Join us on our journey to the future

CHALLENGE  –  2021/2022
Competition opening soon

For the Gimo  Challenge 2020/2021 we are asking for students' input on "The human and technology in the factory". 

Technology is advancing at a fast pace. Robots and artificial intelligence have entered the workforce, changing the way work is done.


Many factory workers may therefore feel uneasy regarding their future. Will technology ”take their jobs”, or simply change the job? How do we develop the human role in unison with the factory?


How does the factory of the future, and its workers, look?

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How does the factory of the future look?


1. Find out more about Sandvik Coromant in Gimo

2. Develop your idea

Your idea should help us take steps towards achieving a new balance in the symbiosis of man and technology. This could be achieved in a number of ways such as:

  • environment

  • new technology

  • products

  • production process

  • distribution process

3. Formulate your concept and submit it

  • a brief description of your idea – one page is ideal

  • include a motivation on how your idea can improve Sandvik Coromant Gimo

  • fill in the formula and submit your idea before the closing date


Your concept may be written in English or Swedish. 
The jury will select winners according to:

  • creativity

  • feasibility

  • possible outcome


Check out last years winners!
Winners 2020/2021

Entrants in the Gimo Challenge 2020/2022 we asked for students' input to our green initiative "Green factory and sustainable facilities". We got a lot of exciting ideas, but the following ideas were the prizewinners:

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First prize – Karl-Gustav Elf, Måns Tivenius and Axel Svensson:

For their idea “Learning to make the shift”, an AI-based education platform that aims to disseminate Sandvik Coromant's climate movement “Make the Shift” within the organization. By teaching and involving the staff in the climate issue, the platform aims to bring out the best ideas within the company – no matter whether they come from the production teams or the corporate level. . 


Second prize – Tharun Narayanadhas:

For his idea of how Sandvik Coromant can use carbon capture and storage, CCS, to halve the factory's emissions.


Third prize – Vishal Shanmugam:

For his idea of filtering the exhaust air from the factory with algae. In conjunction with bio reactors, algae are up to 400 times more efficient than trees at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

 University students in all academic fields and all levels from first year and up are welcome to participate in Gimo Challenge. Our aim is to discover ideas and talents that could help and improve our sustainability journey at Sandvik Coromant in Gimo. Students can enter as an individual or as a group.

Gimo Challenge is an annual contest.
Winners 2019/2020

Entrants in the Gimo Challenge 2019/2020 were asked to present innovative ideas on how to use 5G at our plant in Gimo. We got a lot of exciting ideas, but the following ideas were the prizewinners:


First prize – Elias Klaman:

For his idea of how Sandvik Coromant can use small drones for error identification and reparation of machines. 


Second prize – John Welsh:

For coming up with the idea of how an integrated ear protection system can improve employee well-being.


Third prize – Azin Salek:

Azin's idea built on giving visitors & employees SIM-ID tags for enhanced safety at the plant.