Attractive & Innovative use of environmental technologies for city development
|Coordinator||Västerås kommun - Västerås stad|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||May 2013 - January 2014|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-driven innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2013|
Purpose and goal
AIM 3B has created a platform for cooperation, defined what environmental technology means for the collaborating actors and developed systems to enhance the implementation of environmental technology. The municipality has gained increased understanding of property owners´ challenges concerning environmental issues. Property owners have an increased interest to invest in environmental technology. A concept has been developed for the area as hub for smart solutions in the energy, waste and water segments. AIM 3B develops visualization and dialogue tools for a sustainable city.
Results and expected effects
AIM 3B has developed solutions for challenge-driven evaluation and investment in environmental technology solutions for property owners within energy, waste and water. The concepts have been developed to bridge the property owner challenges with the latest environmental technology from research and Swedish entrepreneurs. Development of visualization and dialogue tools create a foundation for increased awareness among citizens and tenants on how they can contribute to a sustainable city, and monitor progress over time.
Approach and implementation
AIM 3B has developed cooperation between property owners, municipalities and suppliers in the development of brownfield land, a collaboration that is normally restricted to new settlements. The interview studies, business intelligence and workshops together created a deeper understanding of sustainable urban development within this context. The concepts developed are undergoing development and implementation of solutions to energy, waste and water based on the challenges property owners have identified.