Big-Infrastructure Research for Big-Gains in Swedish Metallic Material Industry (Bir2Gain)
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 688 060|
|Project duration||December 2016 - July 2017|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for Metallic material|
Purpose and goal
The overall objective of the present project is to enable Swedish metallic material industries to make efficient use MAX IV, ESS and Petra III. This idea is to create an industry oriented and resource-rich platform, strategically combining several partners with complementary competences, and building stakeholder networks around it. During Phase I of Bir2Gain, collaboration and networking has started and the foundation for the platform has been laid.
Expected results and effects
During phase I, the collaboration between strategically selected research institutes and academic institutions has been established and the industrial interest in the creation of the platform has been confirmed. Furthermore, a first workshop has been carried out and evaluated positively. Important conclusions on how to deepen the collaboration and to develop the platform further during phase II have been drawn. This has led to a modification of the original plan for phase II in accordance with those conclusions.
Planned approach and implementation
The approach of the project was to lay the foundation for the platform during phase I. This has been done gathering stakeholders from academia, research institutes and industry to 1) map industrial knowledge gaps needs, 2) map relevant competence at and related initiatives and to invite them to join project and 3) plan, execute and evaluate a first workshop. Parallel to these activities, the stakeholders´ interest and request regarding the platform has been investigated. The approach has been successful, and has stimulated collaboration among the participating organizations.