Big-Infrastructure Research for Big-Gains in Swedish Metallic Material Industry phase 2 (Bir2Gain2)
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 1 075 407
|December 2017 - March 2019
|The strategic innovation programme for Metallic material
Purpose and goal
The overall objective of BIR2gain (I och II) was to enable Swedish metallic material industries to make efficient use of synchrotron and neutron based techniques (as MAX IV, Petra III and ESS). During Bir2gainI, the foundation for the platform was laid and in BIR2gainII it was established with a new name (Metalbeams), graphic profile, website, annual seminars and information material. A network for stakeholders has been set up and a draft for a strategic agenda for the metal industry´s use of the facilities together with a general plan for the platform´s future activities has been developed.
Expected results and effects
The platform Metalbeams has been established and the ability of the program to strengthen the industrial use of the facilities with appropriate activities has increased with the growth of the platform´s contact network with relevant specialists within the innovation area´s organizations. The project has highlighted the potential use of large-scale facilities within the programs and within the participating companies. The interest in the project´s seminars has increased during the project and the knowledge about the facilities has increased.
Planned approach and implementation
The project´s approach was to lay the foundation for the platform under BIR2gainI and, if there was interest, further develop it in BIR2gainII. BIR2gainII was divided in two parts: 1) Development of the platform´s components ("platform office", seminars, web, info material) and 2) Roadmap. The approach has been successful and has stimulated the cooperation between the participating organizations and strengthened the network. The work of gathering the metal industry to prioritize and plan activities linked to large-scale facilities continues after the completion of the project.