Combient AB is a Joint Venture between 11 global enterprises, headquartered in Sweden.
Combient was founded in January 2015 and has its head office in Järfälla, Stockholm - Sweden.

Our owners include Atlas Copco AB, Electrolux AB, Ericsson AB, FAM AB, Investor AB, LKAB, Saab AB, SEB AB, Sigma AB, SKF AB and Stora Enso AB. Through Combient we represent an owner group of some 330,000 employees and a total turnover of about 665 BSEK.

Our vision is to Bring Digitalized Industrial Innovation to the industry. We believe collaboration is our most important tool. Thereby we have an active interaction and governance with our owner companies, work closely with academia and explore new partnerships that can help us achieve our aspirational vision.


To further strengthen our unique collaboration model, Combient recently launched the Associated Member Program. This is a by invitation membership program into which we will look to bring in additional enterprises from various industries - with the objective that each new member will add value to the already existing collaboration model and community.

As of July 1st 2016 we had the pleasure to welcome three new Associated Members, namely Husqvarna, Södra and Wärtsilä.




Combinatorial Innovation & Development is a fundamental belief and approach to what we do. This is one of the critical success factors to improve execution capacity, access to competence and time to market. Combient differentiates through the industrialization of best-of-breed practices in the internet and open source community.


Collaboration is our most important enabler. We have active interaction and exchange with our owner companies and with select industry & technology partners. Alongside our close relationships with academia and research we continuously explore new partnership opportunities that can help us achieve our aspirational vision.


We enable collaborative development of software-based Automation Systems by sharing of best practices and knowledge within and between our owner group of companies, realized through demonstrators, automation test beds and proof of concepts born out from collaboration Automation Work Streams – by and for the industry.


Combient is engaged and involved in several industry partnerships and consortiums.
We´re actively looking for new forums, member- and partnerships that will further enable and support our vision.


The term Industry 4.0, or “Industrie 4.0”, refers to the fourth industrial revolution. It originates from a project in the high-tech strategy of the German government, which promotes the computerization of manufacturing. The term Industrie 4.0 was first used in 2011 at the Hanover Fair. In October 2012 the Working Group on Industry 4.0 chaired by Siegfried Dais (Robert Bosch GmbH) and Kagermann (acatech) presented a set of Industry 4.0 implementation recommendations to the German federal government. On 8 April 2013 at the Hanover Fair the final report of the Working Group Industry 4.0 was presented. In 2015 a similar report was done involving Swedish Industrial companies. Combient have interaction and exchange with the Industrie 4.0 initiative in Germany.

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The Industrial Internet Consortium is the open membership, international not-for-profit consortium that is setting the architectural framework and direction for the Industrial Internet. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel in March 2014, the consortium’s mission is to coordinate vast ecosystem initiatives to connect and integrate objects with people, processes and data using common architectures, interoperability and open standards. Combient is a member of the IIC since 2015.

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Research and Academia is a key element and contributor to what we do.
Combient is actively working closely with a number of research and academic organisations.

Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP)

The Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program, WASP, is a forceful research program focusing on basic research, education, training and recruitment in the field of autonomous systems and software development. The program is being run at Chalmers University of Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and the Universities of Linköping, Lund and Umeå, with Linköping University acting as host for the program. The research program is the result of collaboration between the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, universities and Swedish industrial companies.

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Linköping University

Linköping University (LiU) is one of Sweden’s larger academic institutions and among those that offer the largest number of professional degree programs, in fields such as medicine, education, business, economics and engineering. Research is conducted within a variety of disciplines, with strong internationally recognized research environments, e.g. materials science, information technology and disability studies. Since gaining university status in 1975 LiU has worked with innovation in education and research. For example, we were first in Sweden to introduce interdisciplinary thematic research, problem-based learning (PBL), graduate schools and several innovative study programs.

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Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key Centre of intellectual talent and innovation. KTH is working with industry and society in the pursuit of sustainable solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges: climate change, future energy supply, urbanisation and quality of life for the rapidly-growing elderly population. We are addressing these with world leading, high-impact research and education in natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

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Luleå University of Technology

Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is a world-class research and education provider with some 1,700 employees and 16,000 students. The research is conducted in close cooperation with leading companies and international universities. Areas of excellence in research and innovation are attractive built environment, effective innovation and organisation, future mining, renewable energy, innovative art and science, sustainable transportation, intelligent industrial processes, enabling ICT and smart machines and materials.

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Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden’s fifth oldest university. Today, we have a strong international presence with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. As one of the leading comprehensive universities in the nation, we are alive with enthusiasm, innovation, creativity and fresh ideas. We have developed interaction between research, education, collaboration and innovation that challenges boundaries and plays a crucial role in the region’s development.

The University is a dynamic meeting place where interdisciplinary knowledge is generated and disseminated. Creative environments attract students, researchers, teachers and collaborating partners nationally and globally.

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Uppsala University

Uppsala University, founded in 1477, is the oldest university in the Nordic region and one of northern Europe’s top-ranking higher education institutions today. Its key asset is all the individuals who with their curiosity, commitment and creativity place it among the 100 best universities in the world. Within the University, world-class research and first-rate education are in progress, with global benefits to society, the economy and culture.

The University fosters exchange with and between other universities, the business sector and society and offers vocational skills development. Through active cooperation with partners — public and private, national and international — knowledge is put to good use.

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SICS Swedish ICT is a leading research institute for applied information and communication technology in Sweden, founded in 1985. SICS is non-profit and carries out advanced and focused research in strategic areas of computer science, in close collaboration with Swedish and international industry and academia. The research creates cutting-edge technology, invigorating companies beyond their own R&D.

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Stockholm University is a leader in education and research in the areas of quantum physics, computer and systems science, materials chemistry etc. Stockholm University cooperates with Combient in several of these areas for streamlining and automating Swedish industry.

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The Combient Team consists of a core group of skilled and highly experienced entrepreneurs, all with prior hands-on
experience from building out early stage businesses to successful enterprises.

Mats Agervi


Torgny Gunnarsson

VP, Business Strategy & Development

Anders Ösund


Torsten Ek

VP, Technology & Strategy

Stefan Farestam

VP, Technology & Strategy

Jan-Erik Gustavsson

VP, Technology & Strategy

Johan Sellström

VP, Technology & Strategy

Örjan Lundberg

Software Architect

Nicolas Innocenti

Data Scientist

Rerngvit Yanggratoke

Data Scientist

Emelie Wahlström

Technical Partner Enablement


Combient´s Board of Directors represents our owners and is the governing body ensuring that strategy and
execution is aligned. Through the engagement from the Board of Directors we have a very valuable representation
and breadth of experience from a variety of industry sectors.

Tom Johnstone

Former President and CEO of SKF AB

Sara Mazur

Member of the Board
VP and Head of Ericsson Research

Pontus de Laval

Member of the Board
CTO at Saab AB

Carl Lindgren

Member of the Board
Former professional auditor and Chairman of the Board of KPMG, Sweden

Niclas Bergman

Member of the Board
Head of Portfolio Management Critical Systems and Communication Solutions, Saab AB


1,8B SEK Investment into Autonomous Systems

May 2015

PWC Industry 4.0 Survey

June 2015


We are always on the lookout for outstanding talent to join our team at Combient. We welcome committed people with drive and leadership qualities that see innovative thinking and analytical skills as a key ingredient to achieving great results. You thrive by team work and take clear and natural ownership for your own contribution to the combined team result. Contact us at careers@combient.com

Data Scientist

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You will get the opportunity to work with many different companies on interesting challenges, exciting innovations and new technology.

Applicant must have a Swedish/EU work permit and be fully fluent in English. No relocation assistance or visa support provided. No recruiters or agencies, please.

What you will do

  • You will support new projects with expertise in statistical models and machine learning
  • You will research, implement and build algorithms and solutions, analyse the result and share your results with your team members and customers
  • You will get to work with creative solutions to challenging problems

Who you are

  • You have at least 2 years of experience in BI from banking or financial industry with product engineering, risk management, fraud analytics, customer segmentation
  • You have an advanced degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics or similar, with focus on machine learning
  • You have experience with and are enthusiastic about working with Machine Learning methods
  • You have experience with statistical programming environments like SAS, R, Mathematica, Matlab/Octave, Python or Spark/Hadoop
  • You have knowledge in SQL and professional experience in programming with a modern language
  • You have technical skills to perform advanced analytics

Nice to have

  • Experience with industrial systems and predictive maintenance (PdM)
  • Experience with process automation and process mining techniques allow for extracting information from workflow automation systems
  • Experience with data mining toolkits such as KXEN, Kamanja and Rapidminer
  • Experience working with Spark/Hadoop clusters, and the tools in Hadoop ecosystem
  • Experience with modern databases such as Vertica, SciDB or Cassandra
  • Experience working with stream processing (Apache Spark Streaming, Storm, Apache Flink etc)
  • Familiarity with ETL, data quality, database modeling and data warehousing principles

Combient accepts no charges for any CV´s submitted on speculation and will accept no fees or costs for hiring of a person that may or may not have been presented to Combient through an unsolicited CV.

Big Data Engineer

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You will get the opportunity to work with many different companies on interesting challenges, exciting innovations and new technology.

Applicant must have a Swedish/EU work permit and be fully fluent in English. No relocation assistance or visa support provided. No recruiters or agencies, please.

What you will do

  • You will support projects with expertise in developing analytics systems and applications
  • You will troubleshoot and maintain data pipelines and infrastructure
  • You will design schemas, modeling and architecture for given problems
  • You will integrate systems to provide requested data capabilities in production environment

Who You Are

You have at least two years working experience in relevant positions including:

  • hands on experience with ETL toolkits and Apache Spark
  • hands on experience working with Spark/Hadoop clusters, and the tools in Hadoop ecosystem
  • database modeling and data warehousing principles and you have deep knowledge of SQL
  • solid coding skills in Java or Python
  • understanding of distributed systems and networking
  • techniques of performance optimization for data transformation

Nice to have

  • Proficiency in Scala, Julia, Haskell or Kotlin
  • Financial domain business intelligence is a definite plus
  • Experience with build and configuration tools (e.g., Maven, Sbt, and Gradle)
  • Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g., Jenkins and Travis) or data pipeline workflow systems (e.g Airflow, Teradata Control Framework and Luigi)
  • Educational background in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience working with stream processing (Apache Spark Streaming, Storm, etc)

Combient accepts no charges for any CV´s submitted on speculation and will accept no fees or costs for hiring of a person that may or may not have been presented to Combient through an unsolicited CV.

Senior Software Engineer

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Combient is looking to recruit a senior software engineer / architect to play a key role in the development of our automation platform. The person will be focusing on exploration, evaluation and development of systems and code in the areas of business processes and production processes.

Combient is a joint venture focused on digitalisation and automation. That means a complete focus on new technology and a team of highly skilled people with heterogeneous experience. In other words, a very interesting environment.

The position is placed in Stockholm Sweden. The applicant must have a Swedish / EU work permit and be fully fluent in English. No relocation or visa support is provided.

What you will do:

  • Develop Proof-of-Concepts with existing and new technology components
  • Participate in projects in business process and production process areas
  • Research, implement and build algorithms and solutions

Must-have skills:

  • Development and delivery experience with modern architectures and languages
  • Comprehensive experience with modern development environments
  • Knowledge of software best practices

Nice-to-have skills:

  • Frontend: React, Redux, ES6, CSS3/HTML5, Bootstrap
  • Mobile: iOS/Swift
  • Backend: Node.js, Kubernetes, C++, Java, Scala
  • Experience with JVM and Java stack: Tomcat, Jetty
  • Blockchain: Bitcoin / Ethereum user, developer or enthusiast, corda / kotlin / quazar
  • Knowledge and experience about UI / HMI
  • Experience with BRM (rule engines)
  • Experience with BPM (process engines)
  • Experience with S-BPM and/or declarative process management

Combient accepts no charges for any CV´s submitted on speculation and will accept no fees or costs for hiring of a person that may or may not have been presented to Combient through an unsolicited CV.


How to find us

Our Office

Address: Nettovägen 6, SE-175 41 Järfälla, Sweden

Phone: +46 (0)8 525 281 00

Email: info@combient.com

Email: careers@combient.com