WHAT WE STAND FOR.

We are a unity of experts and we believe in knowledge.

Our Vision is to

Enable the Unknown.

Together with our partners, we want to keep pushing boundaries to enable high ambitions. Not just because we can, but to make tomorrow better than today, for as many as possible.

Our Mission is to

Turn Technology Into Value.

With knowledge as the foundation we turn technology into value for our clients and the society by bridging the gap between research, technology and business.

Our Promise is to

Evolve Thinking.

We strive to constantly be in motion, evolve the way we think and think evolutionary.

Together with our partners, we want to keep pushing boundaries to enable high ambitions. Not just because we can, but to make tomorrow better than today, for as many as possible.

With knowledge as the foundation we turn technology into value for our clients and the society by bridging the gap between research, technology and business.

We strive to constantly be in motion, evolve the way we think and think evolutionary.

We live by the following Core Values:

Expertise

The meaning of true knowledge is to know that you know nothing. Therefore we constantly strive for more experience by searching new knowledge and insights through an open mind.

Enthusiasm

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Therefore we want an open inspiring and fun environment built on trust and tolerance.

Evolution

The only thing that never changes is that everything changes. Therefore we are not just part of a change-leading context, we are in it to lead it.

At Qamcom we believe in knowledge. We also believe that it’s important to share, exchange, develop and keep knowledge. Therefore, we work with a concept called Circular Knowledge. We describe it as an information model that aims to retain, elevate and retrain as much expertise as possible from employees by administrating, mentoring and communicating knowledge and experience.

When we asked Chat GPT for a definition, it stated the following:

“Circular Knowledge highlights the idea that knowledge is dynamic, evolving, and built upon previous insights, forming a holistic and interconnected web of understanding. It encourages a multidisciplinary approach and acknowledges the importance of considering diverse perspectives and disciplines to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex phenomena.”

Role based organization without traditional management

At Qamcom we work with a role-based and decentralized organization without a traditional hierarchy to enable a more creative, agile and responsive approach to needs and development – something that we think leads to increased knowledge-share, increased innovation, progression and productivity and accelerated personal development. Our organization is based on three principles: Self-management, Holistic view, and Evolution.

Two-way mentorship philosophy

We work with a two-way mentorship philosophy meaning that as much as we value mentorship from a more senior perspective, we equally value input from the younger generation’s perspective. So, depending on the context or situation you can be either the mentor or the mentee. Our dynamic two-way mentorship setup stimulates knowledge exchange from every perspective creating a creative and evolving environment.

Technology platforms

Through our 20-plus years in fast-moving technology we have created various solutions within software, hardware and systems, resulting in several technology platforms. Platforms, mainly within radar, telecom, Industrial AI have and can be re-used and adapted for other clients and projects. Not only ideal for knowledge-sharing and people development, it also saves time and money for our clients. This is a good example of circular knowledge where we constantly strive to keep the essence of our development alive within the company.

Open-source technology

Qamcom is working within the vibrant open-source ecosystem. We reuse what is already available to achieve our goals fast and contribute our learnings and expertise back to fill in the gaps and nourish the ecosystem. This is true both for traditional open-source software and for the emerging world of open-source silicon where the way microchips are being designed is rapidly evolving.

Internal domains

At Qamcom, different domains have been established organically with the purpose to share and increase knowledge between people that share the same interests and experience.

Examples of domains today are: Software, System Safety, Project Management, AI, PCB, Certifications, Systems etcetera. Only the imagination sets the limit of what could be a domain or not in the Qamcom world. Are enough people interested? Then a domain can be created.

Transparency

We believe that transparency is an essential part of Qamcom’s success. Our view is that transparency, in both good and bad times leads to more secure and engaged employees. By openly sharing information we want to create an environment built on trust and inclusion.

We also believe that collaboration and communication improve as everyone has access to the same knowledge, at any time. Embracing transparency enables us to thrive in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing technology and business landscape. To share information and inspiration internally we work with a dynamic intranet, arrange monthly lunch meetings, a monthly distributed newsletter etcetera.

Patents

At Qamcom and several patents have been created for our clients. As an organization committed to growth and innovation, we believe in protecting and showcasing our intellectual property. That’s why we place immense importance on obtaining patents for our stakeholders. Patents not only serve as vital proof of our innovative prowess and technical expertise but also demonstrate our dedication to advancing technology and staying ahead of the curve.

They validate our commitment to driving innovation, attracting investors, and forming strategic partnerships. To us, patents showcase the ability to leverage existing knowledge, promote knowledge-sharing, and contribute to sustainable and resource-efficient solutions.

Research projects

Qamcom is an active research project leader on both the Swedish and international level. We contribute to research development by leading or being engaged in various technology projects, ranging from detailed algorithm development to product portfolio discussions, system definitions and technology management. Working with the technologies of tomorrow provides us with new perspectives on the current technologies and gives the concept of Circular Knowledge a completely different meaning.

On-site engagement

At Qamcom, we mainly work with in-house projects, often functioning as our clients’ external R&D department. However, we encourage all employees to occasionally take on on-site assignments for two main reasons. Firstly, to add our rare Qamcom expertise and create a “Qamcom effect” at the client’s location. Secondly, to gain knowledge from specific clients and contexts that can be brought back to Qamcom for further development – and create a circle of knowledge.

Sustainability

As a part of Qamcom Group, we look at sustainability in a broad sense – including both social and environmental sustainability. We are strong advocates of a fair, free and collaborative global society and we are members of UN Global Compact as well as certified according to ISO 9001 and 14001.

Environmental sustainability

With knowledge as the foundation and technology as the tool we want to contribute to a more sustainable society from multiple angles – always aiming for projects that can make tomorrow better and more sustainable than today. Through Qamcom Group, we also work with various ways to compensate our own impact.

We estimate that the main climate impact comes from the energy consumption in our operations including heating and cooling of our facilities and transportation of ourselves. The energy consumption of the organization itself is estimated to:

  • Our facilities and operations consume around 1,000 kWh per person per year in energy consumption (based on electricity consumption).
  • The annual heating and cooling based on rent contracts is around 3,000 kWh per person.
  • We strongly encourage the use of fossil free transportation and our car policies incentivize electric vehicles. Our estimates of transportation energy consumption (electric equivalents) add another 2,000 kWh/year to each individual.

The climate impact from our products varies heavily over the years based on annual shipped volumes. During 2021 most of our projects did not include delivery of volume products and the contribution from this was low. In general, our product development processes and environmental policies have defined clear targets on designing for low energy and design to eliminate hazardous substances (ROHS) and conflict materials from our designs.

By being a part of Qamcom Group we have an ambition to compensate for our impact:

  • Qamcom Group invested in wind power plants in 2008. The energy produced by the wind power plants (to the portion we owned) in 2021 was around 3 million kWh.
  • The consumption of energy for the operations and people (when at work) is around 6,000 kWh/person.
  • Being 300 persons in the organization, we hereby get an estimate of a total yearly energy consumption of 300 x 6,000 = 1,800,000 kWh.

This means that we through Qamcom Group compensate by our own injected renewable energy from our wind power plants of well over our estimated consumption. We can state that we compensate for a fair amount of our employees private impact from an energy consumption perspective as well.

Social environment and Code of Conduct

Our people is our most valuable asset and it is important that we create and develop a workplace environment that is inclusive, psychologically and physically safe and developing for everyone in it. To this length, we have created policies to clarify our stance in relation to these areas. In summary:

Equality policy

  • Drugs and abuse policy
  • Sexual harassment policy
  • Workplace environment policy
  • Rehabilitation policy
  • Whistleblowing

Code of conduct

Qamcom’s Code of Conduct (“the Code”) reflects the company’s identity and how we do business. It provides framework for Qamcom and its employees by describing the guidelines for how the company should operate as a business partner, employer and corporate citizen.

Qamcom must always follow national legislation in the countries in which it operates. Should any of the requirements of the code differ from national legislation, the most ambitious requirement applies.

Target audience

The Code applies to Qamcom Board members, all employees and contracted consultants representing Qamcom.

Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in the employment at Qamcom being reconsidered. Qamcom’s Code of Conduct includes:

All interactions between employer and employees is based on mutual respect and being open and responsive to good ideas as well as to criticism. All employees are welcome to express their opinions at their workplace. Qamcom is responsible for ensuring that all employees and contractors have a safe and secure working environment. All Qamcom employees should know and abide by the applicable regulations, processes and policies for health and safety.

Qamcom has zero tolerance for corruption and bribery in all of its operations and business relations. This includes direct bribes, influence payments, kickbacks or other unlawful payments to any government or similar agency officials.

Our employees shall not provide or offer gifts, meals or entertainment that might be perceived as a bribe or means of influencing a business decision or to get benefits in a business context to anyone exercising public authority or decides on public procurements.

Qamcom employees shall not receive or accept a promise of gifts or similar from someone who does business with Qamcom if it creates a sense of being offered to influence a business decision.

Any such offer or proposed arrangement must be reported immediately to the Board of Directors.

Internal and external representation is to be conducted in a reasonable manner and in accordance with local legislation and tax regulations. Qamcom employees can offer or receive benefits only if they are offered openly, moderate and consistent with local legislation.

We regularly educate our staff on aspects of corruption, according to guidelines provided by Transparency International.

We respect all internationally proclaimed human rights, including the International Bill of Human Rights and the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We strive to ensure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses. We shall, in all contexts, seek ways to honor the principles of internationally recognized human rights, even when faced with conflicting requirements.

Freedom of association – All employees shall be free to form and to join, or not to join, trade unions or similar external representative organizations and to bargain collectively. Information and consultation with employees can be done through formal arrangements or, if such do not exist, other mechanisms may be used.

Forced labor avoidance – Forced, bonded or compulsory labor shall not be used and employees shall be free to leave their employment after reasonable notice as required by applicable law or contract. Employees shall not be required to lodge deposits of money or identity papers with their employer.

Fair employment conditions – Employees shall understand their employment conditions. Pay and terms shall be fair and reasonable and comply at a minimum with applicable laws or industry standards, whichever is higher. Working hours shall comply with applicable laws. The normal work week shall not exceed 48 hours.

Hours worked beyond the normal work week shall be voluntary, unless a collective bargaining agreement allows for required time under certain conditions and/or, if legal, in exceptional circumstances. Other than in such circumstances, a work week shall not exceed 60 hours.

Exceptional circumstances include short-term business demands and natural disaster but do not include anticipated peak or seasonal increases in production requirements.

Absent exceptional circumstances, personnel shall be provided with at least one day off in every seven-day period. One day off shall be interpreted as at least twenty-four consecutive hours.

Deduction from wages as a disciplinary measure shall not be permitted. Corporal punishment, physical or verbal abuse or other unlawful harassment and any threats or other forms of intimidation shall be prohibited.

Child labor avoidance – No person shall be employed who is below the minimum legal age for employment. Minimum age is the age of completion of compulsory schooling, or not less than 15 years or not less than 14 years, in countries where educational facilities are insufficiently developed. Children shall not be employed for any hazardous work, or work that is inconsistent with the child’s personal development. A child means a person below the age of 18 years. Personal development includes a child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.

Elimination of discrimination – All employees shall be treated with respect and dignity. All kinds of discrimination based on partiality or prejudice is prohibited, such as discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, skin color, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, religion, political opinion, nationality, social origin, social status, indigenous status, disability, age, union membership and any other characteristic protected by local law, as applicable.

Employees with the same qualifications, experience and performance shall receive equal pay for equal work with respect to those performing the same jobs under similar working conditions.

Fair Working Conditions – A healthy and safe working environment and, if applicable, housing facilities shall be provided for employees, in accordance with international standards and national laws.

Appropriate health and safety information and training shall be provided to employees including, but not limited to, arrangements for safe evacuations of buildings and correct handling and marking of chemicals and machinery.

Dealing with conflicts of interest
At Qamcom, we make business decisions based on the best interests of the company rather than personal considerations or relationships. A conflict of interest arises when anything interferes with or influences the exercise of an employee’s independent judgment in the best interests of Qamcom. We must avoid situations in which our personal interest may conflict with, or even appear to conflict with, the interests of the company.

The following are examples of situations to be particularly aware of:
Business opportunities – You may not take business opportunities for yourself that are discovered in your duties for Qamcom if this could be contrary to the interests of Qamcom. Nor may you otherwise use Qamcom property or information or your position at Qamcom for personal gain.

Personal Investments – Avoid making any investments that affect or could affect the integrity of yourself or the integrity of Qamcom. This means, for instance, using information you gain through your employment to better your own investing position(s). There is of course rules and regulations regarding dealing with insider trading, but we advise you to please consider any, and all, investments that could lead to the questioning of the Company’s integrity. Any investment in a private company that is or can be a potential competitor to Qamcom or have a business relationship to Qamcom requires written approval from CEO of Qamcom Group and that relevant stakeholders are informed.

Other employment – Any employment outside Qamcom, with or without compensation, must not harm job performance at Qamcom. You may not engage in outside business interests that divert time and attention away from Qamcom responsibilities or require work during Qamcom time. Any Employment that could be seen as in competition with Qamcom’s business or business interests is not allowed. If in doubt, contact CEO of Qamcom Group for written approval on beforehand.

Equipment – Tools and Equipment provided by Qamcom or available to you through your employment at Qamcom may not be used for any activities or purposes that could be in competition with Qamcom’s business interests.

Board memberships and other outside affiliations – Service on a board of directors, advisory board or similar body of a for-profit enterprise outside Qamcom Group or government agency is permitted if it is obvious that it does not create a conflict of interest. If there is any doubt if it can create a conflict of interest such service must be approved in writing and in advance by the CEO of Qamcom Group. Serving on boards of not-for-profit or community organizations does not require prior approval.

Political activities – Qamcom will not make contributions or payment or otherwise give any endorsement, directly or indirectly, to political parties or committees or to individual politicians.

Disclosure of conflicts of interest – We require that employees disclose situations or transactions that reasonably would be expected to give rise to a conflict of interest. If you suspect that you are involved in a transaction or any other arrangement that presents a conflict of interest, or something that others could reasonably perceive as a conflict of interest, you must report it.

At Qamcom, we make business decisions based on the best interests of the company rather than personal considerations or relationships. A conflict of interest arises when anything interferes with or influences the exercise of an employee’s independent judgment in the best interests of Qamcom. We must avoid situations in which our personal interest may conflict with, or even appear to conflict with, the interests of the company.

The following are examples of situations to be particularly aware of:

Business opportunities – You may not take business opportunities for yourself that are discovered in your duties for Qamcom if this could be contrary to the interests of Qamcom. Nor may you otherwise use Qamcom property or information or your position at Qamcom for personal gain.

Personal Investments – Avoid making any investments that affect or could affect the integrity of yourself or the integrity of Qamcom. This means, for instance, using information you gain through your employment to better your own investing position(s). There is of course rules and regulations regarding dealing with insider trading, but we advise you to please consider any, and all, investments that could lead to the questioning of the Company’s integrity. Any investment in a private company that is or can be a potential competitor to Qamcom or have a business relationship to Qamcom requires written approval from CEO of Qamcom Group and that relevant stakeholders are informed.

Other Employment – Any employment outside Qamcom, with or without compensation, must not harm job performance at Qamcom. You may not engage in outside business interests that divert time and attention away from Qamcom responsibilities or require work during Qamcom time. Any Employment that could be seen as in competition with Qamcom’s business or business interests is not allowed. If in doubt, contact CEO of Qamcom Group for written approval on beforehand.

Equipment – Tools and Equipment provided by Qamcom or available to you through your employment at Qamcom may not be used for any activities or purposes that could be in competition with Qamcom’s business interests.

Board memberships and other outside affiliations – Service on a board of directors, advisory board or similar body of a for-profit enterprise outside Qamcom Group or government agency is permitted if it is obvious that it does not create a conflict of interest. If there is any doubt if it can create a conflict of interest such service must be approved in writing and in advance by the CEO of Qamcom Group. Serving on boards of not-for-profit or community organizations does not require prior approval.

Political activities – Qamcom will not make contributions or payment or otherwise give any endorsement, directly or indirectly, to political parties or committees or to individual politicians.

Disclosure of conflicts of interest – We require that employees disclose situations or transactions that reasonably would be expected to give rise to a conflict of interest. If you suspect that you are involved in a transaction or any other arrangement that presents a conflict of interest, or something that others could reasonably perceive as a conflict of interest, you must report it.

For both external and internal violations (real, alleged or suspected) against any part of the code should be reported and discussed with senior colleagues, the site manager or operations responsible, the chairman of the board. Our staff can escalate and report any observations that is suspected or judged to be a violation to this policy where the reporter can remain anonymous.

It is impossible to frame every single ethical scenario we might encounter, please always use your best judgement. If you’re uncertain speak up to a senior colleague, a coworker or anyone else you feel might be able to give you guidance. At Qamcom trust is an important cornerstone.

You can report a violation through this form: Report Code of Conduct Violation.

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