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Statistics for the software area

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Funding from Vinnova SEK 790 000
Project duration December 2016 - March 2018
Status Completed

Important results from the project

The purpose of the project, to elaborate and verify a methodology for highlighting the current situation and future needs of software competence in the Swedish industry, is considered to be well achieved. Also the goal of compiling statistics that illustrates the importance of software for Swedish industry, from a number of perspectives, is considered to be meet. In order to achieve long-term effect, the survey should be repeated periodically, every two years. Funding for this is still being sought and it is something Swedsoft will continue to work on.

Expected long term effects

The primary outcome of the project is that, for the first time in Sweden, we have made an industry-wide statistical survey of software´s role for Swedish businesses, and that this unambiguously shows that software is a decisive and ever more important prerequisite for the success of Swedish companies, regardless of industry, size of company or region. The effects of this, now proven knowledge, are difficult to overlook. One wish is that it will result in political action, something Swedsoft will continue to work for.

Approach and implementation

The core group has been responsible for the work. The project also has a reference group, from academia and industry. We have also gained input from participants in workshops organized by the project around the country. We have done this in order to get a broad perspective. From the collected input, questions have been compiled for the questionnaire, which have undergone SCB´s metrological review. SCB has conducted deep interviews and data collection from 3,000 companies in a stratified selection. The group has compiled a report, presented around the country & in the Swedish parliament.

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Last updated 12 February 2019

Reference number 2016-05273

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