The Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) has partnered with the Luleå University of Technology to create a "ski and snow lab" to boost the country's performance at the Winter Olympic Games.
Professor HC Holmberg, the SOK's head of research and development, said the laboratory would help develop faster skis for athletes to use at major events.
Performance technology, performance analysis and material optimisation are the three areas covered by the deal between the SOK and the university.
The new collaboration also includes student recruitment and development of new forms of education and learning, the SOK said.
"The first part of the investment includes ski technology, increased knowledge and development of skis, coatings, structure and embankment - but also the connection between technology and performance," said Roland Larsson, professor of machine elements at Luleå University of Technology.
"For example, measurements with sensors can increase knowledge of how a skier can perform to the maximum depending on conditions and equipment."
Swedish winter sport officials also welcomed the agreement.
"SOK's and Luleå University of Technology's investment in technology and skiing is extremely positive, we are very strong in materials already today, but for the future World Championships and Olympics we will be the best," Swedish Biathlon Association secretary general Rikard Grip.
Sweden are seventh on the all-time Winter Olympic medals table with a total of 158, 57 of which are gold.