can do more. We seek to collaborate with like-minded innovators: individual inventors, small businesses and listed companies. Do you have a game-changing idea on a commercial scale?


Why Open Innovation?

Two minds are better than one, and we believe great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere. Over the years, we’ve learned that despite our acknowledged world-leading competence in materials, we need competence outside our core business to push innovation further. Fields like digitalization, sensor technology and big data capture hold enormous potential coupled with materials technology.

We are optimistic that open innovation will generate ideas for new products and technologies, both physical and digital, that aren’t possible any other way. For the benefit of all involved.

Current innovation challenges

Smart & Digital

Challenge: We are looking for innovative ideas for digital solutions combining sensor technology, big data capture and analysis leading to integrated system solutions and improving productivity for our customers.

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Unique product identifier

Challenge: Find a new way to add a unique product identifier to our stainless steel or alloy products.

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New cryogenic process

Challenge: Find applications for this revolutionary process that dramatically improves mechanical properties for wire products.

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