CoSiMa - Concept for industrial development of the bio-based soft materials of the future
|CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för matematiska vetenskaper
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 500 000
|April 2017 - January 2018
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The goal of the project is a new material development concept for the sustainable soft materials of the future, based on understanding of the connections between material structure and molecular transport, imaging of material structures and measurements and computer simulations of molecular transport. The purpose is to achieve a more efficient and more flexible development of novel soft materials with improved functionality, leading to more efficient use of resources and sustainable development processes.
Expected results and effects
The results from phase 1 of the project consist of a consortium that now includes three new partners, and which has agreed on goal and project plan for phase 2. Three key application areas have been identified by the companies, where they see that the koncept can make a difference. The need for new solutions for these application areas have also been identified.
Planned approach and implementation
During the project, we have arranged three workshops, where all the project parts have taken part. At the first workshop, the needs of the companies were discussed broadly och after the workshop the three key applications were identified. These were refined at the two remaining workshops and the project plan for phase 2 was developed together with the additional parts of the application. The project design has shown to work smoothly and the companies have been active and have taken initiatives to move the project forward.