We have a strong partnership

Mistra InfraMaint engages researchers from five universities, three institutes and a research organisation. The programme provides high levels of competence ranging from material state assessment and environmental research to innovation economics and policy. Through the researchers, and the organisations they represent, we have access to a comprehensive network, both nationally and internationally.



RISE Research Institutes of Sweden is a Swedish state-owned research institute with 2 300 employees supporting and promoting innovative processes. RISE about 100 testbeds and demonstration capabilities help develop products, technology and services. RISE’s researchers and experts cover a number of areas related to this programme. RISE is also coordinating Mistra InfraMaint.


Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology and science, making an impact for a sustinable future. DRICKS is a centre for drinking water research hosted by Chalmers with the aim to contribute to a safer drinking water supply in close cooperation with stakeholders and fellow researchers.

Linköping University

Linköping University conducts research in close cooperation with industry and society. City Center for City Strategic Studies (CKS) is a center at Linköping University on local politics, organisation and development. CKS aims to develop and deepen municipal strategic relevant knowledge in support of long-term sustainable social development.


The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is an independent research institute in the transport sector. Research cover all modes of transport such as  infrastructure maintenance, vehicle technology, traffic safety, traffic analysis, the environment, the planning and decision-making processes and transport economics.

Lund University

Faculty og Engineering LTH is the technical faculty of Lund University. Here extensive research is done in civil and environmental engineering, including water, traffic, urban planning and construction. There are also international and national research programs like LU Water, Floodview, Pipestatus and the Formas  funded Water Research School.

Sweden Water Research

Sweden Water Research is a research and development company founded by three large water utilities in south Sweden. It carries out research, development and innovation work in areas that are important for the utilities and their owner-municipalities such as testing and evaluation of technologies for buried water- and district heating pipes.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH is Sweden’s largest technical university and contributes its vast expertise in infrastructure, sustainability and management from a system perspective. This includes decision-based models to evaluate characteristics, costs and environmental aspects throughout the life cycle of the infrastructure.

IQ Samhällsbyggnad

IQS, The Swedish Centre for Innovation and Quality in the Built Environment, is a member organisation for companies and organisations in the built environment sector that combines research and innovation issues with cross-border collaboration. IQS provides a meeting place, initiate projects as well as long-term research and innovation (R&I) programmes.


NTNU, Norway’s University of Science and Technology, is internationally oriented and has relevant knowledge of the program based on a number of large-scale other programs. NTNU has leading and coordinating functions in EU projects like BINGO and TRUST and major Norwegian projects such as E39 and Climate 2050.


SINTEF, Norway, is a multidisciplinary private research institute that performs contract research and development for industry and the public sector. SINTEF has a comprehensive long-time research experience in the field of water and sanitation services, infrastructure asset management and risk management.

Kretslopp och vatten, Göteborgs stad

Kretslopp och vatten is a  part of the City of Gothenburg that manages water services, waste management, re-use and recycling of household waste. Kretslopp och vatten participates in Mistra InfraMaint, among other things through a doctoral student for research on supplemental water. 


NSVA is a water services company in Sweden owned by six municipalities; Bjuv, Båstad, Helsingborg, Landskrona, Svalöv and Åstorp. NSVA provides drinking water and wastewater services to 230 000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the region.


Powel has IT expertise and extensive industry knowledge and is a leading supplier of software solutions to the energy sector, the public sector and the contracting sector. The company was founded in 1996 in Norway and is now an international company with 500 employees in eight countries.


WSP is a consultancy company owned from Canada that has around 4 200 employees and 40 offices in Sweden. The company develops sustainable technical solutions for future societies, from housing, urban planning and public transport to roads, water and water use.


Vakin is a company on assignment from two municipalities in northern Sweden. Vakin provides citizens with drinking water, manages household waste and works for sustainable development. The company has about 135 employees, the vast majority in the municipality of Umeå.

VA Syd

VA SYD is a regional water and sewage organisation that also handles some waste management. The company is owned by the municipalities Burlöv, Eslöv, Lomma, Lund and Malmö. An ambitious goal for the company is to be one of Europe’s ten most efficient water and waste organisations in 2025.


Skellefteå is a municipality with about 73,000 inhabitants and rich natural resources. Skellefteå is at the forefront of a sustainable society with power production from renewable sources, such as wind power and bioenergy. Two of Mistra InfraMaint’s doctoral students are affiliated with the municipality.

The Swedish Water & Wastewater Association, SWWA

The Swedish Water and Wastewater Association is an industry organisation for the country’s W&S-organisations. In order to achieve fresh drinking water and long-term sustainable water services, it contributes to the members’ development and represents them in national and international contexts.


National and international networks

  • BRRC – Belgian Road Research Center
  • BVFF – Bana väg för framtiden
  • CEN – European Committee for Standardization
  • ERPUG – European Road Profile Users Group
  • EUREAU – European federation of national water services
  • FEHRL – Forum of European Highway Research Lab
  • KAJT – Capacity in the Railway Traffic System
  • Newcastle University
  • PIARC – World Road Association
  • TRL – Centre of excellence for future transport
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