CTF has a long tradition of collaborating, co-operating and co-producing with companies and organizations. In order to be able to co-produce, academia and industry must work together towards common and different goals. CTF’s ambition is to initiate, finance, organize and mediate research by developing different forms of co-production.
Companies and organizations that participate in joint research projects have access to academic resources and help to study and evaluate problems in a unique way.
'Services is an emerging area of research, so it is vital to identify the right partnerships. We are confident that our collaboration with CTF will yield valuable results for both our organizations.” Jan Färjh, Head of Ericsson Research
Within this process, CTF can help companies to make better use of their ideas for service innovations and to better cope with obstacles when managing service innovation projects.
'Close collaboration with CTF is perfect if you, like me, are driven by the ambition to learn more about, and love your customers.' Christer Johansson, Merchant, Maxi ICA Stormarknad Karlstad
CTF and the Karlstad region can be seen as a huge laboratory for co-production between research, education, public organizations and industry.