Universeum chooses Zetup

07/17/2011

Universeum in Gothenburg has chosen Zetup AB as its total supplier of core, business-critical IT infrastructure. The three-year contract was won in the face of tough competition from four other leading suppliers.

Through a procurement process in spring 2011, Zetup won the contract firstly to review the entire IT operation and identify the most pressing needs. The delivery may then change, depending on how Universeum’s needs change.

“Zetup is fully committed to really understanding our needs and we look forward to a flexible and cost-effective delivery that brings high quality at every level,” states Martin Skarhall, head of IT at Universeum.

Universeum, a popular science centre, is a medium-sized operation employing 65 people. With the head of IT and a small staff of two handling everything, the focus has been more on firefighting than getting to grips with the broader issues of strategy and resource-efficiency.

“Universeum has reached a critical point where the IT infrastructure and operation need to be handled in a structured manner, feeding more time and energy into supporting the business,” says Mats Franzén, CEO of Zetup AB. “It is always exciting to come in at this stage and help the company establish reliable, secure and cost-effective IT infrastructure. We look forward to helping Universeum with creative IT solutions.” 

 

For further information, please contact:

Mats Franzén, CEO, Zetup AB, phone +46 (0)704-47 29 09

Martin Skarhall, Head of IT, Universeum, phone +46 (0)31-335 64 10

 

About Universeum

The Nordic region’s biggest science centre is located in central Gothenburg, right next to Svenska Mässan and Liseberg amusement park. Since it first opened its doors in 2001, the centre has welcomed over 4.5 million visitors, half of which have been children and young people. Universeum offers visitors unique experiences and activities in challenging experimental exhibitions and exciting, living environments. A tour through every section of the building is a walk of over three kilometres.

Universeum was founded by Chalmers University of Technology, the Göteborg Region Association of Local Authorities, Gothenburg University and the West Sweden Chamber of Commerce. Today Universeum is run as a limited company, owned by the Korsvägen Foundation. The foundation’s board members represent the broad national interest in the operation. Universeum has several advisory bodies, such as local science groups, the environmental council and the partners’ advisory committee.