Västerås is Sweden’s sixth
largest city, beautifully located by Lake Mälaren. It is one of the
oldest cities in Sweden with a more than 1000 year long history. When
you think about economic growth, world class technology and regional
shopping you think about Västerås, the birth city of Asea1
, H&M 2 and ICA3 . It’s a strategic meeting
point with the Congress Center and a recently completed multi arena.
Västerås is the home of world wide company ABB:s largest center for
research and development, but also a dancing cultural city with a
world famous underwater hotel.
Visitors reach Västerås easily
– 53 minutes by train from Stockholm and about an hour with bus or
car. Västerås also has its own international airport with connections
to e.g., London.
The modern industrial evolution in Sweden
started in Västerås when the whole country got its electricity supply
from Asea (later ABB) in Västerås. During the 20th century ABB went
world wide. In Västerås you also find other world leading companies
such as Bombardier Transportation, Westinghouse Electric Sweden,
Alstom Power Sweden, Luvata Sweden and Enics Sweden. Some useful links
- Mälardalen Real-Time Research Centre
http://www.mdh.se/ - Mälardalen
.vasterasmalarstaden.se/artikel.asp?lang=2 - Information about
http://www.vasteras.se/ - The city
ASE 2014 Venue
ASE 2014 is organized at Aros Congress Center, Västerås.
Aros Congress Center is centrally located in the city of
Västerås. It is about 5 minute walk away from the central
train/bus station and 15 minute walk away from Mälardalen University.
1Since 1988 ABB – Asea Brown
Boveri – 112000 employees in >100 countries
– 68000 employees in 28 countries
3ICA is the largest
chain of grocery stores in Sweden – 2300 associated stores and >11000