Team PiiA consists of the dedicated individuals who assist in the organisation’s work of promoting innovation within IT and automation for the process-industry.
The PiiA program was initially run by an interim board of directors. The current organisation came into being during Q4 of 2013 when the first PiiA annual general assembly decided on the organisational structure outlined below. While the main structure is spelled out in PiiA’s legal framework, smaller details have been developed over the years since the organisation was founded.
The annual general assembly is normally held in March and is PiiA’s highest decision-making body. This is where the Board, Selection Panel, and other officer bearers are chosen. The meeting is held in two stages. Voting is first carried out online over the course of a week, and a web meeting is then held to tally the vote and discuss other issues. PiiA program sponsors have the right to vote at the annual general assembly.
PiiA’s annual general assembly
Representatives from sponsors
Everyone who meets the criteria for being a program sponsor can vote on and sanction motions.
PiiA Board. 10 (+co-opted members) 1/3 elected every third year. Industry dominated.
Anders OE Johansson (Deputy)
Resources hired for administration and activities. From host organisations and RDI hubs.
Program Management Group
Consists of Program Manager and Deputy
Manger for Strategic initiatives
The CEO of PiiA’s host organisation
And at major meetings:
Representatives from regional innovation hubs
Industry representatives from various sectors
Research representatives from different institutes and universities
Representatives from regional RDI hubs
PiiA’s Project Portfolio
Strategic Initiative Projects
Run as targeted projects
PiiA Strategic Projects
Pre-studies, demonstration projects and lighthouse projects
Calls for Proposals
2 calls per year
PiiA’s management and operational functions are primarily financed by VINNOVA. RISE SICS Västerås AB serves as its host organisation.