|Coordinator||U&W you&we Stockholm AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||April 2017 - January 2018|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2017 (spring)|
Purpose and goal
The purpose in step 1 was to organize actors and form a group that could cooperate to create an innovation that cost effectively can reduce noise from traffic in cities and suburbs that has global business potential. The group has been formed and the idea has been verified through technical and acoustical modelling that shows the ability to reduce noise. The financial viability has also been verified. Steps that need to be taken in the following phase has been identified and the group remains committed. The next phase includes design and testing of components as well as building a test tunnel.
Expected results and effects
All parts in the step 1 project shows there is a clear need for a solution of this type that needs to be trialed in full scale. In presentations for representatives for the city of Stockholm and Transport Administration showed possibilities in reducing slippery roads, particles etc but also showed the need for fortifications to handle chrashes. The financial analysis showed that the costs for building the tunnel in some cases is lower than the additional values created provided that the issue of dangerous goods can be managed Noise matters to people which was shown in a TV story aired by TV4.
Planned approach and implementation
The way of working within the project with a combination of seperate work groups and regular common work shops has worked well. There was a need to create trust within the group at the start and this has helped the communication and progress later on. The project coordinator has had an imortant role in pushing and supporting the group. We have used a digital platform for sharing information. Towards the end of step 1, the project was presented to a larger internal and external audience which gave valuable feedback and supported our view that we want to take the project to continue.