The SW4E Ecosystem – Software Engineering Ecosystem for Efficiency, Excellence, Experiments – established by software companies responds to the challenges of growing complexity and demand by strengthening the know-how of software development methods, technologies and tools.
The software industry has a rapidly growing share in all products and services. The importance of software is crucial in creating value and an exceptional user experience.
Digital systems, data environments and cloud solutions are becoming more and more complex. Everything and everyone is connected and the amount of information is not only rising exponentially, but also shared through API’s.
To create a better shared understanding of the challenges and complexity facing the world of software engineering, SW4E was established. It is a collaboration ecosystem founded by by Bittium Oyj, F-Secure Oyj, Oy L M Ericsson Ab, M-Files Oy, Visma Solutions Oy, Innofactor Oyj, OP Group, KELA and Demola Global Oy as well as Aalto University, Tampere University, LUT University and University of Oulu, University of Turku and University of Jyväskylä.
One form of operation of the ecosystem are R&D projects shared by the members, such as the QLeap project led by the University of Jyväskylä, in which also involves Nokia, Tietoevry, Bittium, M-Files, Solita and Vaadin. QLeap focuses on exploring the various challenges of using containers in software development. The SW4E ecosystem is already preparing several similar initiatives. The ecosystem is financed by the participating companies and Business Finland.