Vertiv has joined the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) Partnership Programme to help develop sustainable solutions for the data centre sector.
Based in Luleå, Sweden, the state-backed research centre is supported by EU funds. It promotes industrial research and innovation, with the aim of advancing sustainable growth.
Vertiv’s key role will be in supporting the centre’s Infrastructure and Cloud research and test Environment (ICE), which provides access to industry studies and expertise as well as publications and demonstrations by RISE.
RISE provides collaborating partners access to a large-scale test environment, complete with data centre modules, climate and heat boxes, wind tunnels, edge and liquid cooling testbeds for simulations and demonstrations for data collection and analysis.
Vertiv will also support RISE heat recovery initiatives to develop the use of heat generated from data centres for various applications, like mealworm and vertical farming, biomass drying and district heating systems.
“RISE is playing a leading role in driving sustainability across Europe and Vertiv is ideally placed to provide it with forward-looking engineering solutions for the data centre industry and beyond,” said Giordano Albertazzi, Vertiv president, EMEA.
“Data centres are a critical part of the digital infrastructure. Efficiency and sustainability are a strong focus for the industry and are becoming increasingly important. New technologies, system solutions and components need to be ideated, developed, tested and verified before hitting the market. We see our partnership with RISE being a big part of that.”
Tor Björn Minde, Director ICE Data centre at RISE, added, “We want to come closer to the industrial needs and a partnership helps the dialogue and direct bi-lateral collaboration. This way, we can continue to develop our thought leadership together with our partners.”