Research and Development

In everything we do, working with technology and people, we strive to question established perceptions and fixed patterns.

We are adding new information to our Knowledge ECO-System, we convert it into something practically useful to support needs, solutions and methods, by participating in research and development projects, together with other stakeholders and companies. This way, we can both contribute to new knowledge and strengthen our position as a knowledge company.

Within the Aerospace & Defence Industry, we always try to find areas of improvement and what can be done better, in order to contribute to a safer world and a safer existence in the communities in which we exist, live and work within. We know that a safe and sound life situation improve people’s lives and well-being. Therefore, we support research and development by reinvesting part of our profit in relevant development projects within the company’s core business.

According to the Frascati Manual (Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development, The Measurement of Scientific, Technological and Innovation Activities), scientific and technological innovations can be considered as an appropriate transformation from an idea to a new or improved commercial product or operational process in commerce and industry or as a new approach, for the development of community services.

Accordingly, Research & Development is covered by all necessary scientific, technical, commercial and financial steps to ensure successful development, marketing and sales of new or improved products, systems and solutions, the commercial application of new or improved processes and methods, and the introduction of new procedures for the introduction of community services. Pure Research & Development is only part of this extensive work. In science and research, one works with technical and natural sciences as well as with social sciences in humanitarian fields.

Research and developmental development (Research & Development) involves extensive creative work through systematic entrepreneurship, all with the aim of increasing and refreshing the knowledge bank and competence, including the knowledge of man, cultures and societies and how to best utilize these resources by knowledge and skills, to find new applications and more effective methods to create a safer world and a safer existence to live in.

The internationally recognized methodology for collecting and using Research & Development statistics, the Frascati Manual is an essential tool for statisticians worldwide. It includes definitions of basic concepts, data collection guidelines, and classifications for compiling statistics. Updated editions of the manual contains improved guidelines adjusted for changes in OECD economies, including measurement of service-sector Research & Development, Research & Development globalisation, and Research & Development human resources.

Research and development promote technology, processes, method development, views and working methods. Our qualified Knowledge ECO-System and expertise combined with superior technology, cost-effective processes and methods give us the opportunity to create good opportunities for sustainable and long-term development of services, products, systems and solutions with superior accessibility, quality, safety and performance with good maintenance and unlimited extensibility. today and in the future.

As an example, we help to create tomorrow’s foundations for a comprehensive CBRN protection against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats that may arise in CSP objects.

Another example is our extensive support and delivery of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services in procurement and provisioning of multiple land based systems (i.e. CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicles, Deployable CBRN Analytical Laboratories, Armored Tracked Vehicles and Mission Adaption of Vehicle Systems ) to the Swedish Armed Forces and procurement of Technical System Support (TSS) and Maintenance Services, to support system availability over the total system LifeCycle.

Our long term mission of establishing a framework for a CBRNe Protection Program (CSP) is, in addition to providing qualified Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services for strategic and operational support to the Swedish Armed Forces and the Defense Industry, also to deliver, maintain and sustain systems integration within our ISVR-CBRNe Development Program for future needs and situation awareness solutions, including the development of methods for network-based CBRN monitoring, warning and reporting to designated security objects (CSP objects) appointed by the Ministry of Defense or other authorities and organizations.

We develop comprehensive ICT-Solutions for real-time communication between companies, organizations and employees. We have over 20 years of experience working with and refining products that enable companies, organizations and their employees to realize their web strategy. Through systematic needs analysis and market research, we continue to design and develop unique websites that engage the visitors and meet the business objectives that have been set. Today, our products can be used advantageously by new and existing customers for advanced Internet and Intranet projects.

Bring2Mind CMS & Publishing System is based on the market’s largest, most used and currently the world’s fastest growing cost-neutral portal and CMS platform, Wordpress, which is being used by almost 20% of all websites in the world, it uses a standardised and well proven and secure platform and contains open source code. The Bring2Mind CMS platform is a fast, flexible and stable Content Management System used by millions of organizations and companies around the world to manage external and internal websites.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB builds advanced intranet, internet and portal solutions based on the open-source platform Bring2Mind CMS & Publishing System (Wordpress). Our customers place high demands on accessibility, scalability, maintainability and security, which is why we always have those aspects in mind at all stages of our projects. Our strength lies in providing a robust system architecture for business critical website applications and ensuring that the technology meets the intended business benefit.

We are convinced that it is through genuine and uncompromising commitment and interest in research and collaboration that yesterday’s story can become tomorrow’s reality.

Within the company’s business areas, we today see the need for Research & Development activities which basically consist of four main areas; Market research, Basic research, Applied research and Experimental development (Testing and experimental activities). These areas will all be required for our Knowledge ECO-System to become beneficial for all.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB

We work within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where our personnel since 1985, have been supporting the public administration sector (Government Authorities) and the private business sector, delivering Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, primarily around and within defence system procurement projects, providing services during procurement and provisioning of technically advanced and complex systems and solutions to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM).

Within the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, we are in the startup phase of delivering secure, immediate and effective interaction between organizations, companies and their customers, partners and employees. The CMS & publishing tools we apply, is by far the most popular software with over 60% worldwide market share. This means the software is used by almost 35% of all the public websites online, the rest is used for intranet solutions not publicly available. The system is also used by many popular global brands across the world.

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We Serve All

Reusing assets and leverage processes, methods, tools, documents and templates we already developed for the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, leads to sustainable high service quality to meet or exceed client expectations whilst remaining economically competitive.

Our total offering fits any Industry, not only within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where we do most of our work today.

We support the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing qualified consulting primarily around, and within, Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services. We cover common commercial-, legal- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management including production of digital and hardcopy material, which entails our customers and end-users to safely manage their technically advanced and complex systems.

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We work with People and Digital Technologies for a Safer World and a Smarter Society

As our agency face a relentless pace of change and unprecedented level of competitiveness, agility is key to survival. Organizations are looking to Lean portfolio management to align the digital product investment portfolio to business strategy, and to quickly adapt the portfolio when strategy changes. To be successful, we provide transparency, analytics and feedback to various stakeholders at different levels of our processing workflow for optimal decision making. We also have a clear line-of-sight from strategic direction, through investment decision, to the choice of epics and services to be implemented, including the resulting impact on our clients’ business. We drive the continuous improvement process by looking at how our Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) services portfolio management enable Lean portfolio management for enterprise agility.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB, is an entrepreneur driven, supplier independent Knowledge & Consultancy Agency, supporting the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing knowledge consulting, management and advisory services, primarily within and around Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, including supporting services, i.e. programme management, project management, risk assessment, management and control, quality assessment, management and control, configuration management and control, to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry.

With a positive track record within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry in providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services and seamless integration of products and systems against predefined requirements, Bring2Mind Consulting AB is unique in its understanding of technically advanced and complex systems, and how to apply innovative solutions in a pragmatic and cost effective fashion. Our services are developed and provisioned under the highest quality requirements based upon military standards, targeting the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities).

We ensure that our clients within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry have the right equipment and functioning systems and services, at the right time to the right cost, to be able to carry out their mission. This is our contribution to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) — And we are proud of what we do!

Bring2Mind Consulting AB apply a classic business model, in a direct “One-to-One” relation to its clients and partners. This is where you will find us in the services supply chain. Sometimes we need to sign up specialist agencies for certain projects, to enable us to fulfil client requirements. But most important of all, we always apply our business model, whereas, if required by our clients, we can provide a larger network of system- and business partners.

It is important for Bring2Mind Consulting AB to conduct business in a responsible manner with long-term sustainability. We apply customer-oriented management systems for quality assurance and gather all our deliveries under qualified project management, quality management and configuration management. We provide Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, as well as digital communication systems with high ICT content for close real-time communication between customers, partners and employees. In addition to statutory requirements and standards in relevant areas, we define our responsibility in relation to our key stakeholders. In order to ensure long-term value creation, we safeguard, among other things, good working relationships, high confidence from our customers, and responsibility for our environmental impact.

The staff within our Knowledge & Consultancy Agency have since 1985 operational working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services.

Almost twenty (20) years of experience within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, working with some of Swedens largest, most technically advanced and complex defence system procurement projects for the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM), delivering Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, has been very important for establishment of our Agency. We have supported these procurement projects by providing services over a very long time, and we are pleased to present to you, on our new website, some of our renowned and successful projects within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry.

We are multifaceted engineers, project managers, system analysts, consultants, advisors, architects, modelling and simulation specialists, and many more – and sometimes just catalysts for the successful achievement of your goals!

All this knowledge and working experience, built up almost during a lifetime, has made us capable to contribute to the development of Swedens total defence, by providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, in a total offering from Bring2Mind Consulting AB.

With almost four decades (40 years) of operational working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services, Bring2Mind Consulting AB is well prepared to play the role as systems- and business- partner, capable of providing qualified and innovative Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, supported by common commercial- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management, required to help our clients managing technically advanced and complex systems.

We cover all aspects of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, during all stages within products-, systems- and solutions provisioning; from initial studies, the needs/requirements assessment work, in the procurement phase, design and development, integration, over production, testing, verification & validation to final implementation, training, delivery and handover to the end-user and finally, the environmentally friendly decommissioning of products-, systems- and solutions for needs-oriented and situation-adapted solutions, with the right quality at the right cost. Our total offering is fully supported by qualified programme management, project management, quality assurance and configuration management.

Typical support services in our defence project assignments, have included close cooperation with Swedish national government authorities as well as international governmental authorities and the defence industry, nationally as well as internationally. Please find some sample service support areas worth mentioning below:

  • Programme management support
  • Project management support and assessment
  • Requirements management and assessment
  • Risk management and assessment
  • System safety management and assessment
  • Quality management and assessment
  • Configuration management support and assessment
  • Technical advisor and systems engineering
  • Contractor logistics support (CLS) requirements management and assessment
  • Contractor logistics support (CLS) system definitions for defence material procurement projects, nationally and In-Theatre
  • Procurement requirements management and assessment
  • Procurement management support, administration and assessment
  • Procurement documentation development and assessment
  • Contract management support and administration
  • International defence material user group administration support
  • Design of multilateral/bi-lateral agreements and arrangements for multination wide project cooperations

Our personnel have since 1985 provided Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services to the Information- and Communications Technology Industry and from 2003 onwards to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, within the public administration sector (Government Authorities), and to the private business sector.

Through extensive support during all lifecycle stages within the projects we actively participated in, from requirement assessment, in the procurement phase, through the design and development phase, and during integration, testing, verification & validation, implementation, training, delivery, handover and environmentally friendly decommissioning of products and systems, we have delivered continous support to our clients and at the same time further developed our services offering. This concludes our business aims; to increase our customers’ ability and profitability in managing technologically advanced and complex systems.

For us, our agency and what we offer, in terms of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services provisioning, is about ensuring new and existing customers’ needs for the right skills today and in the future.

Our work with Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services provisioning, in some of our reference projects worth mentioning:

Development-, Deployment- and Management of Information- and Communications Technology (ICT) Solutions and Services

  • Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services applied within ICT Procurement Projects
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of Web Communication platforms with Multisite and Multilingual capabilities
  • Implementation and maintenance of WordPress Multisite Information Network
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of Progress Sitefinity Digital Experience Portal
  • Administration of Microsoft SharePoint Information Portal
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of ASP.NET Asset Management System incl. RunTime Delivery Bundling and Optimization
  • Digital Photography and Video

Armoured-, Protected-, Tracked- and Wheeled Vehicle Systems incl. In-Theatre In-Service CLS Support

  • Assessment and proposal of LifeCycle Upgrade (LCU) / Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) for the Bv206/208 Tracked Vehicle System
  • Assessment and proposal of LifeCycle Upgrade (LCU) / Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) for the Bv309 Tracked Vehicle System
  • Procurement of Bv410 Tracked Vehicle System incl. versions and variants
  • Bv410 Fault Detection, Isolation & Recovery Reporting Analysis (BV410 FDI & RRA) incl. alignment of Fault Reporting Data and Systems
  • Procurement of TGSLK 1.5T Light Amphibian Cross-Country 1.5T Trailer
  • Procurement of BvS10 Tracked Vehicle System update incl. ISAF/SWECON Mission Adaption
  • Administration and Secretary of the BvS10 User Group
  • Administration and Secretary of the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) Tracked Vehicles User Group

Procurement- and Provisioning of Technical System Support (TSS) and Maintenance Services

  • Procurement of ISS-ATV-ISAF In-Service Support BvS10 for ISAF/SWECON (ISS)
  • Procurement of TSS 2019-2025 Technical System Support and Maintenance for the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) 2019-2025 (TSS)

CBRNe Detection-, Identification-, Monitoring-, Surveillance-, Warning-, Reporting- and Protection Systems

  • Procurement of CBRN-I: CBRNe Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • Procurement of CBRN-I-MMS: CBRNe Management- and Monitoring System
  • Procurement of CBRN-AL: Deployable CBRNe Analytical Laboratory
  • Design and procurement of CBRN-AWR: Automatic CBRNe Warning- and Reporting System

As a Knowledge & Consultancy Agency, our business is all about thorough understanding and knowledge of your industry, resulting in a comprehensive Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services offering, that is unique for our clients. We can help you create value in a number of different ways. To guide you through our broad range of services to the portfolio that’s right for, and aligned to your project, we may suggest multiple value creation pathways, to mention a few;

1. Competitive Services,
2. Programme- and Project Management Support,
3. Procurement Management Support,
4. Contract Management- and Administration Support,
5. In-Service Support,
6. Business Development for sustainable Growth,
7. Secure and Safe Society.

This concludes our business aims; to increase our clients’ ability and profitability in managing technically advanced products and complex systems in a safe manner.

For Bring2Mind Consulting AB, business oriented competence and knowledge provisioning is always about ensuring new and existing clients’ needs for the right skills today and in the future.