Apply to a Unique R&D Licentiate Program with Sigma Technology and Malmö University

Sigma Technology Solutions and the Internet of Things and People (IoTaP) research center offer you a unique opportunity to complete a two-year research project in the area of data-driven systems. During the project you will be employed at Sigma Technology Solutions, getting work experience and building your network, while cooperating with leading researchers in the area of Internet of Things at Malmö University.

The scientific focus of the project

The proposed industrial graduate school will address a research field of data-driven systems. Automated and semi-automated processing of digital information is of growing concern and interest for society and industry alike. The emerging Internet of Things (IoT) facilitates real-world data collection while advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and algorithms promise to automate or support decision-making on the basis of such data. To be successful, however, these systems need to offer a good balance between automation and human intervention.

The research student’s focus area is decided by a company and IoTaP together and is defined individually for each student within the scope of the research school: data mining, context-aware systems, and user experience. Apart from the individual focus, the research student will participate in research courses together with other graduate students at Malmö University and elsewhere. An individual study plan is decided by the academic supervisor, company mentor, and student together at the beginning of the studies.

Our vision of the project

Sigma Technology has the mission to make technology usable. The management of technical documentation is a core in many solutions we develop. The automation in both generation and presentation of documentation is creating new opportunities. One area we want to understand better is how the future of predictive maintenance of machines will work based on the fact that a lot of documentation is expected to be user-generated and yet needs to be associated with machine states. There are also open questions around remote support as well as how professionally generated contextual information fits into this picture.

Sigma will support with an industrial mentor for the student.

Why should I join?

  • Get job employment and half-PhD (licentiate project)
  • Get work experience and build a network
  • Get to work with leading researchers in IoT
  • Mentorship


  • You should have at least 3 years’ work experience in the private sector and also be employed at your company at the start of the research studies (requirement from the Knowledge Foundation)
  • You should have completed MSc level of studies
  • English
  • The office and research center are located in Malmö

How to apply?

Send your CV to Jessica Mitrosbaras, jessica.mitrosbaras@sigmatechnology.com, by November 23.

Do you have any questions? Please contact Robert Åberg Robert.aberg@sigmatechnology.com

About IoTaP research center

The vision of IoTaP research center is to be an internationally leading research environment in making the Internet of Things useful and usable. The mission of the center is to address important social challenges through applied research, produce new knowledge that when applied will provide value for IoT users, and contribute to innovation through co-production with industrial and social organizations.

Read more: https://www.mah.se/english/research/Centers/The-Internet-of-Things-and-People-Research/

About Sigma Technology Solutions

Sigma Technology Solutions is a part of Sigma Technology Group. Our focus is digitalization of our customers’ products and business processes. We are a team of highly skilled consultants in Sweden with expert knowledge in software design, information management, and business analysis. We offer teams and individual consultants to develop our customers’ digital business and software products.

Read more: https://sigmatechnology.com/sigma-technology-solutions/