Region Skåne recently gave Sven Otto Littorin (former Labour Minister for the Swedish Conservative Party) the task of saving telecom jobs in Skåne, in response to the recent Sony Mobile redundancies. His suggestion of creating a Competency Centre within mobile solutions is a very good idea. It would give us the opportunity to showcase our strengths within information and communications technology (ICT), not just here at LTH, but also within the wider university as well as local private enterprise. Together we cover a broad spectrum of competencies. A Competency Centre would increase our visibility and attractiveness to top researchers, and would strengthen our position as one of Sweden’s leading ICT regions. It would also strengthen existing networks between the academic and business communities. The more we can engage our local business community, the faster we can turn innovation into practical application.