Digital Cellulose Center
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - Rise Acreo, Kista|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 36 000 000|
|Project duration||July 2017 - October 2022|
Purpose and goal
The aim is to create an internationally competitive research environment, the Digital Cellulose Center, which offers expertise and infrastructure for industry-driven, excellent R & D in “Digital Cellulose”. In this context, "Digital cellulose" represents a technology platform consisting of a new class of materials consisting of cellulose combined with electro-functional materials. The goal of DCC is to create the best possible conditions for cellulose-based products to become an integral part of a sustainable digital society and contribute to increased growth for industry.
Expected results and effects
1.Generate competence, research results and technology platforms of high scientific excellence and highly industrially relevant. 2.Create an internationally renowned research environment where industry and academia work closely together on fundamental issues and industrial challenges. 3.Establish a large international network and extensive collaborations with external organizations that can provide complementary competences 4.Attract additional funding from e.g. industry, EU and national foundations to make the center “self-supporting” after 10 years.
Planned approach and implementation
DCC will create new competence through long-term research projects of high industrial relevance within 4-5 themes. The detailed research program will be based on industry needs, but be at a low TRL level and with as many disciplines as possible involved. Industry´s commitment will mainly be through industrial PhDs and there will be large mobility between the various parties to stimulate knowledge and experience exchange. The parties´ existing networks will provide the basis for the establishment of new international and national partnerships.