|Coordinator||Linköpings universitet - Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 14 046 250|
|Project duration||November 2018 - December 2021|
Purpose and goal
The aim is to create an inclusive innovation environment that generates technology, business, competence and knowledge development in agricultural technology. Focus is directed towards new concepts based on eg sensors, digital technology and mechanics, as well as new business concepts. The goal is to become a prominent and co-operative region in agricultural technology, with the reputation of generating innovation for facing challenges such as increased food production and profitability for farmers or agricultural suppliers and improved biological diversity.
Expected results and effects
The effects are expected to be substantial contributions to the ambition to reach some of the UN´s sustainability goals, not least strengthened economic growth, food security, enhanced infrastructure for innovation (including skills) and improved natural environment. The result expected are new collaborations, active test and trial arenas, international events, new business formations, concrete business development in existing companies, demand-driven knowledge development, active participation in the media and implementation of lighthouse projects.
Planned approach and implementation
The implementation plan includes expantion of existing activity platforms to stimulate new links between farms, machine manufacturers, technology companies and academic-based technology and business research. The plan also includes establishing partnerships with a wider world. The implementation focuses on catalyzing business development, research and external surveillance for generationg new innovative "agtech concepts" that also gain ground on markets. Key ingredients are leadership, development of innovation methods, experiments and creative communication.