CLOSER 2019 - 2023
|Coordinator||LINDHOLMEN SCIENCE PARK AKTIEBOLAG - CLOSER|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 10 000 000|
|Project duration||January 2019 - December 2023|
Purpose and goal
CLOSERs mission is to be a national platform for increased Transport Efficiency. The aim of CLOSER is to contribute with new solutions to the freight transport system that will supply a sustainable society.
Expected results and effects
A successful innovation system increasingly requires collaboration between academia, industry and the public sector. This does not happen by itself, and it has become apparent during the previous period that CLOSER is needed as a neutral national platform to enable strategic cooperation, where partners together identify challenges and run projects to find solutions. This will, among other things, lead to the introduction of more innovative products and services, the competitiveness of Swedish companies and visibility of Swedish research.
Planned approach and implementation
Within the identified focus areas, different interests are linked that enable systematic learning and concrete interaction between actors within and between transport modes. In the role as knowledge hub, CLOSER organizes regular round-tables in thematic areas. Conferences, workshops and PhD network also contribute to knowledge building and dissemination. In the role as project coordinator and initiator, projects and consortium building are facilitated, pre-studies and demonstration projects are coordinated based on the needs expressed in the interaction between partners.