RISE; Lulea University


Energy technology, Big data

SICS ICE, the Infrastructure and Cloud research & test Environment, is a research data centre owned and operated by RISE SICS North. The facility is open to use primarily for European projects, universities and companies. However, customers and partners from all over the world are welcome to use the data centre for their testing and experiments.

What was tested

Big data; Electricity and energy systems

Testbed purpose

The mission of the ICE data centre is to contribute to Sweden's position at the absolute forefront regarding competence in sustainable and efficient data centre solutions, cloud applications and data analysis. The mission includes increasing innovation capability, helping product and service companies to excel, and to attract more researchers and companies to Sweden to strengthen the business nationally.


Data Centre

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies
  • Marketing and local economic development

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