Biobased building and living for the future
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - SP Hållbar Samhällsbyggnad, Borås|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 27 500 000|
|Project duration||November 2015 - December 2018|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme Bioinnovation|
Purpose and goal
The aim was to create conditions for increased use of bio-based products and services in the construction sector in Sweden and Europe and to increase the competitiveness of the Swedish timber manufacturing industry. The project has shown ways to develop E-commerce, parts of the production where increased digitalization leads to increased capacity and quality, as well as solutions for development of flooring, walls and tall timber buildings. The project has shown development opportunities to increase the use of bio-based products that implemented will increase competitiveness.
Expected results and effects
For the joinery value chain, a current situation analysis has been carried out and shown how the development of E-commerce platforms must be combined with process development in order to have a large effect. The results will be utilized in the companies´ strategy work ahead. For the wooden building value chain, demonstrators have shown development opportunities for both process and product development. The next step for the companies is to evaluate the various solutions linked to their own production conditions.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been divided into ten sub-projects to study the various aspects of external factors, market conditions and business models, process development and product development. Within each sub-project, several workshops have been carried out to jointly evaluate results and decide the next step in the sub-project. Through joint workshops, the partners have also been able to meet and share results across the sub-projects and spread knowledge and create networks in the industry. The last part is perceived as very valuable by both the companies and the academy / institute.