Lightweight solutions increase energy efficiency
In the strategic innovation program for Lightweight, the innovation area includes both material and design technologies that gives solutions for lighter products and solutions. This, in turn, reduces resource requirements and increases the energy efficiency.
Lightweight solutions, a Swedish strength
Lightweight solutions is an area of strength for the Swedish high technology industry and research community. Sweden, holds a number of globally active and successful companies in both the aerospace and in the automotive industries, it holds a strong metallurgical industry, and a large forestry sector developing new products and applications. Sweden's capacity to develop world leading expertise and new solutions within the lightweight field strengthens the competitiveness of the industry and makes a national mobilization for lightweight development necessary.
The strategic innovation program for Lightweight aims to a lower environmental burden, to an increased economic growth, and to a higher innovation efficiency in order for Swedish products to reach their end consumers. The goals of the program are to achieve reduced weight at lower costs, shorter development times, and the creation of new and innovative solutions. This will be achieved through investment in research, competence and in test and demo.