|Coordinator||No Picnic AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||November 2016 - June 2017|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2016 (autumn)|
Purpose and goal
E-Sea is a project whose aim is to: develop a new standard for fast charging of electric pleasure boats and commercial traffic. To meet the Swedish and EU environmental targets, and comply with the legislation for sustainability regarding emission-free transport and waterways, the marine environment must be included. Super-fast and safe charging is a requirement that is essential for electrical power to function as a viable alternative to combustion engines. Our goal is to build and operate a well-developed infrastructure of super-fast charging stations in Sweden and Europe.
Expected results and effects
The outcome of the E-Sea power project, according to the project group, is very good. This will lead to a Step 2 application. A number of very interesting spin-offs have arisen because of Step 1. These knockouts will lead to very interesting future business opportunities for the project group´s participants, and many more.
Planned approach and implementation
A number of workshops with the project team have been completed. Unfortunately, it has proved impossible to gather the reference group´s entire participants to joint workshops. To circumvent this obstacle, we have gathered participants in smaller groups, and individual meetings. Environmental analysis and dialogue with representatives of existing actors in the marine market have been implemented. A new company E-Sea AB has been started to manage IPR and to get a clear Requirement owner in Step 2, and later as a possible, sales company and brand for common system solutions.