Demo Värmdö Archipelago
|Coordinator||Värmdö kommun - Näringslivsenheten|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 492 847|
|Project duration||September 2018 - August 2019|
|Venture||Test beds for society´s challenges|
Purpose and goal
The test bed aims to develop and pre-project new sustainable methods for safe water supply and good water status in the Baltic Sea. A physical test bed for innovations in the water supply area, located in Sandön. The aim of the project has been to investigate the possibilities, needs and interest for a test bed with the current focus in the municipality of Värmdö in collaboration with the public sector, civil society, academia and business to establish a plan for continued implementation. Where the project´s now participating stakeholders intend to continue with the process.
Expected results and effects
Conclusions have led to wanting to test the "whole system" in a defined location. Therefore, innovation will not primarily be about new technology but rather a new system and method. The conclusions are that the next step will be based on a system thinking, to link the interaction between technology, people and the place. Technical solutions should interact, together with the behavior of citizens and visitors, the actions and support of politicians and staff (eg permits, services, regulations, fees, etc.) in a sustainable system in one place.
Planned approach and implementation
Within Testbädd Värmdö Archipelago, the public sector, civil society, academia and business have collaborated for increased quality of life, enterprise and sustainability in the archipelago. Conditions for establishing a test bed have been investigated through DialogLAB with stakeholders. The design of the test bed was based on surveys, external analysis and shared competence. One of the most important prerequisites for the next step is to answer the question; how Test bed is developed and applied to create a new system that accommodates the human-technology-site aspect.