MW Group joins the SSE Corporate Partnership Program

In an era of ever-shifting global security dynamics, there is a greater need for collaboration between the industry and academia – especially in the defence sector. We are therefore happy to announce that we are joining the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) as a new corporate partner.

The past years’ pandemic, wars and economic instabilities have made it clear that it is vital to be prepared for any scenario. MW Group has made it their specialty to leverage cutting-edge civilian technology for military purposes and provide strategy consulting and logistical solutions as well as telecom and network solutions to both military and civilian clients.

As the global security landscape continues to shift dramatically, there is an increased urgency for the defence industry to accelerate innovation and respond to growing demands.

“At MW Group, we are committed to supporting a whole-of-society approach to defence and societal resilience by enabling dual-use technology access, filling capability gaps and enhancing readiness, leveraging new technologies and committed employees,” says Mikael Karlsson, CEO of MW Group. ”We are excited to embark on this journey together with SSE. This partnership is a milestone in our commitment to serving a stronger society.”

Knowledge and innovation

By aligning with SSE, MW Group gains invaluable access to a wealth of knowledge and innovative minds that are part of shaping the future. It fosters a beneficial exchange of knowledge, strategic advancement, diverse perspectives, and long-lasting networking opportunities. For MW Group this will unlock new avenues for growth, including engaging with SSE’s elite students through educational initiatives, accessing insights from leading SSE academics in fields such as governance, artificial intelligence (AI) and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), as well as expanding its network through SSE’s extensive array of over 100 corporate partners.

“This partnership embodies our commitment to bridging the gap between academic excellence and industry innovation. We believe this collaboration will not only enrich our research and educational endeavors but also provide our students with a unique perspective on the practical applications of their studies,” says Lars Strannegård, President of SSE.


For more information, please contact:

Erik Balod
Chief Business Development Officer 
Email: erik.balod@mw.group
Phone: +46 72 309 03 35

Bobby Lundqvist
Head of Corporate Relations & Development
Email: bobby.lundqvist@hhs.se
Phone: +46 73 568 15 47 


About the Stockholm School of Economics

The Stockholm School of Economics is rated as a top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and enjoys a strong international reputation. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes bachelor, master, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Our programs are developed in close cooperation with the business and research communities, providing graduates substantial potential to attain leading positions in companies and other organizations. 

The School is accredited by EQUIS, certifying that all of its principal activities – teaching as well as research – maintain the highest international standards. The Stockholm School of Economics is also the only Swedish member institution of CEMS and PIM, which are collaborations between top business schools worldwide, contributing to the level of quality for which our school is known. 

About MW Group

MW Group is a modern Nordic total defence company. MW Group provides services to critical societal functions and military defence in the Nordic domestic market and expeditionary where the company’s clients require capabilities. MW Group is a partner with the Swedish, Finnish, and Danish armed forces.

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