Sandvik collaboration with the Museum of Technology, Stockholm
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Museum of Technology, Stockholm director Peter Skogh and Jessica Alm, director of communications at Sandvik (Photo: Micael Engström)
Sandvik is launching a three-year collaboration with the Museum of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, which will see the quarrying and mining equipment giant become the museum's first-ever Innovation Partner. The museum showcases pioneering past, present and potential future technological inventions. Sandvik, with over 150 years’ experience in high-tech research and development, has steadily commercialised innovations and turned ideas into highly successful products.
“We are very proud to become the Museum of Technology Innovation Partner. We see many opportunities to meet and inspire children and young people and to increase their interest in engineering and technology. At the same time, we can show how Swedish industry contributes to the technological development of society,” says Jessica Alm, Sandvik's communications director.
An important goal of the collaboration is to promote interest in technology among young people and to attract more people to choose a technical education. Many children and young people visit the museum with their families and take part of the technical history and of what the future can offer. Through cooperation, they can see that technology can be fun, challenging, and that they can influence the development of society.
“We look forward to the opportunity to help promote interest in technology among young people, particularly through cooperation with the museum's educational ‘Maker Tour Bus’ visiting selected sites in Sweden to meet children and young people. There they can perform experiments with educators from the museum and for discovery can really be unleashed,” says Hanna Meuser, director of employer branding, Sandvik Sweden.
Together with the Museum of Technology, Sandvik says it is looking forward to promoting interest in technology across the whole of society.