Swedish-Ukrainian private sector cooperation to increase knowledge exchange

Press release

Swedish-Ukrainian private sector cooperation to increase knowledge exchange

2023-11-29 Sigma

Sigma Software is entering a unique collaboration with Combitech, an independent technical consulting company and part of defence and security group Saab AB. The companies will work together to share insights and expertise within high-tech projects. The collaboration aims to strengthen and develop Swedish and Ukrainian skills and competencies in complex systems and secure system integration, which are both urgent and essential to successfully manage the industry’s technological transition while maintaining robustness and security.

Jessica Öberg, CEO of Combitech, and Valery Krasovsky, CEO of Sigma Software Group, signed an agreement to enter a long-term collaboration. Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell gave a speech in connection with the formal signing in Stockholm.

The collaboration will center around sharing technical knowledge in joint projects but also mutually exchanging skills and work experience within the framework of projects in the civil area. A particular focus will be on developing complex systems and secure system integration.

“Businesses’ role in society is important and contributes to a country’s economy and development. Through this collaboration with Sigma Software, we at Combitech will, together with skilled employees in Ukraine, contribute to strengthening both our nations’ economies and knowledge in secure system integration. The collaboration is part of Combitech’s ambition to share knowledge and experiences across industries, businesses, and between employees. Together, we can build more resilient and safe societies,” says Jessica Öberg, CEO of Combitech.

“Sigma Software has more than 15 years of experience in fruitful collaboration with Swedish businesses and government agencies as a technology partner. The new partnership with Combitech exemplifies Swedish enterprises’ support for Ukrainian engineers and reinforces business ties in Ukraine. We also extend our genuine gratitude to more than 40 customers in Sweden who have continued working with us for many years. This partnership signals a strong message to other Swedish businesses, fostering resilience and strengthening the bonds between our countries,” says Valery Krasovsky, CEO of Sigma Software Group.

Complex systems and secure system integration at the core

Initially, the partnership will focus on knowledge exchange that strengthens the ties between the businesses’ operations and employees to find the forms of this Swedish-Ukrainian cooperation. The focus is on a strategic project of an advanced technological level in the field of digital infrastructure in the civil marine area. The aim is for this partnership to grow over time and create significant benefits for both Sweden and Ukraine.