SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB
SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden AB) is owned by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Holding AB under the Ministry of Finance. SP is the national institute for technical evaluation, research, testing, certification, metrology and calibration and is working closely with large and small companies, universities, institutes of technology and other organisations. SP consists of eight technical units and six subsidiary companies covering a wide technical range. SP, the parent company, has some 700 co-workers and bases the services on competence, efficiency, impartiality and international acceptance. SP’s headquarters are located in Borås, close to Gothenburg in the western part of Sweden. SP Energy Technology performs research and technical evaluation in the fields of combustion technology, acoustics, building services systems, energy use in buildings and the indoor environment. In Sweden, we are the major institute actor in the field of energy and cleantech with a long experience of national as well as international RDDD, standardisation, quality assurance and innovation. In addition to participation and coordination of EU projects, we are involved in several other international activities. On behalf of IEA (International Energy Agency) we are for instance acting as operating agent for IEA Heat Pump Centre (HPC) with 14 member states. The department has one of the most advanced laboratories in Europe for testing of district heating and cooling equipment, fans, heat recovery units, heat exchangers, air filters, heat pumps, retail cabinets, dehumidifiers, thermal solar panels, boilers etc. SP is an accredited laboratory for both testing and certification.